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Batata Vada Recipe

Batata Vada
How To Make Batata Vada

About Batata Vada Recipe: A popular snack from the streets of Maharashtra. Batata translates into potato in English. Mashed potatoes coated in a thick besan (chickpea flour) batter and deep fried till golden. Served with a tangy chutney, batata vada is a street food delight tat you can easily prepare at home during the monsoon season or usually as an evening snack. These are simple and quick so you can easily dish up this chatpata snack when unexpected guests arrive.

  • Total Cook Time 35 mins
  • Prep Time 05 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Batata Vada

  • 600 gms potatoes
  • for deep frying oil
  • Tempering:
  • 5 gms mustard seeds
  • 2 gms curry leaves
  • 5 gms turmeric powder
  • 3 gms red chilli powder
  • 10 gms green chillies
  • 10 gms ginger
  • 10 gms garlic
  • 1 lime
  • 10 gms coriander leaves
  • Salt
  • Batter:
  • 200 gms gram flour
  • Water
  • 5 gms red chilli powder
  • 5 gms turmeric
  • 3 gms cumin (crushed)
  • Salt
  • 2 gms soda bi-carb

How to Make Batata Vada

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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.

Recipe Notes

The recipe video uses a different quantity of ingredients for representation. You can alter the quantity as per your need.

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