Mombasa style “Kachri Bateta”

Binny's Kitchen & Travel diaries

Growing up in Mombasa, Kachri Bateta was one of myfavourite street foods to indulge on during trips to town from Nyali, where we lived. It can nowsometimes also befound in Lighthouse, a popular social spot to eat street food and socialise whilst enjoying the sea views.

Kachri batter translates into crisps and potatoes. I know you are thinking potatoes and potatoes? Trust me it tastes REALLY good.

Kachri bateta is besteaten in the evening as a light dinner or snack with a cold drink to accompany it. It is also perfect as a starter when you have guests over for dinner.

What I love most is the coastal influence of raw mango and coconut as ingredients and the fact that it is a Kenyan/Indian fusion dish, well known in Mombasa. It is one I grew up with and still continue to love when I go back home.

It is simple…

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