Lasaniya Batata (Potatoes with Garlic)

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Lasaniya batata is one of the most eaten dishes among the Gujjus. A brilliant combination of potatoes and garlic. Garlic gives a very  distinctive flavour to the stir fried potatoes. The chopped coriander added at the end perks up the dish. Relish this dish with meethi dal and rice.

lasaniya batata

Cooking Time     : 10 Mins

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Preparation time: 20 Mins

Serves                  : 4


  • Oil (deep-frying)
  • 300 g baby potatoes
  • 3/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 10 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tblsp coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 1 cup bengal gram flour (besan)


  • Slit the potatoes from the middle, do not split them.
  • In a pan, heat some oil.
  • Fry the potatoes on a medium heat till they are golden brown.
  • In a pan, heat 2 tbsp oil, combine cumin seeds.
  • Allow them to splutter.
  • Combine chopped garlic, and saute till they are golden in colour, but do not let it brown.
  • Add gram flour, and stir the flour for five minutes on a low flame.
  • Combine coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala.
  • Stir all the ingredients for a minute.
  • Switch off the flame and add yogurt with a little amount of water.
  • Now on a low flame fry the yogurt with the masalas.
  • Add chopped coriander and the fried potatoes.
  • Stir fry the mixture for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Garnish with the leftover copped coriander.
  • Serve hot.

My tip

  • Eat this subji with meethi tuaar dal and rice.
  • Drink a glass of chaach as this subji is spicy.