Raswale Batanu Shakk/Potato curry in saucy gravy - Sidedish for Roti/Thepla/Poori

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Monday, September 07, 2015

Potatoes are loved universally, that too in a spicy gravy like this is always a winner, where you can dip your flat-bread, and relish that juicy bite. I originally planned for dry potato curry, batanu shaak. But then i felt a gravy would do justice to the thepla's, so my kiddo's too can enjoy them. I m happy, i changed the side, it was a super-hit at home, both the kiddos and their daddo, loved the side. 
Potato curry, Potato side-dish, potato gravy
2 nos peeled potato, cut into  cubes
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds 
1/2 tsp cumin seeds 
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste

Made to a paste
2 nos red chilies
a small piece of ginger

For The Garnish
2 tbsp chopped coriander 
  • Heat the oil in a pan, crackle mustard and cumin seeds.When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and ginger-green chilli paste and saute on a medium flame for a 30 seconds.
  • Add the potatoes, sugar, salt and 1.5 cups of water and mix well. Cover and cook on a medium flame for 12 to 15 minutes or till the potatoes are cooked. check the consistency of the gravy, we love to have a juicy gravy. if it is too watery, let it boil for some more minutes. 
  • When done, take it off the stove, garnish with coriander leaves, serve it hot along with thepla or any flat-bread.

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  1. No onion & tomato, yet you got decent amount of gravy! We to prefer some gravy curries for Indian breads.

  2. That is one simple and comforting curry.

  3. Excellent Priya , so beautifully made this curry is very popular in Gujarat . Perfect combo with the theplas.

  4. very simple and elegant side dish!! looks awesome..

  5. Simple & flavorful potato curry..

  6. simple and quick curry.. somehow there are few takers for this runny kind of potato curry at home- they prefer dry sabji....

  7. wow Priya your first pic is stunning so clear and nicely shot!..needless to say that's a delicious side dish!

  8. Yummy, yummy, we will never say 'no' to any potato dish in our household. This one looks delicious.

  9. Yum Priya. Sounds yum. This will be welcome addition to potato...


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