Batata Vada | How to Make a Potato Vada

Batata Vada

Batata Vada

 

Who doesn’t love Potatoes? Especially the deep fried boiled potatoes seasoned with Indian spices? Potatoes are known as Batata in Marathi, thus these Vadas are widely known as batata vada throughout Maharashtra. These crispy fried Batata Vadas are the best companion of Ladi Pav as the make the World-Famous combination of Mumbai’s street food, Vada Pav. Though these Vadas are equally delicious without the Pav, especially when served with green chutney or lasun chutney. Make these on a Rainy evening and enjoy it with hot masala tea.

For similar recipes, check: Batata Pohe Recipe, Masala Batata, Batata Bhaji Recipe, Batata Vada Usal Recipe, Upavasachi Batata Bhaji, Crispy Potatoes, Onion Potato Bhaji Recipe.

So, let’s get started with Batata Vada Recipe;

 

Preparation Time: 40 Minutes, 

Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Serves for 3-4

 

Ingredients for Stuffing:

 

1) 2 Medium sized potatoes

2) 2-3 Green chilies

3) 5-6 Garlic Cloves

4) A pinch of Asafoetida

5) 5-6 Curry leaves

6) Mustard seeds

7) Turmeric powder

8) Chopped Coriander Leaves

9) 1 tsp Urad dal

10) Oil

 

Ingredients for Batter

 

1) 1 Cup Besan

2) Turmeric powder

3) A pinch of baking soda

4) Water as required

5) Salt as per required

 

Other Ingredients:

 

1) Oil for deep frying

 

Method:

Boil 2 medium sized potatoes. Peel them and then smash them in a bowl.

Heat 2 tsp oil in a small pan add mustard seeds and wait till they crackle, then add curry leaves, asafoetida.

Sauté for a minute and then add garlic cloves, garlic, green chili crushed, urad dal and turmeric powder.

Pour this tempered mixture on mashed potatoes.

Mix well and then make small sized balls from the mixture.

In another mixing bowl combine chickpea flour, turmeric powder, salt, water and finally baking soda, the batter should not be very thick nor too runny.

In a kadai, heat oil for deep frying the vadas. Once oil is hot, reduce to medium.

Dip the vadas in the batter and coat them from all sides.

Drop the coated vadas into heated oil and fry till golden brown.

Serve them with fried chillies and green chutney.

 

How to prepare batata vada:

 

1) Boil 2 medium sized potatoes. Peel them and then smash them in a bowl.

 

Batata Vada

Batata Vada

 

2) Heat 2 tsp oil in a small pan add mustard seeds and wait till they crackle, then add curry leaves, asafoetida. Sauté for a minute and then add garlic cloves, garlic, green chili crushed, urad dal and turmeric powder.

 

Batata Vada

Batata Vada

 

3) Pour this tempered mixture on mashed potatoes.

 

Batata Vada

Batata Vada

 

4) Mix well and then make small sized balls from the mixture.

 

Batata Vada

Batata Vada

 

Batata Vada

Batata Vada

 

5) In another mixing bowl combine chickpea flour, turmeric powder, salt, water and finally baking soda, the batter should not be very thick nor too runny. Dip the vadas in the batter and coat them from all sides.

 

Batata Vada

Batata Vada

 

Batata Vada

Batata Vada

 

6) In a kadai, heat oil for deep frying the vadas. Once oil is hot, reduce to medium. Drop the coated vadas into heated oil and fry till golden brown.

 

Batata Vada

Batata Vada

 

7) Serve them with fried chillies and green chutney.

 

Batata Vada

Batata Vada





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