Red Hot Potatoes (Batata Song)

Red Hot Potatoes (Batata Song)

Introduction :

South Indian Vegetarian (Konkan Region)

Potatoes (also called Batata in parts of India) spiced up with tomatoes and onions give a curry that will add zing and taste to any meal.


Ingredients :

Serves: 4
Cooking time (approx.): 9 minutes

4 big potatoes boiled and cut into cubes
2 medium onion(s) sliced finely
1 big tomato(es) chopped finely 1 teaspoon(s) red chilli powder or as per taste
½ teaspoon(s) tamarind paste or as per taste
4 tablespoons oil salt to taste


1. Heat oil on medium level in a pan for about 2 minute(s). Add finely sliced onions and fry on medium heat till they are lightly browned. Now add red chilli powder and fry for a few more seconds on low heat till you get a good roasted aroma.
2. Add chopped tomatoes and fry again on medium / low heat for 3 minute(s) or till the tomatoes are tender and the oil has left the sides of the pan.
3. Add now the tamarind paste and the boiled potato cubes. Sprinkle some water and salt to taste. Mix thoroughly. Cover and keep on low heat for about 4 minutes.