How to make Batata Harra – Lebanese Spicy Potato’s

Batata Harra Recipe

Batata Harra is a healthy, delicious, and popular dish Lebanese dish. It is also known as Lebanese Spicy Potatoes and has healthy ingredients, such as roasted potato chunks, garlic, chili pepper, lemon juice, and cilantro.

Not only is Batata Harra an excellent appetizer and side, but it is also gluten-free, dairy-free, and 100% vegan. Today’s article will give you a list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions to make Batata Harra at home. Read on!


  • 900 grams or two pounds of potatoes
    • Peel the potatoes and dice them into 3/4-inch cubes
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground pepper
  • To make Cilantro Sauce, you will need:
    • Four minced or crushed garlic cloves
    • Two tablespoons of olive oil
    • One teaspoon of paprika
    • ½ teaspoon of red chili flakes
    • ½ lemon
    • One bunch of fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Preheat the over to 200 degrees Celsius or 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Use a baking sheet to organize the potatoes
  3. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and use pepper and salt for seasoning
  4. Roast the potatoes placed on the sheet in the oven for 40 minutes
  5. Flip them halfway through to ensure the potatoes have enough crispiness

You can also make Batata Harra using a frying method, a much easier and straightforward cooking method. Here are the steps you need to follow to make Batata Harra via this technique.

  1. Wash potatoes and dry them before frying
  2. Add some oil to the large pot or pan
  3. Heat the oil at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius
  4. Once heated, add potatoes to the oil
  5. Fry potatoes for at least 15-20 minutes to achieve a golden-brown color
  6. Remove potatoes from the oil and use a paper towel to drain

Cilantro sauce is warm, nutty, and spicy with a citrus flavor. You can also combine it with cinnamon and cumin to achieve a unique flavor. The citrusy, refreshing, and fragrant sauce is the best way to eat Batata Harra. Here is how you can make Cilantro Sauce.

  1. Add chill flakes, garlic, and olive oil to a pan
  2. Cook these ingredients at a medium or low temperature
  3. Make sure the garlic produces the fragrance
  4. Add fresh cilantro and paprika, followed by cooked potatoes
  5. Toss the potatoes in the sauce until well coated
  6. Remove them from the pan and serve on a platter
  7. Use fresh cilantro for garnishing and lemon juice for citrusy flavor
  8. Serve hot Batata Harra to your family and friends