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Lasaniya Batata is a cuisine belonging to the kathiwad or saurashtra region of Gujrat , which is usually spicy. The cuisine from these regions consists of flavours of ghee, ginger, jaggery,salt and green chillies. The cuisine from this part are very delicious and can be served with rice or rotis.
Lasaniya the word means garlic , lasaniya is a gujarati word. Lasaniya batata is thus garlic potatoes which is cooked in gravy.
Ingredients:
1 cup bengal gram flour (besan)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tblsp oil
3/4 tsp red chilli
/2 cup yogurt
10 cloves garlic chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp coriander powder
300 gms, baby potatoes
1tblsp coriander leaves chopped
oil to fry
1/2 tsp garam masala powder.
Method:
  1. Take off the potatoes and slit from the centre, but do not split.
  2. Heat up oil and fry till golden on medium heat.
  3. Heat up 2 tblsp of oil in a kadhai, mix in cumin seeds and stir fry till they crackle.
  4. Mix in cut garlic and stir fry for a while, but do not let it brown.
  5. Then mix in gram flour and stir fry for another five minutes on a slow heat.
  6. Mix in coriander powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and stir fry for one minute.
  7. Take off the kadhai from heat up and mix in yogurt, a little water.
  8. Mix and stir fry again.
  9. Mix in half the cut coriander and the fried potatoes.
  10. Stir fry on a very slow heat up for 10-15 minutes.
  11. Serve hot decorated with the remaining cut coriander.

Cooking Time: 30 -35 minutes.

Serves: 3 persons.

Shelflife: 1 day (best fresh).

Note: For this cuisine, select only baby potatoes which are small.

Click here to know more about Gujrati foods and cuisines- An Introduction To gujrati cuisines and Recipes.

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