B - Bhungara Bateta -street food from South Gujarat

Bhungra Bateta is a street food from Saurashtra .Bhungra are fried pipes made from rice flour, just like fryums .Bateta are potatoes, cooked in a spicy garlic gravy.  The combination of the two makes it a unique dish.

 

The Saurashtra region covers many districts and this particular street food is popular in Rajkot , Jamnagar , Morbi . I have traveled a lot but when it comes to traveling in Gujrat , I still need to  and Explore the Flavours . Fortunately the Bhungra Bateta is getting very popular all over Gujarat . I have tasted this on the streets of Kutch but originally this street food is from Rajkot.

 

I must admit these potatoes are killing ! Lasooni , as the name suggests these are full of garlic . These potatoes are spicy and oily . I tried hard to add that extra oil to give them the authentic look and taste but somehow the proportion of oil and chilly available on the streets cannot be achieved at home . One thing is for sure that these should be served after a couple of hours so that they absorb the garlic and chilly flavours .

 

Bhungra , the rice flour pipes are  something like fryums . These pipes are available on most grocery stores and just need to be fried. They have just salt and no chilly .

 

Now once both your Bateta and Bhungras are ready the next step is to eat  . You pick up a pipe and pick a piece of potato with it’s end , take a bite , and so on ! You get the crunch from the Bhungra and the spice from Bateta. The first time I ate these I was so amused but as I went on I simply loved this combination . Go ahead try it and do let me know how you like it . For the authentic version make the bateta spicy , but if you can’t take too much spice  cut it down , you are sure to enjoy this street food from Rajkot.

 

B - Bhungra Lasooniya Bateta

B – Bhungra Lasooniya Bateta

Fried bhungras

Lasooniya Bateta

Ingredients

5-6 potatoes
4-5 tbsp garlic paste
2 onions
4-5 tomatoes
4 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp coriander powder
4 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp cumin powder
Salt to taste

 

Method

Boil the potatoes , peel and cut into cubes.
Make a fine paste of onions.
Purée the tomatoes.
Heat oil in a pan.
Add cumin seeds, let crackle.
Add garlic paste , sauté on medium flame for two minutes .
Add onion paste , continue to sauté on medium flame . Sauté till there is no moisture . The onion will be still white.
Add turmeric powder and stir for a minute.
Add the tomato purée and let cook till oil separates.
Add red chilly powder, coriander powder , cumin powder .
Let the spices cook for a minute or two .
Add the cubes potatoes and salt .
Cook on medium flame , cover the potatoes for 4-5 minutes . Make sure you stir them in between .
Cover and keep aside for at least a couple of hours before serving . This will help in infusing the flavors .
Serve garnished with coriander.

B - Bhungra Lasooniya Bateta

B - Bhungra Lasooniya Bateta

Here are some other unique street foods

Murukku Sandwich

Pani Poori Lollies

Samosa Kadhi

Dahi Bread Chat

Kulle ki Chat

B - Bhungra Lasooniya Bateta

and some street foods from Gujrat

Daal wada

Dabeli

Flavored Pani Puri

Daal Paatra

 

 

Here is what I have been posting under Explore the Flavors

A – Agre ka Bhalla

 

Print Recipe
Bhungra Lasooniya Bateta
Bhungara Bateta is a street food from South Gujarat. Fried rice flour pipes are served with spicy, garlicky potatoes. A unique combination .
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Servings
Ingredients
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Boil the potatoes , peel and cut into cubes.
  2. Make a fine paste of onions.
  3. Purée the tomatoes.
  4. HeT oil in a pan.
  5. Add cumin seeds, let crackle.
  6. Add garlic paste , sauté on medium flame for two minutes .
  7. Add onion paste , continue to sauté on medium flame . Sauté till there is no moisture . The onion will be still white.
  8. Add turmeric powder and stir for a minute.
  9. Add the tomato purée and let cook till oil separates.
  10. Add red chilly powder, coriander powder , cumin powder .
  11. Let the spices cook for a minute or two .
  12. Add the cubes potatoes and salt .
  13. Cook on medium flame , cover the potatoes for 4-5 minutes . Make sure you stir them in between .
  14. Cover and keep aside for at least a couple of hours before serving . This will help in infusing the flavors .
  15. Serve garnished with coriander.
Recipe Notes

18 thoughts on “B – Bhungara Lassoniya Bateta”

  1. Height of deliciousness Vaishali! Your description of the dish and the pics are making me drool early in the morning! I am bookmarking the whole series and try it out. And I have tasted another chaat with these fryums, where they are stuffed with grated carrots, onions and spicy roasted peanuts.

  2. Another new chaat recipe to me. I remember those rice pipes were quite popular in my school days and we use to call it as “Appala poo” in tamil. Garlic flavored potatoes with those rice pipes sounds delicious and the entire setup in the tray looks exactly like the tray from the street vendors,Vaishali 🙂

  3. A very unique kind of street food. A great find, Vaishali. We make those bhungaras as you call them. We simply call them golden fingers. I am trying to imagine those golden fingers with spicy aloo. yumm…

  4. Vaishali, you must know how glad I am that you took up this Indian street food theme. I know your passion for food, especially street and definitely shows in all your posts. Today’s dish is such an unique dish and I’m sure no one will ever know about it unless you visit the place, so thanks to you we get to enjoy this dish virtually and hopefully make it ourselves some time.

  5. oh wow another interesting streetfood from you, Fryums stuffed with that flavorful potato curry.. Bhungara bateta look so delicious , The pic with you holding those bhungra bateta is such a tease, I would love to have a bite now.. Anything with garlic in it makes me drool more !! Fantastic recipe di 🙂

  6. This garlicy potato mash on the side sounds like my husband’s kind of dish. 🙂
    These bhungras are commonly available in south India and there is a different kind of chaat made with these in Bangalore.

  7. We get Bhungra as kulal appalam and it is kid’s fav here. We used to insert one for each finger and loved to bite from them. This version of having the bhungra with spicy garlicky potatoes sounds so delicious..

  8. Wow I remember I used to be so fond of those Bhungra as you call them. I don’t remember the name, other than calling it golden fingers or fries..what a fantastic chaat with these..! I am so loving the series and your pictures are so fantastic Vaishali..too good..can’t imagine how much time you took to make these and set up the whole stuff for clicking!

  9. The name lahsooni is making me drool, Vaishali. I can finish this whole spread in no time . So tempting and I always wonder how unique your research and recipes are.

  10. Very different and quite a unknown street food for me. And this Bhungara bateta is definitely unique dish i would definitely love to give a try soon. Real torture for me.

  11. What a unique street food this is. Wish I am your travel buddy to taste all these amazing street foods. We really need a companion like to to even look for where and what to eat. Love the garlic loaded potatoes and I agree with you that it is so hard to get that balance of oil and heat at home.

  12. Wow, this is simply delicious. I second Gayathri. I remember doing the same. Putting those on all the fingers, that too different colors and paal ice in the other and relishing them… Missing those summer fun. Stuffing these beauties with potatoes and condiments will definitely make this delicious. Food heaven I must say.

  13. ha ha those bhungara’s we all have put it on our fingers and enjoyed and now my lil one loves it!! Those garlicky chilly potatoes look awesome vaishali!! Both together must be tasting amazing!!!!

  14. Seriously Vaishali!!!! I’ve just had dinner and you’ve managed to make me drool and feel hungry again! What a beautiful description of how to enjoy the street food.

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