Batata Vada

Batata Vada

A popular snack from the streets of Maharahtra. Batata translates into potato in English. Mashed masaledar potatoes coated in a thick besan (chickpea flour) batter and deep fried till golden. Served with a tangy chutney.

Ingredients :
=> 500 gm potatoes
=> Oil for deep frying

Tempering:
=> 5 gm mustard seeds
=> 2 gm curry leaves
=> 5 gm turmeric powder
=> 3 gm red chilli powder
=> 10 gm green chillies
=> 10 gm ginger
=> 10 gm garlic
=> 1 lime
=> 10 gm coriander leaves
=> Salt

Batter:
=> 200 gm gram flour
=> Water
=> 5 gm red chilli powder
=> 5 gm turmeric
=> 3 gm crushed cumin
=> Salt
=> 2 gm soda bi-carb
Batata Vada
Method

=> Cook the potatoes until soft, peel and mash coarsely.

=> Chop or crush together the green chillies, garlic, ginger and the coriander leaves.

=> Using the mentioned ingredients make a thick batter.

=> Heat oil and add mustard seeds, after they crackle add the curry leaves.

=> Mix in all the rest of the tempering ingredients and add to the mashed potatoes.

=> Divide the potato mixture into equal sized portions, approximately the size of a lemon.

=> Dip each ball in the batter and deep fry until golden brown in color.

=> Serve hot with a chutney.

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