Batata vada


  • 4 : Potatoes.

  • 3 : Onions, chopped finely.

  • 2 cups : Gram flour (besan).

  • 3 : Green chillies.

  • A small piece of Ginger.

  • 3 : Cloves garlic.

  • 2 Tbsp : Grated coconut.

  • 1 Tsp : Mustard seeds.

  • 1 tsp : Turmeric powder.

  • 1/2 tsp : Red chilli powder.

  • 1 Tsp : Cumin seeds.

  • Sugar : According to taste.

  • Lime Juice.

  • Salt : According to taste.

  • Oil : For deep frying.

  • A pinch of baking soda.

Method of preparation

  • Boil the potatoes in the Pressure cooker, Peel and mash the potatoes and Set them aside.

  • Blend together the green chillies, garlic and ginger to a fine paste.

  • Mix together the potato, onions,( ginger, garlic,chilli )paste, sugar, lime juice and salt according to taste.

  • Heat one Tbsp oil and add the mustard seeds and curry leaves.When the mustard crackers, remove it from heat and add to the potato mixture. Mix it well.

  • Make a smooth batter with Gram flour, salt accordingly, cumin seeds, red chilli powder and turmeric powder.

  • Add a teaspoon of oil when making the batter.

  • The batter should remain thick.

  • Divide the potato mixture into equal sized portions and make balls .

  • Dip each ball in the batter and deep fry till it turns golden brown in color.

  • Serve hot with chutney/ketchup.


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