Thursday, January 15, 2009

Batate Bhajjun Upkari ~ Simple Potato Side dish

Batate Bhajjun upkari is simple Potato side dish. This was one of the dishes that amma resorted to when there were not many veggies or during the days when she observed fast. Me and anna always looked forward to this meal. Whenever she made this we were sure that we would have steaming hot white rice and daalithoy. The combination of the these three is heaven for us. Even today when we are at home she makes sure that she makes this atleast once. When amma makes this she generously uses oil and believe me it tastes much better than the way I do it as I always reduce the oil and try cooking with one tsp of oil. 
Here is what's needed:
4 medium sized Potato washed thoroughly, peeled roughly and chopped into small thin pieces and soaked in cold water until used.
Oil 2 tsp
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Urad Dal
2-3 red Chilli torn
salt to taste
 Heat oil. (I normally use 2tsp for this dish but it needs more than that to get a very good crispy taste) Add mustard seeds, when they splutter add in the urad dal and fry until slightly golden. Throw in the torn red chilli and after 20 secs add the drained potato pieces and salt to taste. Cook covered on medium flame until crispy and done. You can add little amount of water for the Potato's to be cooked. Tastes best when hot and served with rice and daalithoy!


Raks said...

Thats so cool,my son needs potato every day,I will sure try this one!

मोहन वशिष्‍ठ said...

Gr8 very nice blog and dishes

FH said...

Potatoes are like God's gift to us, isn't it? So versatile and so yummy. Looks perfect! :)

AnuSriram said...

That looks delicious!

Namrata Kini said...

Sheeth, dalitoy and batate upkari happens to be my favorite combination as well. Try adding 1/2 a tsp of kolumbe pitti towards the end. It adds even more flavour to the dish.

Finla said...


Shama Nagarajan said...

anything with potato makes me crazy.....lovely dish

Mrs.Kannan said...

I wondered what dallithoy is and that one we called it ParuppuSadham in my mom's family they always have paruppu sadam in every important occasion in home

ranji said...

Anything with potato is greaaaaat!!looks very simple and delicious!!

Ashwini said...

Potato fry..Yum Yum Yummy. Anything with potato is great.

anudivya said...

I like the way you cut the potatoes... very nice. And what a simple dish, perfecto!

anudivya said...

I like the way you cut the potatoes... very nice. And what a simple dish, perfecto!

anudivya said...

I like the way you cut the potatoes... very nice. And what a simple dish, perfecto!

Deepthi Shankar said...

i love such simple dishes, always tastes good when mom makes it isn't it?

Swathy said...

yummy!! slurp!!
vajjunu tonda udda aile[ sounds delicious!!]...its my favourite combination too!!
Sometime s I reduce the red chillies and add a pinch of pepper / chilli powder instead just for a slight change!!

Varsha Vipins said...

I love potatoes in any form,this s so simple n lovely..:)

Adlak's tiny world said...

simple yet superb.. love it.

Uj said...

Everyone loves Potato's Isn't it? Do try and let me know if you liked it.


I swear.. Don's know what would I have done if not for these beauties!


Wow.. I have some company :) Kolambe pitti.. got to try this next time :)


We do have a lot of common recipes Isn't it?


You are so right.. Mom's have magic in their hands!

I have one more variety of batate bhajjun upkari in my site. You may love that too :D Next time will add chilli powder to this and see :) Thanks dear

Same here!

Thanks dear

Cham said...

As you said dal , white rice and this curry would be heaven!

notyet100 said...

hii,.u can send this over for yellow event,..looks yum,..