Betata Nu Shaak

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Jul. 29, 2019

Bateta nu shaak is one of the most popular Gujarati foods, made in almost every household. A wonderful combination of sesame seeds, curry leaves and ginger-green chilli paste giver a very distinct flavour to the otherwise bland potatoes. Lemon juice and coriander added towards the end really perk up the dish. It tastes best when served with dal and rice.


Boiled potato cubes 2 Cup (32 tbs) , peeled
Oil 3 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon (rai / sarson)
Sesame seeds 4 Teaspoon (til)
Curry leaves 10 (kadi patta)
Asafoetida 1/4 Teaspoon (hing)
Salt To Taste
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon (haldi)
Ginger green chili paste 4 Teaspoon
Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Finely chopped coriander 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Cooked rice 4 Cup (64 tbs) (for serving)
Cooked dal 4 Cup (64 tbs) (gujarati dal, for serving)



1. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the mustard seeds, sesame seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida.

2. When the seeds crackle, add the potatoes, salt, turmeric powder and ginger-green chilli paste, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring once in between.

3. Add the lemon juice and coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another minute.


4. Serve hot with Gujarati dal and rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 4