Monday, 19 October 2015

Batata Vada

Batata Vada  is a popular Indian vegetarian fast food in Maharashtra, India. It literally means potato fritters. The name "Batata" means potato . It consists of a potato mash patty coated with chick pea flour, then deep-fried and served hot with savory condiments called chutney. They can be placed within  pav or bun. You simply can not have just one... So here is the step wise recipe of Batata Vada..

For Batata vada:

2-3 large size potatoes boiled and mashed

asafoetida- a pinch
mustarad and cumin seeds- 1tsp
curry leaves a few
2 garlic pod chopped
2 green chillies chopped
few coriander leaves chopped
red chilli powder- 1tsp
turmeric powder- 1tsp
salt to taste 
oil- 1-2 tblsp

for outer cover

3/4 cup besan/ cheak pea flour

1tblsp rice flour (optional)
water as required ( Batter should be thick not runny)
salt as required
ajwain/ carum seeds 1tsp
Pinch of baking soda
1tsp red chilli powder
pinch of turmeric

Oil for deep frying the vadas

Dry garlic chutney

6-8 Pav Buns
2tblsp oil/butter for roasting the buns


Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin and mustard seeds.let it splutter.

Add curry leaves and asafoitida. 
Add chopped garlic,chili and saute for a minute. Add turmeric , red chilli powder to oil. immediately add the mashed potatoes to it. adjust salt. saute for 5 mins on low-medium flame. add chopped coriander leaves and mix properly. Let it cool.

Now make lemon size balls from the potato mixture.

Take a bowl. Mix all the ingredients given  for preparation of outer Covering. Add water slowly and mix with hand or hand beater. This batter has to be thick.

Now Frying vada:

Dip the potato balls in batter and add it to hot oil.

Fry the vadas in medium to high flame till the vadas become golden brown in colour .

Your Vada is can have it with tomato ketchup and garlic chutney or simply place in pav and enjoy.