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Batate Saung

Batate Song
Batate Song and Batate Wagh are the most popular Konkani potato delicacies.  Both traditional curries are extremely spicy.  But I use mild Byadagi variety of red chillies for a medium spiced Saung.  For Konkani food lovers, here is a Mangalore style Batata Saung.

Boiled Potatoes/Batate - 2 big
Onion - 1 medium
Grated Coconut (fresh or frozen) - about 1 cup
Dry Red Chillies (Byadagi variety) - 5
Coriander Seeds/Dhane - 1 tbsp
Tamarind/Chinch/Chincham - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

How to cook Konkani Batate Saung:
  • Heat about 1 tsp oil in a pan.  Add coriander seeds and dry red chillies.  Saute at low heat until coriander seeds slightly darken and turn aromatic.  Red chillies will turn crisp too.
  • Grind roasted coriander seeds, red chillies, tamarind and coconut to a fine or slightly coarse paste.
  • Finely chop onion.  Peel the boiled potatoes.  Dice potatoes into bite size pieces or just crumble them with your hands.  I used a white onion and Russet potatoes.
  • Heat about 2 tbsp oil in a kadhai/wok.  Add onions and saute until golden brown.  Do not add salt and cook it uncovered.  The flavor of the golden brown fried onions is the highlight of this potato curry.
  • Add the ground coconut paste, salt and boiled potatoes.  Cook it for about 2 minutes or until you get the desired consistency of the gravy.
Enjoy spicy Batata Song with rice or chapati.


  1. Unique recipe,flavorful paste,sure must have tasted delicious.

  2. Wow such an interesting recipe....


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