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Batata Vada

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Batata Vada

  • Vegan
  • Medium





  • 8-10 medium sized potatoes
  • 8-10 cloves of garlic (lasun)
  • 4-5 green chillies (hari mirch) or as per your taste
  • 4-5 tsp lemon juice (nimbu ka ras)
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves (hara dhaniya)
  • Salt to taste
  • oil 2 tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • a pinch of asafeotida (Hing)
  • 7-8 curry leaves (Kadhi patta)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder(Haldi)

For Batter:

  • 1 cup Gram Flour (besan)
  • 1/2 cup water or as needed based on consistency
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • Baking Powder 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 tsp hot oil
  • 1-2 cups oil for frying
  • 6-8 Pav or Buns


  1. Boil and mash the potatoes.
  2. In a grinder make a paste of garlic, green chillies, fresh coriander, salt and lemon juice.
  3. Add the paste to the potato mixture.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and turmeric powder.
  5. Once they splutter, add the tadka to the potato mixture.
  6. Make round balls of the mixture with hand.

For the Batter :

  1. Mix the gram flour and water (medium thick consistency not very thin).
  2. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, baking powder , salt and 2 tsp hot oil.
  3. Keep it aside for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a pan/kadhai. Dip the Potato Balls in the gram flour batter and Coat.
  5. Once the oil is hot, Keep it on medium heat and once you drop the vada inside lower the heat a bit.
  6. Deep fry the Batata Vadas until golden yellow.
  7. Remove on a absorbent paper.Cut the pav in half and Place the Vada in between.
  8. Serve hot with fried green chillies and Dry Red Chutney.

For Dry Red Chutney :

  • 1 cup Lightly Roasted dry coconut powder (Khopra)
  • 5 cloves garlic (lasun)
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder or 4-5 whole red-chillies fried in oil
  • 4-5 tsp of Roasted sesame seeds (til)
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds (zeera)
  • a pinch of hing
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts (optional)
  • salt to taste


Grind all the above ingredients in a coarse powder.Serve with Batata wada.

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