Batate Vagu

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Alu is a popular veggie and loved by one and all. Its a bit unhealthy maybe, but indispensable nevertheless. We prepare Alu tikkies, Alu-onion bhaji, Alu parota and frankly, uncountably large number of items with Alu being among the must-have ingredients. Today I would like to put up a dish which is a side dish for lunch as well as for roti and chapati.  It is a simple dish with few and commonly used ingredients. Here it is:

What you need to have:

1. Cooked & chopped potatoes – 1 and 1/2 cup

2. Choppes Tomato – 1/3 cup

3. Cashews – A few

4. Chopped coriander leaves – A handful

5. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

6. Cumin seeds – 1/2 Teaspoon

7. Asafoetida powder – 1 Teaspoon

8. Turmeric powder – 1 Teaspoon

9. Chilli powder – 1 Teaspoon

10. Dhania-Jeera powder – 1 Teaspoon

Ingredients of Potato spicy dish

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, peel and cook potatoes in the cooker till smooth. On cooling cut it into bite size pieces as shown in image 1. Wash and chop tomatoes, coriander leaves fine and keep it aside.

2. Place a skillet with 3-4 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on the flame. When heated add cumin seeds to it. When it starts sputtering add mustard seeds to it. Add cashews and fry till it turns light brown in colour.

Seasoning in progress

3. Add chopped tomatoes and required quantity of salt to it and stir till it turns mushy. Add all the powders in a row.

Tomatoes being cooked in seasoning

4. When done add cooked potatoes from step 1 to it and also required quantity of water and bring it to boil.

Batate Vagu being cooked

5. Transfer the dish to a serving bowl, check for salt and add chopped coriander leaves.

Ready to serve Batate vagu

6. Enjoy with chapati.

Ready to serve Batate-vagu with chapati and  a salad

How long it takes: 30 mins

Number of servings: 2-3


10 thoughts on “Batate Vagu

    Priya said:
    July 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Beautiful and really inviting batate vagu..

    Trupti said:
    July 19, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    looks delicious and easy to make

    Sushma Mallya said:
    July 19, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    i love batate vagu, mom makes it often but am yet to try it myself…looks so yum

    praniskitchen said:
    July 20, 2010 at 1:58 am

    wow delicious platter.. and the potato vagu looks so delicious what a nice color it got.. yumm

    satya said:
    July 20, 2010 at 2:04 am

    wow tempting platter ,potato vagu looks delicious n mouthwatering …i love alu ,n this curry looks awesome …
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    incidentalcooksuman said:
    July 20, 2010 at 4:34 am

    love aloo in of my fav veggie..that aloo curry looks incredibly delicious…

    Shilpa Rao said:
    July 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Hi PAchi,

    Thanks for putting up this dish, I didnt know we could add cashews to it… Nice one shall try it today.



      prathibalrao responded:
      July 21, 2010 at 2:39 pm

      Hi Shilp[a,

      I was wondering as to where were u missing in spite of your favorite recipe being put up and no response from u at all.

    Shilpa Rao said:
    July 21, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    HI PAchi,

    Very busy with work and down with Viral too.. This spicy dish will give some taste to my dead taste buds!!!!



      prathibalrao responded:
      July 21, 2010 at 6:50 pm

      Hi Shilpa,

      O.k. Shilpa. Thanx for ur instant response.

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