Spicy Potatoes With Tomatoes (Batata Nu Shak)

These potatoes are hot and quite delicious . They are best served with Indian breads but may also be served with store bought pita bread. They can be a part of any Indian meal.

Source:- Flavors of India Cook Book


Peanut or any other vegetable oil:- 4 Tbsp
Brown Mustard seeds:- 1/2 Tsp
Cumin seeds:- 1/2 Tsp
Dried red hot chilies:- 2
Bay leaves:- 2
Asafetida:- 1/4 Tsp
Curry leaves:- 10 fresh (optional)
Small-medium potatoes (peeled or unpeeled, cut into 1/2 inch (1 cm) pieces ):- 4
Cayenne Pepper:- 1 1/2 Tsp
Ground Turmeric:- 1/2 Tsp
Salt :- 2 Tsp
Fresh hot green chillies- 2 (finely chopped)
Ginger finely grated:- 1 inch piece
Finely chopped, fresh cilantro:- 2 Tbsp
Medium sized tomatoes, chopped into 1 inch dice:- 2
Unsweetened dried coconut:- 1 1/2 Tbsp
Ground coriander:- 1/2 Tbsp
Brown Sugar:- 2 Tsp
Tamarind paste:- 3/4 Tbsp


1)Heat the oil in a large , wide , preferably non- stick pan or wok over medium -high heat.
2)When hot,put in the mustard seeds. As soon as they pop, a matter of seconds, add the cumin seeds, red chillies, bay leaves and asafetida.
3)Stir for 4-5 seconds and add the curry leaves. Stir once and add the potatoes, cayenne pepper, turmeric, salt, green chillies and ginger.
4)stir to mix. Add 1/3 cup of water. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes over low heat.
5)Now add the fresh cilantro, tomatoes,coconut, ground coriander, brown sugar and 1 1/2 cups of water. Stir to mix, then cover again and leave to simmer for a further 10 minutes.
6)Add the tamarind paste. Simmer for a further 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Serves 4-6



Santosh Bangar said...

mouthwatering curry

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum! Love it...

Bergamot said...

This is a gujrati dish that I really love. Looks great.Thanks for the recipe.

Poornima Nair said...

Love this basic curry. Very versatile!

Rekha shoban said...

nice spread...i love tamato rice and perfect with raita!

Vimitha Anand said...

Delicious side dish for chapathis... Loved that platter

Chandrani said...

Very lovely yummy sweet potato curry.

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sojo said...

hey tht pic looks really tempting.....

Rachana said...

This curry looks so mouthwatering. Thanks for sharing.

Mélange said...

A very delicious and healthy recipe Preety..Awesome looking.


Droolworthy dish...yummy yummy! :)

Aarthi said...

This looks absolutely yummy..I should try this soon...Bookmarking this one..


Reshmi Mahesh said...

Spicy yummy curry..

Kalpana Sareesh said...

very yummy n nice spread

Chowder Singh said...

Nice recipe. Looks yummy

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