Friday, July 3, 2009

Batate Song/ Potatoes cooked in spicy and tangy sauce

Hellllllllo Gals, Good to see you all and ur wonderful recipes. I am so glad many of u wrote that I'll be missed dearly :) :) Thanks dearies.

Now lets get to foodie-business ;) Today's recipe is a spicy tangy potato curry(I made it yesterday for lunch ). It's called 'song' ...LOL yes u read it right. In Konkani it's called Batate(potato) Song. It's one of the most loved dishes in the Konkani household after/along with the Dali Thoy. My hubby dear is a bong ...he loves the Konkani cuisine but finds the names of the dishes very amusing/funny :)

I'd like to share a funny incident that occured about 2 years back. My parents had invited both of us for lunch. Among the variety of dishes Amma had made, the batate song impressed S, Amma saw that S had polished off the song within minutes of serving...she told me to serve some more song to him. S was a little surprised and whispered to me..."is Amma asking me to sing a song or something?!" ....I couldn't hold myself and burst into laughter :) :) everybody was curious to know the reason...when I told them about the 'sing a song ?' thingie, all had a hearty laugh...
even to this day whenever I make batate song, we exchange a nostalgic cute little smile :)
So here's the recipe that could make u sing a .......batate- SONG!!

Ingredients:

* 4 medium sized potatoes, cooked, peeled, cubed.
* 1 large onion, finely chopped.
* 1 1/4tsp chilli powder ( use more or less to suit ur taste).
* 1 small lemon sized tamarind ball soaked in a bowl of water, after it softens squeeze the tamarind to get a thin consistency tamarind water/pulp.
*2-3 tbsp oil
*salt to taste

Method:

1. Heat oil in a kadhai or any cooking vessel, add onions and fry till slightly
golden brown.

2. Turn off the gas and add the tamarind pulp, chilli powder, salt, potato cubes and mix well.

3. Turn on the flame and simmer for sometime, taste and adjust the salt and chilli powder if necessary.

4. Add a little water if you want more gravy, cover and simmer for sometime, stir occassionally.

5. The song is ready to be served with rice/roti

50 comments:

Parita said...

Song truly looks spicy and delicious dear...thank you sharing that incident :)

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Suparna, good to see you back. Hope you had nice break and come back recharged. The potatoes looks very yummy. Nice dish.

Ann said...

Lol suparna..even before i read the story,i was thinking whats the 'song' like..haha..cute and lovely.
havent heard this recipe yet.would like to try..thats a yummy presentation too ..!!

Padma said...

Good to see you back Suparna with a lovely dish ... looks so spicy and tangy .... thanks for sharing :)

Suparna said...

hey parita, A2Z, Ann, Padma am really glad and u enjoyed reading the post :) keep coming :)
TC

Pooja said...

Wow looks spicy and delicious! And hilarious incident indeed :)

aquadaze said...

good to see you back!! song sounds...well...looks yum!!

Smitha said...

To be frank, when I read the heading even I thought that u were going to write a poem or something about the potato song :)
The dish look yummy

Lisa said...

Welcome back! I've missed your wonderful recipes.

Vibaas said...

this is something new and sounds yum! :)

Usha said...

Sounds delicious, definitely a must try recipe !

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

welcome back... lovely story about song...
lovely dish too...

Red Chillies said...

hey, good to know that you are a konkani. This is our favorite dish to have with daali thoy as you said. Enjoyed reading the sweet incident.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Missed You around :)

Looks nice,keep posting:)

Priti said...

Looks nice...never tried using tamarind ...nice click

Varunavi said...

Welcome back,nice way to come back with a lovely dish.I loved the name of the dish and so the ingredients :)

Sharmila said...

Bengalis just love potatoes .. so can imagine why your hubby polished it off. I am going to make this for sure ... coz I love my potatoes too. :-)
Welcome back Suparna ... and don't go away again. :-)

Hari Chandana said...

Nice to see u back... looks nice and delicious.. thanks for sharing that lovely incident.. :)

Suparna said...

Thanks pooja, ad,smitha, lisa, vibaas,usha, somoo,supriya, raaji, priti, varunavi,sharmila for ur visit ...reading ur comments makes me happy :)
Keep ur visit on.
TC

Priya said...

Yumm potato song looks yumm!!!delicious pair for rice!

bindiya said...

This recipe is sooo good, you got me drooling here!

Suparna said...

hi priya yeah it perfect with rice and dal :)Thanks

Bindiya, thanks for ur time, keep coming.
TC

rekhas kitchen said...

This is one of my fav. recipe in Konkani cuisine looks so perfect and mouthwatering.

ARUNA said...

nice recipe and welcome back suparna......good to c u!!!

Gita said...

Welcome back :) Thats a very delicious dish!

Soma said...

that was a post after a long time.. good to see a comeback with a lovely recipe:-)
Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Suparna said...

gita, aruna, soma, rekha thanks so much for ur time :)keep visiting

sangi said...

song!tnx for sharing such a rare recipe...

Suparna said...

Thanks sangi, keep visiting :)

Priyameena said...

Potatoes looks tasty..Look at the onions Hmmm...... Yummy

vidhas said...

Hi Suparana, Welcome back. this loks yum!! It is new to me and surely will give a try.Thanks for the lovley comment in my blog.

Indrani said...

I agree with sharmila, bengalis love potatoes and my hubby is not an exception 7 he loves baby potatoes, if he sees baby.p in market, he can't resist to buy & asks me to make aloo dum, this time I should try your way...sounds looks lovely, yummy...I've posted another patol recipe just for u..have u checked it?
here is the link : http://indranid.blogspot.com/2009/06/narkel-sorshe-patol-pointed-gourd-in.html

Valarmathi said...

good to seeu back. Hope u had a great time.

Potatoes looks so tasty and yummy.

Suparna said...

Thanks vidaas, priya, valar and Indrani :) Thanks for the encouraing words...
TC

Indrani....I'll take a look at the recipe right away :)thanks for making it specially for me :)
TC

Shama Nagarajan said...

it looks yummy dear...nice blog

churningthewordmill said...

i made batata song (from someone else'z blog) sometime back.. i really liked it.. will try ur recipe too!
btw, when i heard of the song the first time, even i found it very funny..

sangeeta said...

thanks suparna......your blog looks lovely and the tangy potatoes are really different n yum........i'll be back to read more of your posts...

Suparna said...

Shama, Mandira, sangeeta thanks for stopping by :) do let me know if u try the song :)

Laavanya said...

I've heard such good things about this batata song and daalithoy combination!

Chitra said...

Thats a lovely song suparna..will surely try it out:)

Nithya Praveen said...

Welcome back Suparna.The name of the dish itself sounds so cute....am gona try this!

Suparna said...

nitya, chitra, lavanya thanks for visiting and ur lovely comments :)

Vanamala said...

Nice recipe...

Curry Leaf said...

Hearty Thanks for visiting and trying out the mango brownies Suparna.It was just an experiment on my part and am very happy that you enjoyed it.Thanks for the encouraging words and sorry I could not reply earlier as I was a bit busy

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

before reading full story, i thought its a spelling mistake "SONG"....it was so interesting to read the full story n doubt of s "to sing a song"... lol..dish looks amazing.. :)

Akal's Saappadu said...

Funny name for the dish, no wonder he was a bit confused,nice anecdote:)
the preparation also is new for me, using tamarind, will try sometime!

Srilakshmi said...

Late Latif is here :-) Welcome back, and thanks for all your comments on my blog! Firstly love your new template.. and great recipe too! Love anything with potatoes in it :-D

Viki's Kitchen said...

Glad to see u da. LoL ... Batate song makes me laugh. U could have told him to sing a song, posing that it is the custom for a Son in law to sing a song during the MIL's dinner party:) Ha ha ha.
Always love konkani recipes. I will try ur gorgeous potato curry. Cute picture.

Raaga said...

the amusement we get with our non konkani better halves :)

PranisKitchen said...

looks delicios.
very simple recipe..the name of the dish is little confusing.thats made ur s confused