Batyache Kalvan

“Kalvan” which means “Curry” in the Marathi language, is a word usually associated with non-vegetarian especially FISH curries. The Maharashtrian CKP(Kayastha) community are non-vegetarian lovers and never let go of any opportunity to have non-veg food. Based on their personal religious beliefs and faiths, lot of Hindus do not consume non-vegetarian food on certain days, most commonly Mondays, Tuesdays or Saturdays. But even on these vegetarian days, some CKP community families desire for the taste of their favorite fish curry. Well, here we have a pure vegetarian potato curry – which is exactly prepared with the ingredients and cooking style of the fish curry, and it truly tastes very close to the original. Do try!

Ingredients –

  • Boiled Potatoes – 2(large) or 3(medium sized)
  • Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Thick Tamarind paste – 4 tsp
  • Half Fresh Coconut – grated and then diced
  • Turmeric powder – Half tsp
  • Red Chilly powder – 2 tsp
  • Garlic petals – 4 to 5 – finely cut
  • Green Chillies – Coriander paste – 1 tsp
  • Ginger paste – Half tsp
  • Finely cut Coriander – for garnishing
  • Salt as per taste

Preparation –

  • Peel the potatoes
  • Cut each potato into 8 to 12 pieces based on the size – or as per your choice.
  • Move the potato pieces to the mixing bowl for applying masala.
  • We will add and apply masala to the potato pieces, similar to how it is applied to fish
  • Add Green Chillies – Coriander paste
  • Add Garlic paste
  • Add Ginger paste
  • Add Turmeric powder
  • Add Red Chilly powder
  • Add Salt as per taste
  • Add Tamarind paste
  • You can vary the Chilly powder and Tamarind paste based on the spicy-sour taste which you desire.
  • Mix it well applying the masala to the potato pieces and let it marinate for 5 to 10 mins
  • Heat the cooking pan and add 1 tablespoon of Oil
  • Add Garlic pieces.
  • Wait till colour of the Garlic changes
  • Add the Potato pieces with the masala
  • Saute them well.
  • Add 2 bowls of water in the mixing bowl in which we applied masala to the potatoes
  • Mix it well
  • Add it to the pan
  • Mix well
  • Wait for about a minute till the curry starts boiling
  • Add the Coconut.
  • Mix it well
  • We will fill the Coconut bowl with water and add it to the curry.
  • Keep the lid on the pan for about a minute till the curry starts boiling.
  • Remove the lid once the curry starts boiling.
  • Garnish with Coriander
  • Serve hot with chapatis or rice.

For detailed video recipe, please click on the below link –

Thank you!

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