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:
- Stir fry the onions till perfect golden brown.
- Use the right amount of tamarind and red chili combination.
Batata Saung recipe
- 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.
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Here’s another Indian vegetarian recipe you may enjoy – Undhiyu.
Happy Eating and Feeding!