Ambat batata

Ambat batata which means tangy potato is a Gaud Saraswat Brahmin Recipe. It is a traditional dish of the Konkan region.  This potato curry  is tangy, sweet, eaten to open fasts on fasting days. Contains no onion, no ginger, and no garlic. Ambat Batata Recipe is prepared in festivities and can be prepared in many ways. It can be prepared with coconut grated and ground with tamarind and jaggery. Similarly, it can be prepared with coconut grated and ground with Kokum instead of tamarind in the Konkan region Curry is a flavorful and spicy dish from the Indian Subcontinent. Although all curry dishes are not necessarily spicy, the majority of curry dishes consist of a variety of spices. The spices used to make curry vary depending on the type of curry, region of India, and family preferences, but the most common spices are turmeric, coriander, cumin, and curry leaves. The word curry is not actually a word in Hindi but a Western term for a dish that is specific to India and not found in other countries. The term “curry” was coined when the dish was brought to England by the British who could not pronounce “Karee” and were told by Indians that it was called “Kurry”. It is a simple dish. The Portuguese brought potatoes to India which they called “BATATA” in the 17th century and cultivated along the western coast. In India, the major potato growing states are Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra followed by Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka. Potatoes are a good source of vitamin c, Potassium, Fiber, B vitamins, Copper, Manganese. Curries, stew, Homemade Pulao the common ingredient is potatoes. They are eaten boiled, baked, mashed in salads. They regulate blood pressure. Potatoes are good for bones as they have calcium, iron, phosphorus, and zinc. Ambat Batata is a simple dish. Made of potatoes wedges, coconut grated and ground and mixed with tamarind pulp and jaggery to give it a tangy and sweet taste. So let us see how to make Ambat Batata Recipe. Preparation time:- 15 mins Cooking Time:- 15 mins Serves:- 2 to 3

Ingredients for Ambat Batata 

  • 3 medium-sized potatoes cut into wedges
  • Half coconut freshly grated
  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida 
  • Fenugreek seeds ¼th teaspoon
  • Curry leaves 8 to 10
  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon
  • Red chili powder one and a half teaspoon
  • Salt as per taste
  • One teaspoon thick tamarind pulp
  • One teaspoon jaggery
Ambat Batata


  • To it add 2 teaspoons refined oil
  • Add mustard seeds one teaspoon
  • Asafoetida 
  • Fenugreek seeds ¼th teaspoon or 8 to 10 grains for aroma
  • Curry leaves
  • Now add Potato wedges 
  • Turmeric powder 
  • Red chili powder 
  • Salt as per taste 
  • Adjust the water to 2 cups and let it cook
  • To this add smooth ground coconut paste
  • Tamarind pulp 
  • Jaggery
  • Let it come to a boil
  • Close the lid 
  • Let it simmer 
  • Check the taste and serve
Our Ambat batata is ready to serve. This is a favorite dish of the young and the old. Due to its sweet and tangy taste. Making of Ambat Batata during festivities and  celebrations is a common affair. This recipe is a rich and spicy concoction, so it pairs well with rice. The predominant ingredients In this ambat Batata make the taste awesome. The balance of spices in the dish is sublime and the vegetables when cooked perfectly make this dish very tasty.You can never go wrong with this dish – it’s definitely worth a try! There are also some other dishes which are very Traditional  and worth a try, so do check  Khatkhate Goan Recipe. Also check this if u want more of ambat Batata  Do try this Ambat Batata and let me know.

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