Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bataka nu Koru Shaak


Gujarati Bataka nu Koru Shaak is almost similar to Maharashtrian Batatyachi Suki Bhaji. Both differ by just a few ingredients here and there, thus resulting a totally different taste/flavor.

Bataka nu Koru Shaak
Potatoes Stir Fry
Ingredients
4 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled & cubed
1 tsp coriander-cumin seed powder
salt to taste

Grind to a smooth paste
2 green chilies
1" ginger

Tempering
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds

Garnish
1 tbsp coconut
1 tbsp cilantro/coriander leaves, chopped

Accomapniement
1 tbsp lemon juice

Method
1. Pressure cook potatoes. Peel and cut into small cubes.
2. Heat oil in a kadai or wok.
3. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder.
4. Stir in ginger-garlic-chili paste. Saute for 1 minute.
5. Add potato cubes, salt, coriander-cumin pwoder. Mix well.
6. Cover and cook for 10 minutes without adding any water. Keep stirring in between.
7. Garnish with coconut, garlic greens and cilantro.
8. After switching off the gas, add lemon juice and mix well.

Note -
1. If fresh garlic cloves are not available, use usual garlic cloves while making paste.
2. For a different taste, you can also add 1 tsp Gujarati garam masala while adding salt.
3. For the garnish, only green part of fresh garlic is used. If it is not available, simply ingore it.

This post is my contribution to Sunshinemom's celebration of the color "Yellow".

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