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 .
Bateka nu Shaak
4 potatoes , boiled , peeled , cut in cubes
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp cumin seeds
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
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 .
Bateka nu Shaak
- 4 in potatoes boiled , peeled , cutcubes
- 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
- 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 .
13 thoughts on “Gujrati Bateka nu Shaak”
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.
Even I don’t like sweet in curries and usually omit it when a calls for it. Bajra roti with shaak is mouthwatering
so many potato recipes & each one of them so different ! this is great when it doubles up with a rustic bread like yours…
Good one. Shall take note of the tips and make it next time totally Gujarati style 🙂
The shaak looks yummy and tempting. I love all forms of batata, and would love to have this with garma garam dal rice.
Such a droolworthy Bateka nu shaak, i can have this shaak with anything. Prefect side dish for rice and rotis.
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.
We love potato in any form at home. The next time I shall make it gujarati style. The methi roti looks tempting.
Love potato’s in any form, gujarathi style potato looks so yummy.
That is a drool worthy potato curry. With a the spicy ingredients going into it, it is super inviting Vaishali. And that methi dhebra combo is to die for.
This is an interesting potato curry variation to me. Is that methi na dhebra you served this curry with? Are they supposed to be that thick?
I just love Gujarati cuisine and wish I was born in one of those family’s for me to enjoy all their delicious food. Looks so delicious and I could totally eat this any time of the day.
The shaak looks delicious.. we love to have it ajwain paranthas or methi paranthas.