Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Potato in Spicy Tamarind sauce / Potato Song

Potato Song is a traditional Konkani speciality. Potato Song is usually made with bland dal, rasam or roti. It is very simple to make and is very tasty. I added mustard seeds to this recipe as my husband likes it, but traditionally we don't add mustard seeds. Here is the recipe.

1 medium red onion
3 potatoes
1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (preferably byadgi or kashmiri chili powder)
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon tamarind concentrate or 1/4 cup tamarind juice
1 teaspoon oil (preferably coconut oil)
salt for taste


Boil potatoes and cool them. Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds splutter, add onion. If you are not using mustard seeds directly fry onion. Fry till the onion is just transparent. Don't fry the onion till brown. I fried it for around 4-5 minutes on medium flame constantly stirring it. Then add the tamarind paste, chili powder salt and 1 cup of water. Get the mixture to a boil. Add chopped potatoes and cook till the potatoes are coated well with the onion and tamarind mixture. Serve hot.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2