Lasaniya Batata (spicy baby potatoes with garlic) Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)

Garlic flavored, hot and spicy lasaniya batata is a delicious curry if your palate can tolerate the fiery taste of red chillies. However, those who appreciate the spiciness and are ready to go to any length to enjoy the best flavor of garlic and potato sautéed in spices will experience the heavenly delight. One advice though; keep roasted peanuts, or fryums or something sweet and cold handy to soothe your palate immediately.

Hot and Spicy Lasaniya Batata

12-14 Baby Potatoes (boiled)
12-15 cloves Garlic (lasun)
1 small Onion (finely chopped)
1-inch Ginger, chopped
3 Dry Kashmiri Red Chillies
1 medium Tomato, finely chopped
2 teaspoons Coriander Powder
1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1/2 teaspoon Dry red Chilli Powder
1/8 teaspoon Turmeric Powder (optional)
1/2 teaspoon Chaat masala
1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
1 tablespoon + 4 tablespoons Oil
Coriander Leaves, finely chopped


  1. step-1
    Soak dry red chillies in 2-tablespoons water for 10 minutes.
  2. step-2
    Boil baby potatoes until tender and peel its skin. (Consider adding salt while boiling potatoes, this will enhance its flavor.)
  3. step-3
    Grind garlic, ginger, soaked dry red chilli, tomato, coriander powder, cumin seeds, turmeric powder and salt together in a grinder and make a smooth tomato-garlic paste.
  4. step-4
    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Shallow fry boiled potatoes for 2 minutes over medium flame.
  5. step-5
    Sprinkle chaat masala and garam masala over it and fry for 1 more minute. Turn off flame and transfer potatoes in a bowl.
  6. step-6
    Heat 4 tablespoons oil in the same pan. Add finely chopped onion and sauté until light brown.
  7. step-7
    Add tomato-garlic paste and sauté on low flame until oil starts to separate or for approx. 4-5 minutes.
  8. step-8
    Add dry red chilli powder and mix well. Add shallow fried potatoes, stir and cook for 3 minutes.
  9. l_step
    Turn off flame and transfer prepared baby potatoes in a serving bowl. Lasaniya batata is ready. Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot.
Tips and Variations:

  • Adjust garlic and dry red chilli quantity according to your palate’s capacity to handle spiciness. However, we believe that it should be enjoyed for its spiciness and its hotness should not be reduced.
  • If you do not have baby potatoes, then take large normal potatoes, boil and cut them into small 1-inch cubes.
  • Use Kashmiri red chillies to get nice red-hot color with less spiciness.
  • Use more oil (6 tablespoons) if you are not worried about consuming too much fat while enjoying lasaniya aloo. It really improves the taste and texture.
Taste: Hot and spicy
Serving Ideas: Lasaniya batata is generally served with roti or paratha as a full meal. However, to enjoy its full flavor and if your palate can tolerate the heat, then enjoy it on its own or with fryums (wafers) and roasted peanuts as snack.

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Nov 26, 2017 by NUpur
Very good recipes! very authentic dishes! Thank you.

Jun 07, 2016 by Uzma
Good one. Delicious dish. User friendly website. Nice.

Apr 26, 2016 by Kashish
Awesome recipe. Tried at home. It's easy to make. I am a teenager and I loved this recipe. Thanks.

Mar 09, 2016 by Anusha
Brilliant recipe. Delicious. Spicy and hot.

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Sep 18, 2015 by Gary Patel
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Apr 14, 2015 by Mansi
Chanced upon this recipe while searching for "Lasaniya Batata" on a lazy sunday morning. The photo itself was enough to entice my husband and me & I quickly started following the recipe and making this dish. End result : Super fab... Excellent recipe.. Turns out perfect...

Response: Thanks Mansi for trying the recipe and I am glad you liked it.

Jan 20, 2015 by Mehar
Thanks for this delicious and versatile recipe. I've made this recipe so many times with many variations and it just doesn't fail!! Always an instant hit with everyone!! I've made it semi dry like a starter, made it like a gravy, added curd to the gravy, and even used the same gravy for a spicy egg curry!!! Love it!!!!

Nov 16, 2014 by taksh thakar
It's really good. I think I will try tomorrow.

Jun 16, 2014 by Nipun Mistry
Tried your recipe yesterday and turned out fabulous :)

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Sep 24, 2012 by rupa shah
very yummy............. this recipe just suits the kind of hot and spicy taste required in my home. I also liked the idea of having fryums and roasted peanuts along with it to tolerate the heat, it also improves the taste.

Jul 24, 2012 by Chef Ana
being a spicy food lover it looks very tempting and hard to resist...:)