Malvani style Vatana Batata
Aloo Matar or Potato Green Peas gravy, is one of the most common Indian dish. This is prepared all over the country in different manner, and though its main ingredients are same, the same dish tastes different in different regions.
Malvan is a small part of - Konkan – coastal part of Maharashtra, very famous for spicy sea food and beautiful beaches. My Mom prepares this Malwani masala @ home and sends me a pack of it yearly, which I use in different sabzis – this not only makes the dish spicy but also brings the lovely “Maa ke hath ka swad“ :x
I tried this Meera’s version, Vatanyachi Rassa Bhaji. But I did few changes to the dish to make it similar to our taste buds.
Changes I made :
- I made tomato puree instead of chopping it – as wanted a whole lot of gravy to dish.
- Instead of Kokum, I used tamarind juice
- And Finally one major change, I used Malvani Masala instead of garam masala mentioned.
Loved the konkani taste to the simple dish. Infact my Mom prepares a similar version with small prawns in it, too salivating to mention this. ;)
Serve this with hot chapatis or plain rice. Sending this to Priya’s Bookmarked Recipes event.
See you soon, till then Happy Cooking and Posting about it.