Bataka Tameta Nu Shaak

Third one on the Gujarati Thali special shall be the humble Bataka Tameta Nu Shaak. It is nothing but Potato-Tomato Curry. Mild sweetness of the dish with the sourness from the tomatoes is very inviting too.

We take it for lunch often too

You shall need: [Feeds 2]

2…Medium Size Potatoes [Peeled, washed and diced]

1…Medium Size Onion [Diced]

1/2 cup… Methi leaves [Chopped] *optional

1/2 Tbsp.. Jeera


1/2 Tsp… Turmeric

1 Tbsp.. Oil

1/2 Tsp… Chilly Powder


1.5 Tbsp…. Jaggery powder


  • In a wok, heat oil and add jeera.
  • Once it splutters, add the potatoes and just enough water that covers it.
  • Turn the gas to medium heat.
  • Cover and cook until the potatoes are par boiled. [Half boiled]
  • Add the seasonings [except jaggery]  and tomatoes.
  • Cover and cook for about 4-5 min. [You might need to add some more water]
  • Add the methi leaves and cook for another 5 min.
  • Add the jaggery and adjust the seasonings if need be.
  • Serve with Rice or Bhakri.



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