Wednesday 30 September 2020

Gujarati Style Potato Curry ~ Rasa Waru Bateta nu Shaak

Potato Curry is a very popular dish and goes by several different names in different parts of India and the world. The preparation of the humble potato curry can be done in numerous ways with different blends of spices and herbs. The way the potatoes are cut also lend a different flavour and taste to the curry.Masala aloo, Bombay Aloo, Aloo Bhaji, Aloo Fry, Potato Fry, Bharela Aloo, Bateta nu Shaak, Aloo Posto, Farari Bateta nu Shaak, there are just a few different types of potato curry types. 

The Gujarati style potato curry is a very simple prep with minimal spices and no onions or garlic. It is a curry that is often served for breakfast with puri  a puffed fried Indian bread. It is an important accompaniment to any Gujarati Thali (platter). Gujarati cuisine is renowned for its sweet and tangy flavour to curries and this Rasa Waru Bateta nu shaak-Potato Curry is absolutely comfort food at its best and can be made in less than 20 minutes.

This recipe is 
  • Vegan
  • Sattvic
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy Free 

You can serve this curry with puri, spinachpuriparatha, rotis and khichdi.

Gujarati Style Potato Curry -Rasa Waru Bateta nu Shak Style Potato Curry- Rasa Waru Bateta nu Shaak is a very popular dish which is a regular component in any Gujarati Thali. Simple flavours with no onion or garlic, it is a regular curry eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It can be served with fried puris, parathas or phulka rotis.
Yield: 4 Servings
Author: Nayna Kanabar
Gujarati Style Potato Curry-Rasa Waru Bateta nu Shaak

Gujarati Style Potato Curry-Rasa Waru Bateta nu Shaak

Gujarati Style Potato Curry- Rasa Waru Bateta nu Shaak made with no onion or garlic. It is a regular curry eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It can be served with fried puris, parathas or phulka rotis.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 25 Min


  • Potatoes 400g
  • Sunflower Oil  2Tbsps
  • Mustard Seeds 1 Tsp
  • Red Dried Chilli 1
  • Salt 1Tsp
  • Chilli Powder 1Tsp
  • Turmeric Powder 1Tsp
  • Cumin/Coriander Power Mix 1 Tsp
  • Water 150ml
  • Passata 4 Tbsps
  • Lemon Juice 1Tbsp
  • Jaggery 1 Tbsp
  • Fresh Coriander Finely Chopped 2 Tbsps


  1. Peel and dice the potatoes into 1 inch pieces.
  2. In a pan add  sunflower oil and when the oil is hot add the mustard seeds and red dried chilli, and wait for the mustard seeds to splutter.
  3. Add the potatoes, followed by the salt, chilli powder, cumin and coriander powder and turmeric powder and toss the potatoes in the spices to coat.
  4. Add 150 ml water, cover the pan and cook until potatoes are almost cooked.
  5. Add the passata, lemon juice and jaggery and mix together.
  6. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes longer until potatoes are fully cooked and the gravy has thickened.
  7. Add half  the freshly chopped coriander and stir it in.
  8. Transfer the curry to a serving dish and garnish with remaining chopped coriander.



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  1. I love the simplicity of a potato curry and it's the perfect option for vegetarians, like myself :)

  2. This sounds amazing, I love trying new recipes and this sounds like a great side dish to have with a curry I am going to have to try this recipe out

  3. I don't think I've ever had a veggie curry before which is strange as I love potatoes (who doesn't) sounds yummy x

  4. This year I've really got into my cooking so I'll definitely be bookmarking this recipe! I just perfected a sweet potato and chickpea coconut curry - this is next! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Now this sounds like an absolutely delicious dish - sometimes there is nothing like a good curry for dinner. I am going to have to try this one.

  6. This sounds absolutely delicious! I have never made a potato curry, although one of my favourites is Sweet potato and chickpea. Friday night is always curry night in our house so I think this will need to make an appearance x

  7. My mom used to make this when she make gujarati thali alongwith chuti mag ni dal, puri, bhat, kadhi, looks perfect

  8. I love potatoes. I've never heard of or tried a potato curry before, it sounds like a hearty meal that'd be perfect for chilly weather.

  9. I have eaten this before at a vegan restaurant but never tried making it at home! Worth a shot, it is really yummy!

  10. I love potato curry, it's so under-rated. I may make it next week now, you've reminded me of how much I adore it! :D

  11. I love potato curry and your recipe looks super delish and easy, perfect to eat with chapatis

  12. I looooove the sound of potato curry! I really love it when you order a veggie korma from the Indian takeaway and it's got big chunks of potato in it that have absorbed all the spices. This sounds so, so good. Definitely bookmarking this. :)

  13. I've really been enjoying potato curry recently and this one in particular sounds absolutely delicious. May just have to give it a try.

  14. We always seem to cook the same old style curry, but this looks really tasty - will have to give it a try

  15. I love cooking curries. They’re just so flavour packed & usually involve little effort after the initial prep. I’ll be trying this potato curry. Yum!

  16. This looks so yummy. This is my kind of food and I am going to give this a go at the weekend x

  17. I just love this bateta nu shaak ... no gujju thali is complete without this delicious dish ..i make it quite often at home..there is so much flavor in this very simple curry

  18. Loved the no onion no garlic version. Simple yet delicious curry


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