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Konkani Batata Saung Recipe

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Batata saung or batata song is a popular Konkani dish made with only 5 ingredients. This Batata saung recipe is my husband’s favorite vegetarian dish. It is quick yet delicious. Traditionally, this is a hot potato curry but you can reduce the amount of red chili powder to tone down the heat.

Tamarind adds a tanginess that balances the heat from the red chili powder. For Batata saung recipe if you are using tamarind paste then ensure to use about just 1 teaspoon. This is because the tamarind paste is highly concentrated.

I used a lot of oil in the Batata saung recipe video to fry the onions but feel free to reduce the quantity if you are preparing it as a regular meal. You do need a lot of onions. Batata saung pairs well with rotis and a side salad. You may even mix with rice for a dry potato briyani touch.

The most important tips to ensure that you have the perfect tangy and hot taste is:

  1. Stir fry the onions till perfect golden brown. 
  2. Use the right amount of tamarind and red chili combination.

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Batata saung

Batata Saung recipe

Spicy Konkani potato curry with onions, red chili powder and tamarind. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Konkani
Servings 8
Calories 226 kcal


  • 8 medium potatoes quartered
  • 3 medium onions sliced
  • 1 ball of tamarind soak in water
  • 2 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida


  • Cook the quartered potatoes in a pressure cooker or in a microwave.
  • Peel and dice the potatoes in bite-sized pieces.
  • Soak a ball of tamarind in water and extract the tamarind pulp.
  • Stir in red chili powder, asafoetida, and turmeric powder in the tamarind. 
  • Mix the paste in the potatoes. Add salt and set aside for 20 minutes. 
  • In a pan, heat oil and sauté onions till they turn golden brown. 
  • Stir in the marinated potatoes.
  • Serve hot with roti. 


If you don’t have tamarind, you may use tamarind paste. Use about one teaspoon as the paste is highly concentrated. 
I normally use less amount of oil than shown in the video, unless I have guests. 


Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only. Actual numbers may be different from those provided below. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


Nutrition Facts
Batata Saung recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 potato)
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 56mg2%
Potassium 1090mg31%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 57mg6%
Vitamin C 48mg58%
Vitamin A 593IU12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Here’s another Indian vegetarian recipe you may enjoy – Undhiyu.

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By FoodLifeAndMoney in January, 2019

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