Batata Vada Recipe

Batata Vada Recipe
Batata Vada are potatoes wrapped in Besan and fried into crispy balls. This Maharashtrian snack is generally relished with sauce, chutney or just anything under the sun.
Batata Vada Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 9.0 / 10 (28 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 2 Cups besan
  • 3/4 lb Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Grated coconut
  • 4 Onions, chopped finely
  • 4 Green chillies
  • 4 Cloves garlic
  • Sugar to taste
  • Juice of one lime
  • A few sprigs coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • A small piece ginger
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste
How to make Batata Vada:
  • Cook potatoes into the Pressure cooker until soft.
  • Peel and mash them, keep aside.
  • Grind green chillies, garlic and ginger together to make a fine paste.
  • Combine this paste, potato, onions, coriander leaves, sugar, lime juice and salt, mix well.
  • Take a pan and heat a little oil and fry mustard seeds and curry leaves until the mustard crackles.
  • Remove it from the heat and add it to the potato mixture.
  • Take another bowl and combine besan, salt, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, baking soda, coconut, turmeric powder and little water in it, to make a thick batter.
  • Add a tsp of hot oil to the batter.
  • Make small balls from the potato mixture.
  • Dip each ball in the batter and deep fry until golden brown.
  • Serve hot batata vada with chutney or tomato sauce.

Reviews and Ratings:
Surekha posted 16/04/2011
even cumin seeds are not added to the batter. Please give recipe of chutney.
sanket posted 31/03/2011
coconut is never added in the besan batter of batata wada in the traditional reciepe