Batata Vada



For outer coating

  • 1 cup Gram Flour

  • ¼  tsp Turmeric powder

  • ½ tsp Red Chili powder

  • Salt  as per taste

For stuffing

  • 4-5 medium size potatoes  ( boiled and mashed )

  • Oil for deep frying

  • 2-3 Green chilli (finely chopped)

  • 2 pinch asafoetida

  • ½ tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 tsp grated ginger

  • 1 tsp Garlic paste

  • 8-10 Curry Leaves

  • 1/8 tsp Turmeric powder

  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves (finely chopped)

  • 2 tsp Oil

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • Salt as per taste

Method (How to make Batata Vada at home)

For the outer batter

  • In a bowl add gram flour, turmeric powder, red chilli powder  and salt.

  • Add water to make a slightly thick batter.


For the stuffing

  • Heat oil in deep non-stick pan add mustard seeds and asafoetida sauté for few seconds.

  • Add chopped curry leaves, green chillies, ginger and garlic and sauté till raw smell gone.

  • Add turmeric powder and boiled and mashed potatoes and cook for a minute on a low flame.

  • Add coriander leaves and lemon juice, mix well. Switch off the flame and allow the mixture to cool down completely.

  • Make equal sized round balls of the potato mixture.

To make the Batata vadas

  • Heat oil for deep frying the vada.

  • Dip each ball in the gram flour batter to coat them evenly.

  • Deep fry until golden brown in colour from all sides.

  • Serve hot with Dry Red chutney or coriander chutney and with green chillies.