Monday, 2 November 2015

Batata Vada !!!!

Batata Vada is again one of the India street food and more famous in streets of Mumbai.Its literally means potato fritters.The name Batata means potato in Portuguese who introduced potatoes to India. Batata Vada consist of potato spicy smashed coated with chick pea flour and than deep fried and served with hot spicy green chutneys or and other savory chutneys including tomato ketchup.

Although Maharashtra are the origins but Batata vada is famous in most of the states in India.Its more enjoyed Vada pav were in batata vada is stuffed in pav with little green chutney on top.

Servings 4-5
Total Preparation time:45 to 1 hr min
Cooking time :20 min

For Potato Mash/Bhaji
4-6 Medium boiled potatoes
2 Medium onions chopped finely
2-3 Green Chilies chopped
1 Tsp of garlic chopped
1 Tsp of Ginger chopped
1 tsp mustard seeds
5-6 Curry leaves
1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
Green coriander for garnishing
Salt as per taste

For Chick pea Batter
150-200 gram Chick pea flour
1/2 Tsp chili powder
Salt for Taste
Oil for Deep frying


  • First mix chick pea in a bowl ,add in it salt,pinch of turmeric powder,chili powder and mix well,than add little water and make thick paste,consistency should be in such a way that the batter should coat the potatoes well .(do not make watery).Keep aside for rest for 15 min.
  • on the other side mash potatoes well,in deep pan add oil,once heated add mustard,once it starts to splatter add curry leaves,green chilies ,and ginger garlic chopped ,saute well,than add chopped onions and again saute for 1-2 min.
  • Than add turmeric powder,salt as per taste and the mashed potatoes.Mix well until the potatoes and the seasoning gets combined well.
  • Cover and cook on low flame for 1-2 the lid,add the chopped coriander and mix well.Off the stove and keep the potato bhaji to cool down.
  • Mean while on the other side keep oil in deep kadai for heating.
  • Once the potato mix is cool down take small amount of potato mix on your hands and roll it into small roundels of your choice and keep aside on plate. 
  • Make to reduce the flame of oil which is kept for boiling.
  • Take each roundels and deep inside the chick pea batter and coat it well with the batter and drop in to the oil slowly.
  • At once drop around 4 vada's in the kadai and deep fry on medium flame till light golden brown for about 7-10 min.(do not over fry the vada's).
  • Once fried properly strain the oil completely and place it again on tissue to observe the excess oil.
  • Serve hot with Tea with side chutney of your choice or tomato ketchup