Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Pattal Bhaaji And Kuboos

A special note of thanks to my mom's elder sis (whom I call Amma), who fondly used to made this dish especially for me !! Thankyou Amma.

Pattal Bhaaji is a Konkani name for a curry which has more proportion of gravy in it. This coastal dish is prepared with numerous variations and with different ingredients along the coastal side!
I have been eating this variation since last 3 decades and my taste buds just love the flavours which emanate when eaten along with buron pav(hard crust bread) , soft pav or even kuboos (like American Pita bread its an Arabic bread).

This is made at my place. The recipe follows-
Ingredients :
3 medium sized potatoes
2 medium sized onions
1 tsp haldi / turmeric powder
salt to taste

To be grind into a paste :
1 -3 green chillies (as per taste)
3/4 cup freshly scraped / dessicated coconut
1 tsp jaggery
2-3 flakes of small garlic
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds

For seasoning :
10-15 crushed flakes of small garlic
1/2 tbspn coconut oil

Method :
Cook the potatoes and onion with enough water to submerge them, along with salt and haldi.
Stir occasionally. Cook till they are done, but in shape and not mashed. Add 2-3 cups water and bring to boil. (Add/ reduce water as per the liquid consistency required)

Grind to a fine paste the second batch of ingredients. Slightly toast before grinding, all except jaggery and chillies. (optional) Add this paste to the potato-onion mixture and mix well. Once it starts to boil, put off the stove. Heat coconut oil in a tadka pan, along with the garlic, on a low flame, allowing the garlic to get slightly browned. Add to the potato onion mixture, stir well and cover for flavours to blend.
Serve hot with chapati/ any type of bread/ kuboos.



shilpa(AR) said...

This is very different than my paatal bhaji. I will have to give this a try sometime....

sagari said...

yummyyyyyyy bhaji

Purnima said...

*Shilpa* --- Tku..pls try this version someday..

*Sagari*--Try it someday. You have splending looking blog!

Asha said...

Patal bhaji looks yum.Kaboos is Arab Naan?:)

K.Boy said...

Looks like you have excellent Mumbai type dishes like Patal Bhaji and Puri Bhaji. After I made Dahi Misal yestrday, I had boiled potatos left so this will be useful.
My cousin Ganesh and Vatsala live there for last many years and I was wondering you know them by Konkani get-together?

K.Boy said...

Your patal-bhaji recipe looks good and my mom used to make once in a while. But name Patal-Bhaji is more of Marathi style than Konkani as I have not heard anybody coming from our native place talking about that; but in Mumbai and Pune, Maharastrians make it even in restaurant. Another version of patal-Bhaji is Rassaa and another version Bhaiya's adopted with their Alu-Tikki which we in Bombay call it Rgada-Pattis.

Purnima said...

Ashakka, Kuboos is Arabic doesn't taste like naan or chapati but actually feels like flattened bread..usually goes well with Non-veg curries.

KB Maamma..true. Pattal bhaaji is Marathi influence on Konkani food!I too prepared dahi-usal yest. from AR!! I don't know any amchi here..though I have bumped into few in Mega markets. My fave pick frm Dadar RamNayak besides Samosa-Batatawada was the paalak leaf dipped in chanya pita and deep fried!yummy it tasted wt kur-kuri taste,+ moga daali wodo!
Yes I absolutely am a chaat fan..paanipuris,bhelpuris,sevpuris,ragdapatis
now my mouth's watering!!!!

KayKat said...

I had a very similar konkani dish a couple of weeks ago - it was pretty tasty :)

I'm seriously getting turned onto konkani food now!

Purnima said...

*Kaykat*---> welcome on my blog..try this dish once, you will like the garlic-coriander blend with aloo-pyaaz and watery feel to it!

Nags said...

i love the design on that kuboos :)

Purnima said...

Nags..I have no hand whatsoever in the looks of that kuboos :) Credit goes purely to the baker!