Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes

Lasaniya batata is a popular dish made in Kathiyawada (Saurashtra) region of Gujarat. It is hot and spicy. It is a treat for people who like spicy food. The hotness of the dish is due to to a large amount of fresh garlic added to it. Lasaniya means “with garlic” and batata means “potato”. It can be served with rice or roti. It can also be eaten as a side dish or “chat” with fried fryums or papad. Many places in Saurashtra serve this dish with fried long tubes known as “bhungada” and hence it is known as “Bhungada Batata”.

The level of spice can be adjusted as per your palate. If you like the dish to be more hot and spicy add more red chilies (around 6-7) while grinding the paste. I have made it a little less spicy and have used less red chilies. It is best to use Kashmiri red chili and Kashmiri red chili powder to get nice red color.

Baby potatoes are generally used to make the dish. However, you can use regular potatoes and cut them into 1 inch to get the same effect.

I always prefer to eat yogurt (dahi) or jeera buttermilk (chaas) along with the spicy food to soothe the stomach.

Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
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Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes

A hot and spicy treat for people who love to eat spicy food. The baby potatoes are cooked along with lots of garlic and red chili paste. It is a popular dish of Kathiyawada ( Saurashra). It can be served with roti, rice or can be eaten plain as side dish along with some fried fryums or papad.
Course Snack, Starters
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian, Kathiawadi
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 366kcal

Ingredients

Coating Potato in spices

  • 15 baby potato boiled with salt
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp chat masala
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder kashmiri red chili powder

garlic tomato paste

  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 20 garlic clove
  • 1/4 tsp turmeri powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 3 dry red chili kashmiri soaked for 20 minutes in warm water
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • salt as per taste

Garlic potato stir fry

  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander chopped for garnishing
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

Coating potato in spices

  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • Add 1 tsp chat masala, 1/2 tsp garam masala and 1/2 tsp kashmiri red chili powder.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • Mix well and saute.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • Add the boiled baby potatoes.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • Toss them well in the spices so that they coat on them evenly.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • Remove and keep aside in a bowl.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes

Making Tomato garlic paste and stir fry potatoes in it

  • In a grinder, jar add chopped garlic, cumin seeds, and soaked kashmiri whole red chili.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • Add chopped tomatoes, coriander-cumin seed powder, salt, turmeric powder, chopped ginger and salt as per taste.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • Grind them into a smooth paste.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • In the same pan, heat 4 tbsp of oil. Add asafoetida powder in it.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • Add the chopped onions. Saute them till translucent.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • Now add red chili powder to it and mix well.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • Now add the prepared tomato garlic paste. Mix well.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • Saute the mixture for around 10 minutes till it becomes dry and oil starts leaving the edges.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • After around 10 minutes the mixture has become dry and start leaving oil.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • Add the coated potatoes to it. Mix well.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • Toss and mix well.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • Add water to it and simmer for 5 minutes or till the oil seperates.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • After 5 minutes the oil has seperated.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • The Lasaniya batata is ready to serve.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes
  • Serve Lasaniya batata hot with rice, roti or some fryums.
    Lasaniya Batata/Lehsuni Aloo/Garlic Potatoes

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 2433mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 18.2mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.2mg

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