Middle Eastern cuisine is packed with some amazing vegan dishes. Vegans and vegetarians love middle eastern food. It’s not only about falafel and hummus but a lot more intense and delicious. Batata Harra is a Lebanese dish that is served as an appetizer whenever you dine out in Lebanon. Batata Harra is fried potatoes with a kick of red chili and garlic. 

Spicy food is not very common in Lebanese cuisine, but this one is unique. These are deep-fried potatoes soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, plus they’re bursting with amazing flavors and spices!

It’s an absolutely delicious, simple and easy recipe with minimum ingredients and less cooking time.  It’s and one of my go-to recipes whenever I am craving some spicy hit.

Batata Harra

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: batata harra, spicy potatoes
Servings: 3
Author: Get Set Vegan


  • 2 cup Canola oil (For Frying)
  • 3 medium Potatoes
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbs Garlic minced
  • 3 tsp Red Chili Paste
  • 1 Lemon
  • To Taste Salt


  • Peel and cut potatoes in cubes. Boil for 5 minutes in salted water.
  • Heat canola oil and fry potatoes until crisp. Remove onto a paper towel-lined plate.
  • In another pan heat oil and fry minced garlic, chili paste, lemon juice, and finely chopped cilantro, sauté then add the potatoes and mix well.
  • Garnish with some more cilantro and Serve Immediately Enjoy!



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