Friday, June 13, 2014



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.


If you have liked this recipe, I would appreciate your leaving a comment. Thank you !