Sunday, October 4, 2009

Batatachi Kappa/ Batatachi Phodi /Fried potato slices.

Batatachi kappa with rice and dal , umm umm good. Nothing can be more simple and satisfying.

2 potatoes, peeled washed and sliced into 1/2 cm thickness,
1 tsp salt,
1 tsp red chilly powder,
1 tsp turmeric powder,
1 tbsp lemon juice (traditionally soak kokum in water and use that tart juice),
semolina(rava) for coating the potato slices,
oil for frying.


Mix all the spices with lemon juice and apply to potato slices.

  • Heat a non stick pan on medium heat and drizzle 2 tsp oil on it and take one potato slice dip it in the semolina on all sides and keep it on the hot pan, repeat for other slices of potato in same manner.
  • Drizzle another 2 tsp oil on the potato slices and the turn the slices on the other side, then sprinkle a few tablespoons of water on the potatoes and immediately cover with a pan, reduce heat to low and let the potato slices cook till tender.
  • To test prick a fork in the slices of the potatoes.
  • Then take the cover off and increase heat to medium and let the slices crisp up, again turn and let crisp on the other side. Serve hot or room temperature.


Use similar method to fry pumpkin slices, brinjal slices, okra.

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