Monday, August 9, 2010

Batatyachi Kapa (shallow fried potato rings)

This is one of my brother's favorite dish. We always had a square meal at home. It was Rice, Daal (various lentil curries), Sabzi (Veggies) and Chhas (Curd / Yogurt), with a variety of pickles and/or papads. Sometimes we just got bored with it. Especially my brother who is not too fond of food that is not spicy or oily. So he would ask mom to make these tasty little potato rings instead of a veggie side dish. Typically on a rainy evening, this was what we all loved to munch on.

You can team this up with rice + daal or pulao or even make it as an evening snack with tea or eat it just like that with some ketchup / chutney. This has lot less oil compared to its deep fried cousin, so is healthier too.

batatyachi kapa verti You’ll need:
  • Potatoes – 4 to 5, washed and skinned
  • Semolina (or rice flour) – about 2 cups
  • Oil for shallow frying
  • Chilly powder to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
  1. Chop potatoes in little round shapes and put them in a bowl of salted water. This will make sure the potato rings do absorb salt but do not turn brown. Let them soak for about 15-20 mins.
  2. Sieve together some semolina (sooji) or rice flour with salt and red chilly powder. Leave this mixture dry.
  3. Heat a skillet (tawa or fry pan) and coat it lightly with some oil.
  4. Pat the potato rings into the dry mixture of semolina (or rice flour) and arrange on the skillet.
  5. Add about two teaspoons of oil and cook till done.
You can substitute some other veggies like the sweet potatoes, raw banana or even eggplant instead of potatoes.

Enjoy hot!!!


  1. hi Varada ,
    first time visiting ur blog ...u got a lovely space here with yummy this poato shallow fry ..very unique dish ...never tried potato this way ...i know it tastes awesome ...will try it soon n let u know ...very happy to find u...happy blogging dear
    if u get time do visit my blog


  2. Lovely potato fry, looks so yummy.

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  4. I m so glad i found this recipe.. Wangi ani batatya chi kapa.. I remembered it after many years.. my aunt(atya) used to make this for us all time when we were kids and whenever we visited our native near kolhapur.. This dish and Sabudanya chi wada was always on top of the list... I m very happy I made it..enjoyed very bit of it.. Thank youu!! :)


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