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Potato in Coconut Curry (Batate Song) – No onion version

no onion batate song

Song is a very spicy Konkani dish. There are many different versions of this dish – one with coconut base and onions, one without coconut and many more. Different homes have their own version of song, the only similarity is that the dish is always prepared very spicy. At my home, we have always loved the one with coconut and onions. Some of our relatives are vegetarians who do not even eat onion and garlic. They prepare this version. Like any other song, it is bright red in color and very tasty.

2 cups chopped potatoes
3/4 cup fresh/frozen coconut
6-7 red chillies
1 tea spn coriander seeds
A pinch pinch asafortida
A pinch turmeric
1/2 tea spns tamarind extract or 2-3 pieces of tamarind

no onion batate song1

Peel potatoes and cut into big pieces. Heat a little oil, add asafoetida and add potatoes. Sprinkle a little water and let them cook.
Heat a little oil and add coriander seeds, turmeric,  red chillies. Grind them with coconut and tamarind to a very smooth paste.
Add the ground masala to potatoes and bring it to boil. Add salt.
Serve hot.

Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 30mins

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{ 10 comments… add one }

  • nandoo February 14, 2014, 9:40 pm

    lovely, tasty easy to prepare batata curry. Love it. Going to try it soon.

    • Shilpa February 18, 2014, 12:33 pm

      Thanks Nandoo. Let us know how you like it.

    • PRiyanka March 9, 2014, 12:48 am

      Pls try eat it then give comments pls…I have already tried… very tasty…

  • Shoba Shrinivasan February 17, 2014, 10:27 pm

    Oh the song looks lovely! I am guessing hte color is more from the red chillies! Yummy when its that spicy!


    • Shilpa February 18, 2014, 12:33 pm

      Yes, good chillies make all the difference.

  • Norma-Platanos, Mangoes & Me! February 18, 2014, 6:35 am

    I always use coconut in deserts…must try this…

    • Shilpa February 18, 2014, 12:31 pm

      Norma, try this sometime. We use coconut more in savory dishes than in sweet. We love it.

  • Preethi February 19, 2014, 5:59 am

    Hi Shilpa, the colour of the curry is so rich. No onion no tomato. Wow. Never made a curry without these. :) Only poriyals. Will have to try this. Sounds simple to make and looks similar to the black eyed peas curry in bangalore sagars. Thanks.

  • MOORTHY August 12, 2014, 8:28 am

    Good. Please let me know preparing with onion

    • Shilpa August 12, 2014, 11:41 am

      Moorthy, the links to onion version is mentioned in above post.

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