Batata Harra

Batata Harra is a Lebanese version of oven roasted potatoes with lots of spices that are lightly sautéed in olive oil . Batata Harra literally means spicy potatoes. I recently posted a recipe for Red Pepper Falafel and Batata Harra accompanied that for a full Middle-Eastern inspired dinner when paired with Hummus and Tzatziki. On its own it works as a great appetiser. I generally love potatoes in the form of wedges and Batata Harra in my opinion is quite similar albeit more spicy and flavoursome.

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Total cook time: 35 minutes

Servings: 2


  • 1 large potato (peeled and cubed) drizzled with 1 tbsp olive oil.
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp red chilli flakes
  • ¾ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¾ tsp mixed herbs
  • ¾ tsp dried garlic granules (or garlic powder)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil to cook


  1. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree celsius.
  2. Add the peeled and cubed potatoes drizzled with olive oil and roast it in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until it turns crispy on the outside (see below on how the potatoes should look).

3. In a pan heat olive oil.

4. Once hot, add the potatoes along with the red chilli flakes, garlic granules (or powder), salt, pepper, turmeric powder and mixed herbs and mix until the potatoes are well coated for about 3-4 minutes on medium heat.

5. Adjust the chilli, salt, mixed herbs and garlic as per taste.

6. Take it off the hob and garnish with chopped coriander leaves and squeeze fresh lemon juice.

7. Serve hot with accompaniments of your choice or enjoy on its own!

Hope you enjoy this!


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