Easy and simple potato dish(Batate gojju)

What do you do with the extra cooked potatoes that remain after cooking some potato dish? It happens with me frequently. While making batata vada or masala dosa, I start by boiling potatoes and many times, I realize I have cooked too many for one dish. In such situations, aayi makes this tasty gojju with it. This is also great for quick fix meals when you are out of all vegetables/meat in the refrigerator, but you want to make something to eat. Its a simple and very suitable recipe for those who are learning cooking and want to start with something very simple.

2 cooked and peeled potatoes
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves
3-4 green chilies
1 tbl spn fresh/frozen coconut
A pinch asafoetida

Mash the potatoes slightly.
Mix coconut, chopped green chilies, salt with hand. Mix this with potatoes and mix well. Add little water to make it a semi dry dish.
Heat little oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add curry leaves, asafoetida. Pour this seasoning over potato mixture and mix well.
Serve as a side dish with rice and dal.

Serves : 2
Preparation time : 15mins

17 thoughts on “Easy and simple potato dish(Batate gojju)”

  1. Hello Shilpa,
    Good one, my Mom puts little Yoghurt to this dish along with some chopped Onion n cilantro (we call it Batate Mosaru gojju). Also she makes this gojju with sweet potato and bale gidada dantu(Plantain Pith). But i will try Ur recipe since my Husband doesn’t eat Youghurt 🙁
    Keep ur Good work…Nijakku Punya da kelsa madta idira, nammantavranna save madi…ha ha ha…:D

  2. Hey shilpa
    we make this gojju which is simplest and quickest of all side dishes.only difference being we add cooked and mashed tomato too.this gives a tinge of sourness which adds to the taste and looks colourful too.do try it next time.

  3. Shilpa..thanks for sharing gojju recipe…I knew vyangana gojju minus coconut with heavy hing flavour…mashed and yummy…will surely try this one too..
    (The AR format has changed again…maybe by your morning it would be normal .)

  4. this is what i call true comfort food. a spoon, and i’m set. everyone else can have the main meal.

    Shilpa: Haha…That is sweet Bee. So whenever you visit us, I know what to cook for u 😀

  5. Shilpa, I sent you a mail.Let me now if you have not received it 🙂

    Shilpa: Thanks a lot Mishmash. I appreciate you taking time and mailing me, I will reply to you soon.

  6. I do this as side dish with Chitranna when I am too bored to make the normal one with cucumber,tomato and carrot which asks for too much chopping 🙂
    I just add chilies and yougurt.Sometimes I don’t even do seasoning.

  7. I agree with bee.. a true comfort food!!!

    My mom adds finely chopped onions and granishes with coriander leaves. She also adds urad dal(black gram) to the tempering.

    Another variation she does is by parboinling tomato and mashing it along with potato.

    To both versions, she adds lime juice to make it tangy !!!

  8. Batatya Goju will be on top on my list of comfort foods. My mother adds a little bit of tamarind(after soaking it in water) to give it a slightly “ambashi” taste.
    You are doing an excellent job with this blog/website.

    It is amazing how rich and varied the Konkani cuisine is. Phanna Upkari is great example. I grew up eating 3 different variations of this dish. One my mother (from Kumta) makes. the other two my aunts from Honavar and Ankola make. All 3 taste great with subtle differences. I ‘ll try to send you the recipes one of these days.

    A recipe request. Do you have recipe for “Nagle Song”?



    Shilpa: Sunil, I don’t have the recipe for Nagle sukke as of now. I will try to find it.

  9. Hey this is my favorite gojju i love it. my amma used to prepare it for me if she has not prepared saar for me as i never used to eat kodhel

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