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Mumbai famous Batata Vada

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Batata Vada

Batata VadaIngredients:

  • ½ kg potatoes (Batata), boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1 Cup gram flour
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • Salt for taste
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • A Pinch of Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Hot oil to apply on Flour batter
  • 8-10 Garlic cloves
  • 1 inch Ginger chopped
  • 6-7 green chilies chopped
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • 1 lemon juice
  • Coriander finely chopped
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • A Pinch of asafetida
  • Oil for deep frying



  1. Boil the potatos, peel them and chop in to smaller pieces
  2. Take Ginger, Garlic cloves and green chillies and grind them well to make a smooth paste. Add this mixture on to potatoes which we chopped in to smaller pieces in step 1. Add lemon juice, Salt, chopped coriander leaves mix well
  3. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a small seasoning pan. Add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add the asafetida (Hing), Turmeric powder, curry leaves, take the pan off the heat and pour the seasoning over the potato mixture. Mix well again
  4. Once this mixture is cooled, divide the mixture in to portions and shape each into a smooth ball or circular shapes
  5. Mix together the gram flour, Salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and Baking soda in a deep bowl. Add 2 tsp hot oil mix a bit. Add water (around 6-7 tsp) and whisk well to make a smooth, lump-free batter. It should not be too thick batter
  6. Heat sufficient oil in a Kadai. Dip each potato ball in the gram flour batter which we prepared in step no 5 and gently slide in to the hot oil. At a time, slide in four balls and do not overcrowd the kadai.
  7. Reduce the heat to medium and deep-fry, till the gram flour covering turns a light golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper
  8. Serve hot with chutney (Coconut chutney).


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