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.


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