I am here with a very simple and delicious  Batata Harra recipe from the Lebanese Cuisine. In my quest to search Levantine Cuisine I have come across such wonderful recipes ranging from salads to dips to spicy vegetables. Levantine Cuisine includes recipes from Syria , Lebanon, Palestine.Israel, Jordon , Cyprus(East Mediterranean shore). I wanted to make so many recipes but stuck to a simple one as I am travelling and have limited access to many Ingredients. 

181St #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #LevantineCuisine was suggested by Sujata Shukla who blogs at Thanks for suggesting such a wonderful theme that introduced us to many wonderful cuisines.

Recipe for Batata Harra / Spicy Roasted Potatoes:


6 Medium Size Potatoes Peeled and boiled

2 Garlic Cloves minced

1.5 Tsp Chilli Flakes

2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 Tsp Crushed Coriander Seeds(Must be Coarse)

1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro finely chopped

1 Tsp Turmeric

1/2 Cup Fresh Dill Leaves finely chopped

3/4 Tsp Coarsely ground Pepper

1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley Leaves

Salt to taste

Juice of 1 Lemon


Boil the potatoes and allow it to cool. The potatoes should be cooked but ensure it is still firm. Once cooled cut them into bite size cubes.

Heat a wide bottom pan. Add Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Once the oil is warm add minced garlic and turmeric and coarsely crushed Coriander seeds.

Roast for a few minutes. Now add the cubed Potatoes and mix well.

Add half of parsley , cilantro and dill leaves and chilli flakes.

Mix well untill the potatoes are well coated for about 5 mins.

Add salt and Coarsely ground pepper ..Once done switch off the flame. Add lemon juice and mix well.

Garnish with remaining Parsley , Cilantro ,dill leaves and chilli flakes.

Serve with any Rice dish or you can just have it like this .


Roasted Baby Potato Masala

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  1. The batata harra looks very inviting and the flavours sound wonderful. I don’t know why I have never put parsley on my potatoes when I have a lovely pot full growing at my front door! Have to try your recipe soonest.

  2. I was stuck at chickpeas in its various avatars for this cuisine, but this dish (& I think Poonam too) showed me a new way to make / bake potatoes.. lovely , inviting click , especially with dill on top 🙂

  3. This batata hara looks so inviting preethi. Love the vibrant colour of the potatoes and the garnish of coriander and green chillies. Just had food, but can have it again 😀

  4. Potatoes always take a top level in my favorite veggies list . The batata harra looks really delicious with some exotic spices and fresh herbs . Lovely clicks Preethi

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