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.


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