Batata Vada Recipe

Batata Vada Recipe – Vegan

Batata Vada is a famous Maharashtrian snack that is prepared with mashed potatoes, gram flour, coriander leaves, green chillies and other spices like asafoetida and turmeric. It is the perfect snack recipe to enjoy during the festival of Gudi Padwa. This street food dish is a favourite not only for the people of Maharashtra but all across the country. It is a lip-smacking snack that can be served on occasions like pot luck, picnic, and kitty party, and it will give you an edge over all the other snacks prepared or dishes in the room. Easy-to-make, this snack would be a hit in your household. This snack will be enjoyed by kids and adults of your family alike.

It makes for a great on the go snack for hitting the road for a road trip with friends or carry along for a family picnic. If you are craving for some chatpata savoury this is your dish. Ditch the usual pakoras on a rainy day and pair this delicacy with a piping hot cup of tea. You can serve this delicacy with green chutney or coriander chutney or ketchup and enjoy its goodness with loved ones.

How to make Batata Vada

Step 1 – Mash potatoes and add green chillies with ginger, garlic

In a pressure cooker add potatoes with enough water to cover them. Close the cooker and pressure cook to 5-6 whistles. Pierce a knife to check whether the potatoes have been boiled or not. Let them cool down and then peel their skin. Mash them in a bowl. Once done, add green chillies, garlic and ginger.

Step 2 – Prepare the filling mixture

Now, prepare the filling. In a pan heat oil and add in mustard seeds, ginger, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves and saute for about 5 minutes. Now add asafoetida, salt, red chilli powder and turmeric. Fry for another 5 minutes. Once all the spices are properly fried, add to it mashed potatoes with coriander leaves.

Step 3 – Give the mixture the shape of small balls

Once done, turn off the flame. Transfer the mixture to a plate and keep aside allowing it to cool down. Taking portions of the mixture, make equal sized balls. Keep aside for further use.

Step 4 – Prepare the batter

Now, in a separate bowl mix besan and rice flour. To this add salt, asafoetida, turmeric and red chilli powder. Add water to this batter and mix well to avoid the formation of lumps. Adjust water and seasoning according to your preference for the batter.

Step 5 – Deep fry the vadas

Next, heat oil in a wok over medium flame. Meanwhile, add soda to the prepared flour batter and dip the vada balls in this batter. Once the oil is sufficiently heated, deep fry the vada coated in batter. Fry on all sides till they appear crisp and golden. Repeat the same procedure for all the vadas.

Step 6 – Serve hot

Transfer the fried vada to an absorbent tissue to drain excess oil. Shift in a serving dish and serve with green chutney and ketchup.

Ingredients of Batata Vada

  • 8 Servings
  • 1 cup refined oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 handful coriander leaves
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 pinch baking soda
  • 3 tablespoon rice flour
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • salt as required
  • 6 pieces green chillies
  • 2 pinch asafoetida
  • 10 medium potato
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

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