Blazing Batata Harra: A Spicy Potato Symphony


Experience the sizzle of Blazing Batata Harra, a fiery and flavorful Middle Eastern dish that turns ordinary potatoes into a culinary sensation. This vibrant creation features cubes of potatoes, fried to golden perfection and tossed in a spicy and herby mixture. Infused with garlic, chili, and coriander, Batata Harra is a delightful blend of heat and flavor, making it an irresistible side dish or a mouthwatering snack on its own.

Blazing Batata Harra: A Spicy Potato Symphony

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4 people
  • Serving Size: 1 cup

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 200 kcal
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Sodium: 300 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g


  • Potatoes, peeled and cubed: 500 grams (17.6 ounces / 1.1 pounds)
  • Garlic cloves, minced: 20 grams (0.7 ounces / 0.04 pounds)
  • Fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped: 30 grams (1 ounce / 0.066 pounds)
  • Olive oil: 30 ml (1 ounce / 0.066 pounds)
  • Ground cumin: 5 grams (0.18 ounces / 0.01 pounds)
  • Red chili flakes: 5 grams (0.18 ounces / 0.01 pounds)
  • Lemon juice: 30 ml (1 ounce / 0.066 pounds)
  • Salt: 5 grams (0.18 ounces / 0.01 pounds)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Frying Potatoes: Fry the cubed potatoes in olive oil until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Making the Spice Mixture: In a separate pan, sauté garlic, coriander, cumin, and chili flakes.
  3. Combining: Toss the fried potatoes with the spice mixture. Drizzle with lemon juice and season with salt.
  4. Serving: Serve hot as a side dish or a snack.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the potatoes are dry before frying to get them crispy.
  • Adjust the amount of chili flakes according to your heat preference.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can Batata Harra be baked instead of fried?

Yes, for a healthier version, you can bake the potatoes until crispy.

How do I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven.

Can I use dried coriander instead of fresh?

Fresh coriander is preferable for its bright flavor, but dried can be used in a pinch.