Batata Vada


Batata vada is a tasty Maharashtrian dish but is relished by many people. It can be had as Vada Paw or Batata Vada with coconut chutney and sambhar or just by itself. It is a common street food in Mumbai but if you are health conscious , you can also make it at home and tastes just as delicious as the ones served at the streets. Let us have a look at its recipe. 

Ingredients (Makes 6-7 Vadas) :
  • Potatoes - 3-4
  • Green Chillies - 3-4
  • Curry Leaves - 3 stems
  • Cumin Seeds (Jeera) - 1 Tsp
  • Mustard Seeds (Rai) - 1 Tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Tsp
  • Dhanajeera Powder - 1/2 Tsp
  • Ginger Paste - 1/2 Tsp
  • Garlic - 3-4 Cloves
  • Coriander - 1/4 Cup
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil to deep fry
  • Gram Flour (Besan) - 1 small cup
  • Ajwain - 1/2 Tsp
Method :
  • Boil the peeled potatoes and keep aside.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a small utensil and add green chillies , garlic , curry leaves , mustard seeds , cumin seeds , ginger paste , turmeric powder and dhanajeera powder to it and fry them on low flame for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add salt to the boiled potatoes and mash them thoroughly.
  • Add the fried mixture to it.
  • Add finely chopped coriander leaves and let it rest for about 15-20 minutes.
  • in the meanwhile , make a thick batter of gram flour , a bit of turmeric powder , ajwain and salt.
  • Make balls out of the potato mixture of the desired size , dip kit in the batter thoroughly and deep fry them on medium flame till they turn golden-brown.
Batata Vadas taste even better when had with chillies that are dipped in the same batter and fried.