Monday, August 17, 2009

Lasaniya Bataka/Lahsuni Aloo

Few days back Chaitali, my (cousin) sis-in-law requested this recipe, lasaniya bataka. It is a lovely fragrant potato subzi with loads of garlic in it, in fact it is a tribute to garlic in a way and blessing for all garlic lovers like me and P.
So Chaitali here's the recipe for you, cheers to the good times spent together in Baroda. Miss those days dearly.

Ingredients :
3 medium sized potatoes (boiled and cut in cubes)
Oil for tempering
1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
Pinch of asafoetida
Handful of fresh coriander leaves/cilantro

Ground to Paste:
1 big Pod of garlic approx 12-15 cloves of chunky garlic
1 tsp salt (remember we wont be adding any salt to subzi later on)
2 tbs sesame seeds/til
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tbs water

Preparation Method :

In a heavy bottom pan/kadhai heat oil for tempering, add cumin seeds, let them crackle and then add asafoetida.
Now add all of the prepared ground paste add 1/4th cup water and let it simmer for about 2 mins or till garlic is well cooked and does not smell raw.
Add potato cubes, mix well and cook for few mins till potatoes soak up all the garlic flavors. (adjust salt at this stage, usually you'll have to add about 1/2 tsp more salt)
Garnish it with chopped cilantro and serve hot with fulkas or chapatis.


  1. I grew up in Riyadh too. I can't say I miss it. Liking Seattle too much now. !
    I love your blog! I love everything garlicky!! Will try this one!

  2. Thanks friend, I really appreciate your interest.
    Good day.

  3. Oh! Thank you so much dear for this spicy and tasty dish! ...While reading itself I could smell that smoke of garlic :)) I wish I could eat that original one made by you :( Thanks!

  4. hi chaitali, you're most welcome at my place, I'd love to make this dish for you dear. So when are you booking your flight to riyadh?!! :)

  5. thankhu for providing such a wondrful dish.... yummyy i tried it.. was nice..