Lebanese Batata Haara

We are now around the middle of our one month long journey and with next letter “L” I have now been in Lebanon . Lebanon , with the beautiful city Beirut is one of the beautiful country of middle east.Lebanese cuisine is part of one of the ancient Egyptian , Syrian and Palestinian cuisine.

The cuisine mainly comprised of starch, whole grain, fruits, vegetables, fresh fish and seafood. Poultry is eaten more often than red meat. It also uses abundant amount of lemon juice , olive oil and coriander leaves.

I made this simple yet exotic Batata Haara , literally means spiced potatoes cooked with coriander or greens.So let’/s start the recipe .yum

Here is another Lebanese recipe-Harira
Country- Lebanon
Capital- Beirut
Dish- Batata Haara
Source- Here

4 Potatoes,cubed
1 onion,chopped
2 garlic cloves,minced
1/4 cup coriander leaves , chopped
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Canola oil for frying
2 tablespoon olive oil

Heat oil in a frying pan , add the potatoes and fry them till golden from both sides.Drain on kitchen tissue and set aside.
In another pan , heat 2 tablespoon of olive oil and add onions and garlic. Stir for few minutes.
Now add coriander leaves , coriander powder , chilli powder and salt. Stir and add fried potatoes.
Cook for few minutes and then add pepper powder and lemon juice. Switch off the heat.

Transfer in serving bowl and serve warm with garlic sauce.


Serve-3 Cooking time-2o minutes

Best regards,

Sapana Behl

14 comments on “Lebanese Batata Haara”

  1. Yummy. Sound like our Indian curry if you leave out the pepper powder.

  2. Wow! They are deep fried to a lovely golden brown. Sounds super yummy!

  3. Usha says:

    Potatoes look flavorful. I can have those just as a snack. Yummy

  4. this looks so inviting, we have so many vesions of this potato curry, it should be declared as the global dish i feel

  5. Yum. Sounds and looks like our Indian aloo bhajji. I am sure it tasted great.

  6. wow yummy and delicious looking batata haraa .. sounds almost same as the india aloo curry 🙂 Nice to know this exist in Lebanese cuisine too !!

  7. Looks delicious, sounds almost like our potato curry, can have with some rotis.

  8. Potatoes are welcome anytime, any cuisine…super one.

  9. Pavani N says:

    Such a simple and flavorful aloo dish. My potato loving family would love this.

  10. Looks so inviting!Nice one Sapana..

  11. the few countries we did differently , also have the feeling that i would have picked these up , this one is one such dish

  12. Srivalli says:

    Such a simple yet tasty looking potato dish..very nice one Sapana..

  13. what a flavorful potato dish

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