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Batata Kacharya

  • Duration: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 2-4 people

Authenticity Slice

The potato slices need to be thin enough to be cooked without water. Stir them consistently to prevent them from burning.

Trivia Tadka

Batatyachya kacharya is a delicious, slightly crispy potato side dish. It is a quick dish that can go with lunch or dinner. Kacharya is a Marathi word which means very thin potato slices. In Maharashtra, batata kacharya is a must dish if you are travelling. 


  • Potatoes (aloo) (4-5)
  • Green chilies (hari mirch) (2-4)
  • Whole red chilies (sabut lal mirch), broken (1)
  • MTR Haldi/Turmeric Powder (1 tsp)
  • Mustard seeds (sarson) (1 tsp)
  • Asafoetida (hing) (1 tsp)
  • Curry leaves (kadi patta) (3-5)
  • Oil (for frying)


  • Wash and peel the potato skin. Cut the potatoes into thin slices.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai. Add sarson and let it splutter.
  • Add hing and MTR Haldi/Turmeric Powder.
  • Add kadi patta and red and green chilies. Sauté the chilies.
  • Add chopped potatoes and mix them.
  • Fry the potatoes till they become tender.
  • Add salt and heat till the potatoes are crisp. 
  • Garnish with hara dhania and serve hot.

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