Bataate Ale Bajji (Yogurt based dish)

Udupi cuisine comprises some very simple but flavourful recipes. Most of these side dishes or ‘Bajjis’ as we call it are easy and quick to make with minimal ingredients.

One such recipe is the Bataate (Potato) ale bajji – a simple yogurt based dish that makes a delectable combination with rice.

If you are looking for a tasty accompaniment with your rice, this recipe is sure to make your job simple.

Here is the recipe for Bataate Ale Bajji 🙂




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Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes (for boiling potatoes)

Serves: 3-4 people


Potatoes – 3 – boiled & peeled

Green Chillies – 2 to 3

Ginger – 1 inch

Sour Curd or yogurt – 1 cup

Salt – as per taste

For Tempering:

Oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp

Urad Dal – 1 tsp

Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp


In a bowl, mash the boiled and peeled potatoes, green chillies and ginger.

Next, add the sour curd or yogurt and salt. Mix well.

Prepare the tempering using the ingredients mentioned under the ‘for tempering’ section.

Serve with hot rice and papad.






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