Bateta nu Shaak - Gujarati Spicy Potato Stir Fry

Bateta nu Shaak - Gujarati Spicy Potato Fry

State of Gujarat is Western part of India. Gujarati cuisine had its own special unique taste from all over India. .Today's my recipe Bateta nu Saak - Potato Stir  Fry is a delicacy from Gujarat. This recipe  I learn from my Gujarati neighbour. I reminisce fondly those days....Just within a week after my marriage I had to move from South India to Northern region, almost 2000 km away to a different state.Those days I didn't know ABCs of cooking. Luckily for me, my husband got ourselves placed in the  Campus quarters of the company where he was working and, I used to go and spend my time with my wonderful neighbour friends, and get adjusted to the new locale, people and culture. Those were the times when I was introduced to North Indian dishes,Gujarati dishes. This recipe is very simple and delicious and this yummy curry  goes well with Indian breads or  Plain Rice.

  1. Potatoes                         3
  2. Salt                                To taste
  3. Water                            1/4 cup
  4. Cumin seeds                   1 tea spoon
  5. Coriander seeds             1 tea spoon
  6. Whole pepper                1/2 tea spoon
  7. Cloves                           2
  8. Methi seeds                  1/4 tea spoon
  9. Turmeric powder           1/2 tea spoon
  10. Ginger paste                 1 tea spoon
  11. Lemon juice                  1 table spoon
  12. Green chillies                 2 to 3(cut leangth wise)
  13. Sugar                           1 tea spoon
  14. Coriander leaves           few  (finely chopped)     
For seasoning:
  1. Vegetable oil                 1 table spoon
  2. Mustard seeds              1 tea spoon
  3. Cumin seeds                 1/2 tea spoon
  4. Asafoeteda                   1/2 tea spoon
  1. Wash and peel the skin of Potatoes and cut into medium size pieces.
  2. Take  Potato pieces in microwave safe bowl,add 1/2 tea spoon of Salt,1/4 cup of water and mix well.
  3. And cook for 3 minutes in microwave mode.
  4. In a mean while heat a pan in medium heat add Cumin seeds,Coriander seeds,Black pepper,Cloves,Methi seeds and fry for 1 minute.and turn off the flame off the stove.
  5. Take these fried Spices in a hand pounder and pound it coarsely and keep it aside.
  6. Now Heat Vegetable oil in a Pan in medium heat.
  7. Add Mustard seeds,Cumin seeds fry for few minutes till they splutter.
  8. Then add Asafoteda,Turmeric powder,pounded spices and Ginger mix well and fry for few minutes 
  9. And Cooked Potato pieces mix well and cook for few minutes.
  10. Now add a little Salt, Sugar,Lemon juice,Green chilli pieces and coriander leaves mix well and cook in high flame for few minutes and turn off the flame.
  11. Serve with Rotis or Plain Rice.


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  2. Very nice recipe, can you increase the font size, then it will be easy to read.

    1. Hi Swathi,thanks for your appreciation sure I will increase the font size.

  3. wow...looks super week i will try this...

  4. Perfect & delicious with rotlis!!
    Prathima Rao
    Parts Corner

  5. Yummy bateta nu shaak,simply love this dish.

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