Sunday 23 August 2009

Platform Potato Curry(Batata Rassa)| StepWise .. and a few more awards….

Foodelicious-Platform Potato Curry


This is one of the most hit recipes, made by my Mom! Me and my brother, we have grown up eating this wonderful curry and is a favourite with us !!

I have mentioned earlier too in my previous posts, that not only is my Mum  an excellent cook but she cooks very fast too.

She can cook for a big batch of people in a very short interval of time - an art, I am yet to expertise in! During my childhood, my father would unannounced bring guests home for lunch or dinner and she inspite of all her illness would feed people gladly and very efficiently.

Whoever has visited my Mum's place and has tasted her food, have always praised her culinary skills.
This is a very simple curry which can be made in a matter of minutes. It's been a favorite dish amongst all of us in my Mom’s family. Then when I got married and 'S' tasted it at my Mom’s place he liked it too! His verdict was that it tastes like the subzi served on the railway platform along with the poori and ever since then, we all call it the "Platform Curry".

Whenever my brother visits my Mom, he has to have this 'Rassa'. In Marathi a Curry preparation with a thinner gravy  is called 'Rassa'.

Simplest preparations are the most trickiest to make, is what I believe. It has taken me a few years to make it exactly like my mother and now it has become a  favorite with my family too.

I make it whenever there are unexpected guests or when there are no veggies in the fridge or when I am in a hurry or when I do not find any other reason! LOL.. yes, it’s made quite a few times..Winking smileIt tastes best when served with Poori /Jeera Rice/Chapati.

Foodelicious-Platform Potato Curry

6-7 medium sized boiled & peeled Potatoes (roughly crushed using hands)
2-3 Green Chillies (broken into pieces)
3-4 medium tomatoes (chopped)
3/4tsp turmeric powder
1-1/2” piece ginger (grated)
2tsp red chili powder (or as per taste)
2tbsp coriander powder
Freshly chopped coriander to garnish
salt to taste
oil for cooking
2tsp mustard seeds

  • Heat oil and add mustard seeds followed by green chilli pieces & ginger.
  • Reduce the flame and add turmeric powder, do not let it burn.
  • Add tomatoes , salt and sauté.

Cook tomatoes till the oil separates and then add the red chilli and coriander powder.


Add the potatoes and mix properly but gently, taking care that potatoes are not crushed any further.


Add water to make a gravy and bring it to a boil .Boil on low gas for a few minutes. Adjust the salt if required,  garnish with coriander and serve hot.

And now coming to the awards… This month is really a blessed month as I am getting showered by awards from my blogger friends. My blogger friend Sireesha of Mom’s kitchen has sent me these awards

loveblogaward kreativblogger one_lovely_blog
and Priyaraj Of EnSamaiyal has sent me an additional

Thanks Sireesha and Priya, these awards mean a lot to me.
I have already done the tags which you can check here and here.
I am  sending this as my entry to the event Side dish for Chapthi hosted by Vicky Xavier at Viki’s Kitchen
Wish you all a happy Vinayaka Chaturthi.
Foodelicious-Platform Potato Curry
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chakhlere said...

The 'Rassa' is my fav too!! Your recipe is nice!!

Congrats for the award dear!

ann low said...

I love potatoes and this is quite an easy recipes for me to try. Thanks for sharing :D

Vijitha said...

Hey pari
Its true! we tend to make real good friends through blog.
The curry looks so good n yummy!

Katy ~ said...

Beautiful photo. I would love to sample this as potatoes is one of my staples.

Alisa@Foodista said...

I love quick and easy recipes.I'll definitely try this one,I love curries!Pari, I'd love to guide our readers to your site if you won't mind.Just add your choice of foodista widget to this post and it's all set, Thanks!

sra said...

Nice name you've given the curry!

Unknown said...

Delicious and simple dish. Congrats on all your awards.

Pooja said...

nice platform curry ! liked the name !

Red Chillies said...

Kudos to your mom for all the lovely recipes and cooking inspite her ilness. Potato bhaji looks good.

lubnakarim06 said...

Wondering by reading the title. You people have given a nice name to the curry...Mom's are always rocking....curry looks spicy and yummy.

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amna said...

oooh tangy!

Anonymous said...

This is my idea of a heavenly potato dish! Wonderful flavors! I am so happy to have found your blog, I adore Indian cooking and your blog is full of glorious recipes! I'm following! :-)

Raaga said...

We had this with pooris last Sunday when the weather was lovely. :-)

Anita also calls this the station bhaji :)

Gita Jaishankar said...

COlorful and delicious looking curry...congrats on your awards :)

Padma said...

Tempting picture... looks nice spicy and yumm... and congrats on your awards :)

Shri said...

Nice name:))Lovely dish and congrats on the awards!

Parita said...

Congratulations on your awards dear! Curry looks spicy and delicious!

Yasmeen said...

Love the title of the Rassa,looks delicious.
Admire Mom's speedy cooking.:D

Unknown said...

congrats on your awards nice curry and very simple and looks yummy too

Preety said...

happy ganesh chaturthi, and congrats on your awards,

potato curry looks yumm

Trish said...

I can see that you and I love the same foods...I am adding you to my blogroll....come on over sometimes and see my 'experimental' cooking too...grin. A little of this and a little of that...

Nandinis food said...

Woo slurp! I can't damn resist the potato curry! Looks super appetizing and delicious!

Pari Vasisht said...

Hi All! Thanks a lot everyone for all the beautiful words you have said.

Priya Suresh said...

Wow potato curry looks yummy, such a beatiful curry..congrats on ur awards Pari..u really deserve it..

Purva Desai said...

all time fav easy, yet delicious curry....congrats for the awards

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

When I was newly married this was one of my dishes that turned out decent...
Lovely dish - looks great too...

Ramya's Activity said...

Thanks a lot. I tried the platform curry. It came out great. Thanks for sharing. My favorite curry.


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