Om Waleed’s Batata Harra
We could certainly do with a little bit of cheering up at the moment and some hearty spicy food really fits the bill. During the lockdown period in April, Om Waleed prepared lots of her favourite dishes and we shared the recipes online – you can still see some of them in our Recipes highlight on our Instagram profile – scroll through, there are lots of other lovely treats to try too.
Batata Harra is an Arabic phrase which
literally translates to spicy potatoes. Here’s Om Waleed’s take on this classic middle-eastern dish.
Ingredients (prepare in advance)
Potatoes (peeled and diced)
5 x Garlic cloves (crushed)
Red Pepper (de-seeded)
2 chillis (finely chopped)
Bunch of coriander (washed and chopped)
Sweet paprika 1 x tbsp
Lemon (freshly squeezed)
1 – Peel, clean and dice your potatoes fry until golden and cooked. Put to one side.
2 – Heat some oil in a pan, add the garlic and gently fry. Stir in the red pepper gently and then add the chillis and gently fry.
3 – Add in the cooked potatoes. Stir in the tablespoon of paprika, season well with salt and pepper.
4. Dress with a glug of good quality olive oil, Stir in a good handful of coriander and the juice of a lemon.
5. Sprinkle liberally with pomegranate seeds and then finish with a good dollop of top quality Greek Yogurt.
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