Gujarati style Pawa Batata

Gujarati style Pawa Batata

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Serves: 5 | Vegan


  • 450gr Potato (peeled and chopped in cubes)
  • 100gr Pawa (dried Rice flakes)
  • 1½ Tsp Oil 
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 2 medium Cinnamon sticks
  • 4 Black Peppercorns 
  • 1 small Dry Chilli
  • 1½ Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 small Yellow Onion (finely chopped)
  • 8 Curry Leaves 
  • ¼ Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 1½ Tbsp Fresh Ginger (finely sliced)
  • 2 chillies (finely chopped)
  • ½ Tsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Paprika (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup Fresh Coriander (finely chopped, incl. Stem)


1. Peel and chop the potato in small cubes and wash and drain the Pawa and keep aside.

2. In a non stick pot, on medium heat, add 1½ Tsp Oil and add 3-4 Cloves, 2 medium Cinnamon sticks, 4 Black Peppercorns  and 1 small Dry Chilli and cook for about 3 minutes.

3. Then add  1½ Tsp Cumin seeds and cook for another 3-4 minutes and mix through. Add the finely chopped onions and combine and cook until the onions are golden-brown.

4. Afterwards add the 450gr chopped potatoes and 8 Curry Leaves and mix through.

5. Next add ¼ Tsp Turmeric Powder and 2 Tsp Salt and combine. Then mix in the 1½ Tbsp Fresh Ginger and 2 chillies 

6. Finally add and gently combine 100gr Pawa and cook for 30 minutes with the lid on.

7. Add ½ Tsp Sugar, 2 Tbsp Lemon juice and ¼ cup chopped Paprika and gently mix through and cook for another 5-10 minutes.

8. Finally once done the potatoes should be soft and cooked and garnish with fresh Coriander leaves and enjoy hot.

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