During my growing-up years, this used to be a staple in my food menu. I used to absolutely love it and could have it for lunch and dinner both, all days of the week. It would not be wrong to say, I have grown up on these 🙂

It is a part of the Goan cuisine, and one can make these ‘kapa’ out of quite a lot of veggies like Okra, Brinjal, Pumpkin, Yam, Colacassia etc. It is generally had as a side-dish along with with rice and varan or dal or aamti (curry). All of them taste equally good. It is loved by kids and adluts alike.

Level Easy


2-3 potatoes


1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

1-2 tsp Red chilly powder


Oil for shallow frying


  1. Rinse the potatoes well and peel off the skin.
  2. Slice it length-wise into 2-3 mm thickness discs.
  3. Add all the sliced potatoes into a bowl.
  4. Add turmeric powder and red chilly powder and mix it well, so as to coat the potatoes completely.
  5. Add salt only when you are about to shallow fry them or else the potatoes will release water.
  6. Take semolina in a plate.
  7. Take individual slices of spiced potato and coat it throughout with semolina.
  8. Place a pan on gas top. Coat the pan well with oil.
  9. Add the semolina coated spiced potato slices.
  10. Drizzle oil from all sides and shallow fry these slices on medium flame.
  11. Once the lower side becomes red, flip it and cook the other side.
  12. Drizzle oil when you flip the slices.
  13. Once cooked from both sides, remove it on a tissue to drain oil and put the next batch of coated slices on the pan.
  14. Serve hot with steamed rice and dal/varan/aamti (curry).