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

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.

Do try this Ambat Batata and let me know.


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