Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Potatoes in coconut gravy

Foody Chat

Its been a long long time since I ate this dish, had almost forgotten it.. When I came across curry mela hosted by Srivalli, I suddenly recalled it. It is called as "Batata Umman", & is a konkani dish prepared at Mangalore. It was the first time that my husband tasted it & within minutes the dish had disappeared, with both of us relishing & enjoying it with rice. If you are a prawns lover, you can use the same masala to make a prawn's curry & it too would taste great... I made it with potatoes & here's the list of ingredients & method to prepare this dish.

  • 4 Medium sized potatoes
  • 1 Full cup grated coconut
  • 5 Fried red chillies
  • 1.5 Tsp of tamrind pulp
  • Half Tsp of Hing (or as required)
  • 1.5 cup of water
  • 1 Tsp of oil
  • Salt as per taste

  • Cook potatoes, cut it into small cubes & keep aside.
  • Grind Coconut, red chillies, tamrind pulp, hing with water to a smooth paste.
  • Add the masala to the cooked potatoes, add salt & bring to a boil.
  • Just before you switch off the gas, add oil & allow it to boil for a minute( usually coconut oil is preferred, but you can use any other cooking oil also).

The dish is ready to savour with rice now!!! Enjoy!!

I contribute this recipe to The Curry Mela Hosted by Srivalli


Shreya said...

hi, this reminds of the potato stew in kerala. but definitely different recipe..i think i would love it with the prawns!

Anonymous said...

Off topic for this recipe, but maybe you can help my clueless non-Indian self who loves Indian food and is starting to cook it.

A lot of Indian recipes call for "green peppers." What specifically does this mean? I once tried two jalapenos where the recipe called for two green peppers. My conclusion was that they didn't mean jalapenos.

Sorry about being both off-topic and clueless. Thanks in advance for your help.

Mike in Chicago

Nandita Shenoy said...

Hi Mike..
Sorry about the late reply..Usually capsicum is referred to as bell peppers or green peppers.. You can try out the recipes using capsicum.. Happy cooking!!