Batata kees or Batatyacha kees is a Maharashtrian recipe usually cooked during Navratri/janmashtami festival while fasting. It’s a quick and simple snack or breakfast to make.

Ingredients of BATATYACHA KEES

  • 2 potatoes, peeled and grated
  • ½ cup roasted crushed peanuts
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped or crushed
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds(jeera)
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly chopped coriander for garnishing


  • Wash and peel the potatoes. Grate the potatoes.
  • Soak the grated Potatoes in water for 5 minutes.
  • Discard the water and wash the potatoes thoroughly with water 3 times till the excess starch is removed from it.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds to it. Once they start to splutter add crushed green chilli.
  • Now add the grated potato. Cover and cook till its half done.
  • Then add coarsely grinded peanuts and mix well. Cover and cook again, till it’s done. Stir occasionally so that they do not stick to the pan.
  • Add lemon juice and salt. Mix well.
  • Serve hot.


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