Gujrati Bateka nu Shaak

Bateka nu Shaak is a Gujrati style potato curry which is served as a side dish for Gujrati lunches and dinners .

Bateka nu Shaak pairs very well with Poori and Methi na Dehbras . Methi na Dhebra is a flatbread made with pearl millet / Bajra flour and fresh fenugreek leaves . The bread is a staple in Gujrati homes.

Bateka or potatoes are boiled in this curry and then tossed in some Indian spices making a dry curry with absolutely amazing flavours . The side dish is very simple to make , however to get that perfect taste you need to follow the recipe perfectly . I had to take a demo while making it as I really couldn’t get that perfect taste on my own .

To begin with one needs a good amount of oil , and then the spices . Potatoes are bland on their own so lavish amount of spice gives them a good taste . Adding water to the spices is yet another pointer to this recipe . It helps the spices to cook and blend with the potatoes . One can add a tbsp of sugar or jaggery to get that sweet and sour Gujrati flavour . I am not very fond of this combined flavour , hence didn’t use any sugar . Add roughly chopped chillies , they give the dish a very unique flavour . Each and every ingredient in the dish plays an important part to get that authentic taste of this curry . You sure are to like it , as it is or as a accompaniment to Rotli , Poori , Thepla , or even a slice of our bakery bread .

Bateka nu Shaak is my Day 2 post under the theme Easy Dinner Recipes .

Gujrati Bateka nu Shaak

Bateka nu Shaak

Ingredients

4 potatoes , boiled , peeled , cut in cubes
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp cumin seeds
Pinch asafoetida
3-4 green chillies , roughly chopped
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp coriander powder
Pinch black pepper
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Coriander for garnish

Method

Heat oil in a pan .
Add cumin seeds , let crackle .
Add curry leaves and asafoetida .
Immediately add all the spices including salt and 2 tbsp water .
Let the spices cook in water .cook till almost all the water is absorbed .
Add potatoes and green chillies .
Drizzle lemon juice .
Mix well and cover and cook for 2-3 minutes .
Garnish with coriander .
Serve hot .

Gujrati Bateka nu Shaak

 

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Bateka nu Shaak
Bateka nu Shaak is a Gujrati style potato curry which is served as a side dish for Gujrati lunches and dinners .
Course Dinner, Lunch
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Dinner, Lunch
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan .
  2. Add cumin seeds , let crackle .
  3. Add curry leaves and asafoetida .
  4. Immediately add all the spices including salt and 2 tbsp water .
  5. Let the spices cook in water .cook till almost all the water is absorbed .
  6. Add potatoes and green chillies .
  7. Drizzle lemon juice .
  8. Mix well and cover and cook for 2-3 minutes .
  9. Garnish with coriander .
  10. Serve hot .
Recipe Notes

Bateka nu Shaak

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9 thoughts on “Gujrati Bateka nu Shaak”

  1. The shaak looks very yummy Vaishali. I also don’t like sugar in sabzis, it’s an acquired taste. Love the methi roti there, I have to check out that recipe now.

  2. Potato curry is one of my favorites, being it simple jeera aloo or Gujrati style batata nu shaak. I can have it any day with some soft chapatis.

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