How to make Batata Hara -

A Lebanese preparation – this tangy potato dish makes a superb side dish.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Baby potatoes (बेबी आलू), Lebanese spice (लेबनीज़ स्पाइस )

Cuisine : Lebanese

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Batata Hara

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Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Batata Hara Recipe

  • Baby potatoes halved with skin and soaked for ½ hour 300 grams

  • Lebanese spice powder 1 tablespoon

  • Paprika powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder ½ teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic crushed 2 tablespoons

  • Tomato ketchup 2 tablespoons

  • sumac powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Drain potatoes and put in a bowl. Add paprika powder, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, Lebanese spice powder, coriander powder and salt and mix well. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add garlic and sauté till well-browned.

Step 3

Add potatoes, mix well, cover and cook on low heat for 2 minutes. Sprinkle little water, mix well, cover and cook till half done.

Step 4

Add tomato ketchup, mix well, sprinkle some more water, mix again, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Add sumac powder, coriander leaves and mix well. Switch off heat.

Step 6

Serve hot on a bed of cabbage.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.