About Batata Vada Recipe: A popular snack from the streets of Maharashtra. 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, 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.