Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Batata Vada Recipe / Easy Tea-time Snacks Recipes

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Todays post is a well known street food of Mumbai. It can be made at home in just 15 mins and makes a lipsmacking combo with piping hot cup of tea. These delicious fritters are liked by both adults and kids alike. In this recipe, the turmeric and spicy flavored potato dumplings are dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried. Lets see how to prepare this tasty snack…
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To make batter
·         Potatoes               - 2
·         Besan flour          -  1 ½ cups
·         Rice flour             - 1 tbsp
·         Red chilly pwd    - 1 tsp
·         Baking soda        - a pinch
·         Turmeric pwd     - a pinch
·         Pepper pwd         - ¼ tsp
·         Salt to taste
To make stuffing
·         Oil                         - 1 tsp
·         Mustard               - ¼ tsp
·         Curry leaves        - 5 to 6
·         Split urad dal      - ¼ tsp
·         Green chilly         - 1
·         Ginger                  - small piece
·         Turmeric pwd     - a pinch
·         Lemon juice        - few drops
·         Coriander leaves
·         Salt to taste
·         Oil to deep fry
1.       Wash and cook potatoes till soft.
2.      Peel and skin and mash it.
3.      Set it aside.
4.      Let it see how to make batter to dip the potato balls.
5.      In a mixing bowl, take gram flour (besan flour or kadalai maavu), rice flour, red chilly pwd, baking soda, salt, turmeric pwd and pepper pwd.
6.      Add warm water little by little and mix it to smooth paste.
7.      The consistency of the batter shouldn’t be runny.
8.      Heat oil in a frypan.
9.      Add mustard, curry leaves, split urad dal and cumin.
10.   Wait to splutter.
11.    Add finely sliced green chilly and ginger.
12.   Stir well.
13.   Add turmeric pwd and salt.
14.   Add the cooked and mashed potato.
15.   Combine together with the masala.
16.   Cook covered in low flame for 5 mins.
17.   Squeeze few drops of lemon juice.
18.   Turn off flame.
19.   Sprinkle finely chopped coriander leaves.
20.  Allow to cool and make it to small round balls.
21.   Heat oil in a fry pan to deep fry the vadas.
22.  Take one potato ball, dip it in the batter.
23.  Drop carefully in the hot oil.
24.  Deep fry until the vadas turn golden brown all over.
25.  Strain and remove in kitchen tissue.
26.  Lipsmacking delicious batata vadas are ready.
27.  Enjoy hot with mint chutney or any dip of your choice.


  1. As usual, fantastic..Jay! I am entering this blogging world with my newly created blog . Hoping to get your support..

  2. Looks very yummy and tasty!!


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