Batata Vada Recipe

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Batata Vada is made from balls of mashed potatoes mixed with spices, dipped in a paste of Besan (chickpeas flour). These dumplings are deep fried till they are golden and crispy on the outside.

Batata Vada is a popular Indian snack which originates in Maharashtra and are a quintessential ingredient of Vada Pav. It has now crossed all geographical barriers and is enjoyed all over India.

Batata is the word used for potatoes. This is a very delicious snack as nothing can beat the taste of deeply fried potatoes. In many parts of the country, Batata Vada is called Aloo Bonda.

There are many variations of the stuffing that go into Batata Vada. Even in Maharashtra, there are many versions varying from city to city. Batata Vada is very often found on Street Food stalls and around railway stations.

Batata Vada can be served along with Coriander ChutneyTamarind Chutney and Fried Green Chillies.

To make Batata Vada at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Batata Vada Recipe

Batata Vada is a popular Maharashtrian snack made of deep fried potato dumplings covered with chickpea batter.
4.86 from 198 votes

Recipe Info

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 8
Category Snacks
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g

Ingredients For Batata Vada Recipe
  

For the filling

  • 3 Medium Sized Potatoes
  • 7-8 Curry Leaves
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Heeng (Asafoetida)
  • 3 Tablespoon Cooking Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt or as per taste

For the batter

  • 1 Cup Besan (Gram Flour)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or as per taste

Step By Step Instructions for Batata Vada Recipe
 

  • Add 1-2 tablespoon of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the seeds start to crackle, add curry leaves along with paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies.
    7-8 Curry Leaves, 2 Green Chillies, 3 Garlic Cloves, 1/2 Inch Ginger, 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, heeng (asafoetida) and salt to the pan.
    1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder, 1/4 Teaspoon Heeng (Asafoetida), 1 Teaspoon Salt or as per taste
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions 2
  • Boil and mash the potatoes and add the spices mixture to them.
    3 Medium Sized Potatoes
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions 3
  • Mix all the spices well with the potatoes and cook for a couple of minutes.
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions 4
  • Take gram flour in a mixing bowl and add salt, red chilli powder & turmeric powder to the mixture.
    1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder, 1 Teaspoon Salt, or as per taste, 1 Cup Besan (Gram Flour)
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions 5
  • Add roughly 1/2 cup water slowly to get a batter of coating consistency.
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions 6
  • Heat oil in a pan for frying. Make small balls of the potato filling and dip them in the batter.
    3 Tablespoon Cooking Oil
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions 7
  • Then fry the balls on medium-high flame till they turn golden brown.
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions 8
  • After frying, drain the vadas on an absorbent paper to drain the excess oil. Serve them hot with green chutney, tamarind chutney or tomato ketchup and fried salted chillies.
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions

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