Batata Song (4 servings)

Parboiled and diced potatoes 1/2 kg

Finely diced onion 1 big

Tamarind  3 scales

Dried red chilies  3

Coriander powder 1/2 tsp or 1 tsp coriander seeds

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Salt  2/3 tsp

Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp

2 tsp cooking oil

Coriander leaves for garnishing 1 tsp

Soak the tamarind in warm water for 5 min and along with soak the chilies and coriander seeds.  Make a fine paste of the same in a blender.

Heat oil in a wok and let the cumin seeds cackle. Add the  diced onions and saute till translucent. Add the  blend paste and a little water and stir till the raw smell is gone. Add salt and just enough water to get a paste-like texture.

Add the diced potatoes and stir gently till the gravy thickens and coats the potatoes.

Remove from fire and garnish with coriander leaves.

Goes well with rice or chapathis.