Batata Harra ( Lebanese Spicy potatoes )

Batata Harra means spicy potatoes in Arabic. The crispy golden potato cubes are fried and tossed in

 cilantro sauce along with fresh garlic, chili flakes and paprika. Hint of lime juice at the end  gives

 this dish a very nice taste and flavor.  In the traditional recipe potatoes are deep fried first, then add

 them to cilantro sauce and fry again. Basically we are double frying here. As many are health

 conscious  these days, you can either air fry the potatoes or bake them in oven until crisp and then

 add to the sauce. Or you can shallow fry them with very little oil as I am doing today. This can be

 serves as an appetizer, a side dish or as an main dish

This recipe goes to Week 4 Day 1 of Blogging Marathon 132 under the theme " Lets pack to the

 Middle East".


Potatoes 2 cups ( peeled and diced )

Crushed garlic 1/2 tbsp 

Red chili flakes 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Black pepper powder 1/4 tsp

Olive oil 4 tbsp

Chopped cilantro 1/2 cup

Lime / lemon juice 1/2 tbsp


Add oil to the frying pan, add diced potatoes and fry them until they turn golden brown.

Remove and place them on a paper towel.

In the same oil add crushed garlic and saute for a minute, add crushed chili flakes, salt and pepper.

Fry until garlic turns light brown, add fried potatoes and chopped cilantro.

Toss them , so that potatoes are coated well.

Switch off flame, add lemon juice mix and serve hot.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 132.


vaishali sabnani said...

These Batatas are always a hit whenever I make them . Well can we ever go wrong when it comes to potatoes ?

Usha Rao said...

batata harra is such an easy preparation. I make something similar and this time I made it your way. We liked it a lot.

Srivalli said...

Fried potatoes in any form sound sinful!..very delicious way of making this.

Sharmila kingsly said...

They look so crisp and yummy !! Such a lovely recipe !

Rafeeda AR said...

I had made these long back and now looking at your post, am tempted to make some very soon... They are just so addictive...