'Besara' is a genre of Oriya recipe which is prepared with mustard paste as the primary masala/spices ingredient. In this case Vadi/Badi & potato(Alu) cooked in mustard paste is termed as Badi Alu besara. Badi or Vadi as is called in some other parts of India-- is primarily sun-dried chunks made of batter prepared from black grams.
3 Finely cut midium sized Tomatoes
1 medium sized Potato(Boiled & Cut in to cubes)
2 Chopped green chillies
1 tsp Panch Phutan
Paste of 7-8 flakes of garlic & 3 tsp mustard seeds
3 flakes of Garlic - minced
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp of oil
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing.
Heat the pan and add oil.
Add Badis and fry till golden brown. Take out and keep them aside.
Add panch phutan with the chopped green chillies to the remaining oil and let them sputter.
Add minced garlics and fry a little.
Now add tomatoes, turmeric powder and wait till the tomatoes are nicely mashed and soft.
Add salt and a cup of water with the masala paste to the above .
Cover the lid of the pan and cook them for 2 mins.
Add fried badi with the boiled potato cubes and cook them till the badis are soft.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.
*Note- It can be prepared without the potato and called as badi besara.