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Batata Song

on January 12, 2015

“Batata Song” Is a very spicy dish made from onions and potatoes. Its an “Amchi” delicacy and makes a great accompaniment with chapati, dosa, and even as a side dish served with rice and dalithoy (a kind of dal).

It is made in equal proportions of onions and potatoes, So very quick and easy, So if you want a spicy side to pep up your simple meal with a minimal amount of time spent in kitchen, then this one’s for you 🙂


  • Potatoes – 3 (Boiled and cubed) (Do not boil for a long time, the potatoes should be just right)
  • Onions – 3 (chopped)
  • Curry leaves – about 7-8
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tbsp (You can decrease or increase to match your spice level)
  • Tamarind pulp – a small marble sized ball (soak it in warm water, and extract the pulp)
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds. Once it splutters, throw in the curry leaves and mix well.
  • Now add the chopped onions and saute till its translucent.
  • Mix in the chilli powder and cook for about 30 sec, now add the potatoes, tamarind pulp and salt with about 1/2 a cup of water and toss.
  • Cover the pan, and simmer for about 2 min and serve hot.



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