Nov 27, 2006

Batate Gojju (Konkani Style Potato Salad)

Potato Salad
Batate Gojju is a classic Konkani Potato Salad. The blandness of the potatoes is well spiced with chillies, tamarind and a dash of hing. The hing rules the flavor in this dish.

2-3 medium size potatoes
4 green chillies
small piece tamarind
1/4 tsp hing powder or small piece solid hing

for seasoning
1 tsp oil
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal, optional
2 dry red chillies

Boil potatoes in enough water. Peel the skin and mash it. Leave some small lumps of potatoes. Microwaved potatoes do not yield good results, so I recommend you to cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker with enough water.

Soak tamarind and extract pulp. Add to the potatoes.

Finely chop green chillies. In a mortar and pestle, crush together green chillies and a tsp of salt. Add to the mashed potatoes. Dissolve hing in a tsp of water and mix well. Add little water and bring it to the semi solid consistency.

Make a seasoning of mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and broken red chillies, add to the potatoes.

Serve with rice and dal or chapathi.


Anonymous said...

I think I have tasted this somewhere. But haven't tried anytime. Will try it soon, I think it will go well with chapathis in my hubby's lunchbox. Thanks dear.

Anonymous said...

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Sangeeta said...

Hi Manjula,

This is an interesting recipe. I am definitely going to try it. Thanks :)

Lakshmi said...

that look so good Manjula

Anonymous said...

we make this with yogurt instead of tamarind. i will try tamarind version too.

Asha said...

Looks mouthwatering! Thanks for this yummy recipe Manjula!:)

Manjula said...

Thank you Shilpa, sangeeta, lakshmi, Asha and all anonymous readers. Its your feeedback and comemnts that keeps me going