BATAATA NU SHAAK (POTATO GRAVY VEGETABLE)

Bataata Nu Shaak is what a potato gravy vegetable is called in Gujarati. You might wonder as to how come I am posting a gujrati vegetable. Well, I like a lot of Gujrati dishes myself!

It so happened that in my school days we had a new neighbour. They were Gujaratis. What luck! In those days, we neighbours would sometimes share some of our delicacies with each other. Well, this new neighbour was an expert in preparing this vegetable and would always give us some.

My mom then learnt it from the lady and made it for me. For the last many years, I hadn’t made this vegetable. Today my cravings for that bataata nu shaak once again surfaced. Got the recipe immediately from my mom and tried it! And, it turned out exactly the same like the one my neighbour would give me! Thankfully my family too loved it!

Here goes the recipe for the delicious Bataata Nu Shaak.

INGREDIENTS :

  • 5 Medium Potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Tamarind pulp ….to be adjusted
  • 2 tsp Jaggery …..to be adjusted
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 3 tsp Roasted crushed peanuts
  • 2 tbs Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 tbs Fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

METHOD :

  1. To make the Bataata nu shaak, first boil and peel the potatoes. Cut into cubes and set aside.
  2. Heat oil and add the mustard seeds. As soon as they splutter, add the asafoetida and the curry leaves.
  3. Now add the turmeric powder and chilli powder. Immediately add the cubed potatoes and mix.
  4. Saute and add sufficient water to cover the potatoes. Add the garam masala, tamarind and jaggery. Add salt to taste.
  5. Bring to a boil and add the crushed groundnuts. Simmer for a few minutes on low flame.
  6. Switch off the flame and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  7. Serve hot with chapatis and Gaajar Flower Taaja Loncha by the side and some Mulyaachi Koshimbir which will go very well with this vegetable.

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously ....is what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃

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