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A type of sweet potato having somewhat dry, bland, yellowish to white flesh, used as a staple food in many tropical countries. Also called boniato, camote.

[American Spanish, perhaps of Taíno origin.]


(Cookery) another name for sweet potato
[C16: from Spanish, from Taino]
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From Adas Bil Hamed (Lentil Soup with Swiss Chard and Lemon); Muhamara (Ground Nuts with Chile); Smbousak Lahma (Meat Pasties); and Frikkeh Bil Lahma (Roasted Green Wheat with Lamb); Snieh Batata wa Lahma Bil Ka'ak (Baked Potato with Meat and Bread Crumbs); Samak Makli (Crispy Fried Fish); to Farrouge Meshwi (Barbecued Hens); and Kabis Lift (Pickled Turnip), ""The Lebanese Cookbook: Delicious and Authentic Recipes from a Top Lebanese Chef" is a beautifully and profusely illustrated, 160 page culinary compendium showcasing more than one hundred recipes for ethnically authentic Lebanese dishes.
The stylish haven in the heart of cosmopolitan Dubai, has a varied Iftar featuring a mix of mezze starters and hot buffet, and a rotation of classic Arabian dishes to celebrate the holy month, available from sunset and until 9pm, where guests can pick from six menu options including dishes such as sambousek lamb, daod basha, and dajaj bil batata.
Chef Reed Khaleel Salmi said:"Our cold mezze includes two varieties of moutabal, hummus, mujadra, tabbouleh, labneh, fattoush, vine leaves, while hot mezze has falafel, batata harra, spinach fatayer , musaka, beef samosa, kibbeh to name a few.
79: These chips are a perfect mix of sweet potato, taro, batata and parsnip, and contain a full serving of vegetables per ounce.
It wasn't long before audience members started doing a batata (potato) dance and broccoli dance.
The same fried puffs as for dahi batata puri, filled with bits of potato and chickpeas, a dab of tamarind chutney, and lots of spiced water; very refreshing when they burst in your mouth.
Very smelly fish announces the arrival of spring, the sweet smell of mangoes heralds in summer and there is no winter until roasted batata appear on street corners.
Some Batata Harra (Dh36) - spicy fried potato cubes with garlic and parsley - come along too.
Some of the things I fancied weren't available, including sea bass and batata harra (cubes of potatoes fried with garlic, chilli, red peppers and coriander), while other items we had were off-menu "specials".
Batata (2004) used county-level Medicare enrollment and expenditure data for the period 1990 through 1994.
When speaking about his experiences of listening, DJ Deepak Mutneja's response was: "Main class 10 main tha, 'perfect age' thi, main cassette recording shop main jaata tha, batata tha kaunse gaane chahiye--us zamane main dus rupaiye lagte the ek gaane ke.