How to make Batata Humman -

This popular Manglorean dish of potatoes is a sure winner.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Potato (आलू), Scraped coconut (कसा हुआ नारियल)

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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For more recipes related to Batata Humman checkout Vegetable Kurma, Batata Bhaji, Batata Song , Aloo Matar . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Lauki Chana Dal Vegan Polenta Cakes with Stirfried Veggies and Tof Shaag Begun Borir Ghonto Puneri Missal- Sk Khazana

Batata Humman

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Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Batata Humman Recipe

  • Potato boiled, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes 4 medium

  • Scraped coconut 1 cup

  • Bedgi whole dry chillies roasted 4-5

  • Salt to taste

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon

  • Tomatoes cut into 1 inch cubes 2 medium

  • Coconut oil 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Grind together coconut, red chillies, salt, asafoetida with a little water to a fine paste. Add tamarind pulp and grind again.

Step 2

Heat 1 cup water in a non-stick pan. When it boils, add tomatoes, cover and cook till slightly soft. Add potatoes, coconut paste and mix.

Step 3

Adjust salt and cook on high heat for 2 minutes. Drizzle coconut oil, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes. Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.