Batate gojju

Potato is called as Batato in Konkani and the preparation of mashed potatoes with seasoning is called as gojju. In simpler terms we can call this dish as potato salad from Konkani cuisine :)

The days when stock of fresh/frozen veggies gets emptied or the days when we return back from any tours/India trip, potatoes come to my rescue while cooking a meal. With just few ingredients this dish is super easy and quick to prepare. A perfect side dish that goes well with rice and dalitoy.


Potatoes 3
Tamarind small piece
Coconut grated fresh or frozen 1-2 tbsp
Green chilli 2
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few leaves
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Coconut Oil used for seasoning
Red chilli 1


Wash potatoes and pressure cook them in enough water for 3 whistles. Allow it to cool, peel the skin and mash it or crush it with hand. Keep it aside.

Meanwhile finely chop the green chillies and crush with tamarind and little water. Now add grated coconut and salt as per the taste. Add this mixture to the mashed potatoes and add water to bring it to required consistency.

Prepare seasoning in a spatula, heat some oil and add mustard seeds, once they start popping add broken red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida. Pour the seasoning on potato mixture, mix well and enjoy it as side dish.

Happy cooking !


  1. Hi.I will try this variation.I make it adding curd, green chillies and then the tempering with mustard ,hing and curry leaves.

    1. Thnks Shubha,,,will try you version too

  2. Veena Shanbhag7/21/13, 12:46 PM

    Wow...just the way my aayi used to make when we were young. Thanks for the recipe.