Batata Nu Shaak is a dry potato side dish from the state of Gujarat. Is it liberally flavoured with sesame seeds. Many Gujarati dishes have a very simple flavouring of ground green chillies and ginger and this potato dish also has the same. It is a no onion, no garlic recipe that can be enjoyed as a side with rotis or rice.

I love potatoes in any form..:) Hence, there definitely was a motivation to try out this recipe when my friend first mentioned about this. It is also somewhat similar in preparation to the Jeera Aloo (Cumin Spiced Potatoes) that I have shared earlier.

Batata Nu Shaak

Course: SidesCuisine: Indian, GujaratiDifficulty: Easy


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A quick and easy potato side dish!


  • Oil – 2-3 tbsp

  • Mustard Seeds – ¼ tsp

  • Sesame Seeds – 4 tsp

  • Curry Leaves – a few

  • Hing / Asafoetida – a pinch

  • Crushed Ginger Paste – from ½ inch piece of ginger

  • Green Chilli Paste – from 2 green chillies

  • Salt – as per taste

  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp

  • Boiled Potatoes Cubes – 2 cups

  • Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp

  • Chopped Coriander Leaves – 2-3 tbsp


  • Add oil in a kadai and once it is hot, add the mustard seeds, sesame seeds, curry leaves and hing.
  • Once the seeds crackle, add the crushed ginger and chilli paste and let it saute till the raw smell is no longer there.
  • To this, add the salt and turmeric powder and saute for a few seconds.
  • Add the boiled potato cubes and mix well.
  • Cook for 2-3 min on medium flame.
  • Once the masala coats the potatoes well, add the lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves and turn off the heat.

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