Pavta Batata Recipe

Pavta Batata Recipe

Cuisine: Maharashtrian

Pavta Batata Recipe: Pavta Batata is a Maharashtrian dish made with green pigeon peas (pavta) and potatoes (batata) cooked in a spiced gravy. It’s a hearty and comforting curry.


  • 11/4 cup soaked overnight Lima Beans

  • 2 medium sized peeled & cubed Potato (Aloo)

  • 1tsp Black Mustard seeds (Rai/Sarson)

  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)

  • 1 tsp Cayenne Powder

  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder (Dhania Powder)

  • A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)

  • To taste Salt (Namak)

  • 1 medium sized finely chopped Onion (Pyaj)

  • 4 tblsp fresh grated Coconut (Nariyal)

  • Chopped Coriander Leaves (Dhania Patta)


  • Cook the beans in enough water till cooked but not too soft.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, allow them to pop.
  • Add asafoetida and onion.
  • Fry till onions become translucent.
  • Now mix turmeric, cayenne, coriander, salt and potatoes.
  • Add little water and cook until potatoes are soft.
  • Gently mix in the cooked beans, coconut and coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot.

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