Hirva batata is a Marathi dish that I had tasted at my pachi’s(mom’s sister) place in Belgaum for the first time. This must be one of my favorite Marathi dishes. I found it in one of my recipe notebooks. Probably I had written it down a long ago. I was so happy to find it. Without trying it’s hard to appreciate it’s flavor. Simple recipe for a out of this world dish :).
I had clicked this picture when I prepared this for my guests. It was really hard to click picture when I was running around to get the food ready. I have to change the picture when I prepare this again.
2 cups potatoes cut into long slits
1 and 1/2 tea spn chopped garlic
1 tea spn ginger
3 tbl spn chopped coriander leaves
3/4 cup fresh/frozen coconut
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
A pinch turmeric
1 tea spn chilli powder
Grind coconut, garlic, ginger, coriander leaves, cloves and cinnamon.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add turmeric and potatoes. SautÃ© for few minutes. Add a little water. Cover and cook till potatoes are almost done. Add chilli powder, ground paste and salt. Cook till done.
Serve with rice or chapathis.
Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 30mins