How to make Batata Song - Mangalorean potatoes

This recipe is from the book Konkan Cookbook.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Tamarind (इमली)

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Batata Song

Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


For more recipes related to Batata Song checkout Aloo Matar, Achari Aloo, Baby Potatoes In Spicy Yogurt Gravy, Malai Kofta Curry . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Amrud Ki Sabzi, Bhindi Aur Oats Sabji, Jain Dal Dhokli, Pulippu Koottu.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Batata Song Recipe

  • Potatoes 4 large

  • Tamarind 2 large

  • Dried red chillies seeded 8-10

  • Tamarind 1 lemon size ball

  • Coconut oil 3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Lightly roast and grind red chillies with tamarind and a little water to a fine paste. Heat oil in a frying pan and sauté the onions till light brown.

Step 2

Add the ground paste and sauté for two to three minutes. Add the potato pieces and mix well. Add one cup of water and salt and simmer on low heat till a thick gravy is formed. Serve hot with puris or chapattis.