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Kewa Datsi | Cheese and Potato Recipe

Kewa Datshi is one of the famous dishes in Bhutanese cuisine. “Kewa” means “potato” and “Datshi” means “cheese”.  This dish is easy to prepare, requires very few ingredients and is delightfully tasty.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Bhutanese
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Servings: 2
Calories: 512kcal


  • 3 potatoes thin sliced
  • 5-6 chillies sliced (use chillies according to your taste buds)
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1/2 tomato sliced
  • 2-3 onion leaves( optional)
  • 2-3 garlic leaves(optional)
  • 3-4 crushed/sliced garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 slices of American cheese
  • 2 cups (medium) of water


  • Cut the potatoes into thin slices as shown.
  • Also cut the tomato, garlic, tomato and chillies into thin slices.
  • Put the sliced potatoes, tomato, onion, sliced garlic and water in the pot. Also, pour some amount of oil in it. 
  • Turn on the flame and place above stated mixture on the stove.
  • Cover the pot and boil it on medium flame.
  • At last, when the curry is almost cooked add sections of green chilli, slices of cheese and salt.
  • Cook for 2-3 mins., stir gently throughout, check the salt as per your taste.
  • Garnish it with Coriander leaves and your Kewa Datsi is ready.


  • Serve it with Rice for the prime flavour.
  • Also, you can try it with Roti and Puri.