Batate Talasaan (Stir Fry Potato)

Konkani batate talasan
Potato can be cooked in numerous ways. This one is my favourite, the way my Mom cooks. A Konkani potato stir fry with coconut. 

Potatoes - 2 big
Green Chilies - 4
Curry Leaves - a sprig
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Grated Coconut - 1 tbsp 
Asafetida/Hing - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

How to cook Konkani Batate Talasan:
  • Peel the potato skin and cut the potatoes into long julienne slices just like fries. Place them in a bowl of water to avoid darkening.
  • Pat curry leaves and green chilies dry.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai/wok and add mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafetida. After mustard seeds pop, add potatoes (drain the water), lengthwise slit green chilies.  Saute till potatoes soften.
  • Add salt, turmeric, grated coconut. Add more coconut if you like. Sauté for 5 more minutes or till potatoes are slightly glazed. Easy quick Batatya Talasaan is ready.