Batata Rassa ( Simple Potato Curry )

Potato cubes tempered with onions and cooked with tomatoes !

Batata Rassa
After having so much of sweets and exotic food during diwali, we (I did) tend to crave for some simple comfort food. So I prepared this simple potato curry with rice. Batata is what we call in marathi and aloo/alu in hindi for potato and rassa means curry or rather gravy.  Batata rassa is very simple as there is nothing spicy hot about the dish but rather chilli hot as I do not use any spices in the curry but rather just use chilli powder. Mom made this whenever we were out of town and were late to reach home in the evening as this is one quick, simple, easy recipe and tastes good with bhakri or steaming white rice. There are other variations of the potato curry and will post them in future !

2 large potatoes, deskinned & cubed
1 large tomato, finley chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
3 tbsp oil 
2 tsp red chilli powder
1/8 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
cilantro/coriander for garnish

Preparation Method:
1. Deskin the potatoes and cut them into cubes
2. Heat oil in a vessel and fry onions till they turn translucent
3. Add potatoes and saute, then add in the tomatoes, chilli powder, turmeric, salt and water.(add water according to consistency required)
4. Bring it to boil and let it simmer for 15 - 20 minutes on medium heat. (Since there are no spices in the curry, the potato/tomato flavors will be imparted and the curry will thicken.)
5. Add cilantro for garnish and serve.

Preparation Time: 20 - 25 mins
Serves: 2 - 3

Variation:Add ginger garlic paste and/or garam masala or any other vegetable for a different taste
Note: I am little generous in using oil for this dish, but reduce it according to your need.

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Sushma Mallya said...

Thats really simply yet very delicious,i love such simple curry with rice....loved it SE( what shall i call u..can u tell me ur name pls)

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Thats a lovely Potato Curry..
I make a similar one for my Husband to take to work. Would add a few mutter too...

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Sushma Mallya said...

Thanks sharada...Nice to know you.i comment as i really like ur blog and the way u present it....would love to be ur friend as well as u seem to be a very genuine person....

Spice said...

It looks beautiful..i'm sure it's tasty too.....i make similar kind but use yogurt in it.BTW drop by my blog as I told u I made Rice Chana Pulav yesterday for lunch.

Rohini said...

Looks so yummy, I am a die-hard potato lover! Can't wait to try this!! :)

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Joanne said...

I almost always need a food cleanse after vacations or holidays. I end up craving such simple food. All of the spice and natural goodness in this would be perfect!

Shivali said...

Looks delicious.This is my favourite sabzi when I m tired or run out of veggies.

Anonymous said...

Ekdam Zakas !!!!!
proper marathi dish :)

Sushma Mallya said...

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Lajouels said...

lovely dish ! was looking for this reciepe and now found it. thanks for reciepe

Anonymous said...

Landed on this from google search.
Simple, yet tasty. Exactly what I was looking for. Solves two days of my cooking week. I add a bit extra tomato to get a lil bit sourness and make it a bit tangy.


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