Friday, June 13, 2014

BATATE HIGH JUMP

BATATE HIGH JUMP

The first thing that caught my attention was the name of this recipe from my friend, the cookery expert, Asha Satish Philar. She has contributed a recipe in the past for Seasoned Rice elsewhere in this blog.

"Batate" of course refers to "Potato" in Konkani but "High Jump" suggests a cute name for something that will make you jump, with joy because it is so delicious!




Ingredients & Method:
  • Baby Potatoes, 30-40, boil and peel
  • Salt, to taste
For the paste/masala: Grind the ingredients given below to a smooth paste:-
  • Grated Coconut, 3 tbsp
  • Roasted Red Chillies, 3
  • Tamarind Paste, 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Seeds, roasted, 1 tbsp
  • Peppercorns,1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida, a pinch
  • Turmeric Powder, a pinch
For the seasoning:
  • Oil, 3 tbsp
  • Garlic crushed with skin, 8 pods OR Mustard Seeds, 1/2 tsp & Karbev (Curry Leaves), 1 sprig
Prick the boiled and peeled potatoes with a fork and rub them with salt
With the flame on low, combine the potatoes with the ground paste with a little water
Season with either mustard seeds and karbev leaves OR with garlic
Stir over a low flame until the potatoes become brownish and dry.