Batate Toy or Potato Bhaji

A Konkani version of potato stew.  One of my Mom's recipes - simple yet tasty.

Mashed Boiled Potato - about 1 cup
Dry Red Chillies - 2
Curry Leaves/Kadipata - a sprig (optional)
Garlic - 2 big cloves
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Green Chillies - 4
Coriander Seeds/Dhane/Dhania - 1 tsp
Tamarind Paste - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves - few sprigs

1. Grind coriander seeds to a coarse powder.  Crush ginger and garlic.  Slit the green chillies lengthwise and finely chop cilantro.  Pat the washed curry leaves dry.
2. In a mixing bowl, add mashed potatoes, leave a few chunks unmashed.  Add coriander powder, crushed ginger, chopped cilantro, green chillies, tamarind paste, turmeric and salt.  Add about 1 cup water and mix all the ingredients well with a spoon.
3. Heat about 2 tsp oil in a pan.  Add crushed garlic, curry leaves and red chillies.  Saute till garlic turns golden brown.  Now add the potato mix and bring it to a boil.  Add more water if required.  Cook till you get the desired consistency.
4. Serve hot Batatya Toy with steamed rice, roti or puri.


  1. Looks gud ..perfect with poori or chapati for me

  2. The name of the dish is very different, I love your simple and flavourful stew.

  3. new recipe to me looks great, love that green colour, cute

  4. looks gr8...and healthy too!can be accompanied by garlic brd too..I will try sometime!

  5. stew looks really delicious
    lovely flavours


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