Batata vada/ Fried potato dumpling | How to make Batata vada/ Fried potato dumpling

By Anjana Chaturvedi  |  16th Feb 2016  |  
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About Batata vada/ Fried potato dumpling Recipe

Spiced potato dumpling coated with gram flour batter and fried. It is a very popular street food of Mumbai.

Batata vada/ Fried potato dumpling

Ingredients to make Batata vada/ Fried potato dumpling

  • 250 gm- Potatoes, boiled
  • 1 tbsp -Green chili, minced
  • 1 tsp- ginger,chopped
  • 1/2 cup- Fresh coriander,chopped
  • To taste -salt/ namak
  • 1/3 tsp- turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp- Citric acid/tatri *
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds /rai
  • 1/4 tsp -White lentil /urad daal
  • 1/4 tsp- asafoetida /hing
  • 8- curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp- Cooking oil
  • For the batter:
  • 1 cup - Gram flour /besan
  • 2 tbsp- Rice flour/chawal ka atta
  • 1/4 tsp- turmeric/haldi
  • 1 tsp- Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp -Hot oil
  • salt to taste
  • A pinch of Soda-bi-carb (optional)

How to make Batata vada/ Fried potato dumpling

  1. Peel and coarsely mash the boiled potatoes (don't make a paste of the potatoes). Heat oil in a pan and add the urad daal and mustard seeds.
  2. When the seeds start crackling, add the asafoetida, curry leaves and green chilies. Stir and then add the turmeric powder and boiled potatoes.
  3. Next, add salt and citric acid and stir to mix every thing. Remove from the flame and add the chopped fresh coriander.
  4. Mix it and let it cool down a bit. Now make small balls from this potato mixture and keep aside.
  5. In a bowl, add gram flour, rice flour, salt,chili powder and turmeric. Add water to make a batter of pouring consistency. Add hot oil and mix well.
  6. Heat oil in a deep and wide pan. Dip these prepared potato balls in the gram flour batter. Gently add it in the hot oil and deep fry them on medium heat.
  7. Change the sides 2-3 times in between to get a nice colour from all the sides. Remove from the pan when they become golden and crisp.
  8. Drain on a paper napkin to absorb the extra oil. Slit or poke a hole in few green chilies and deep fry them. Then drain them and sprinkle some chat masala or salt over them.
  9. Serve these hot vadas with green chutney, ketchup and fried green chilies.

My Tip:

1. To add sourness in the vada, you can add either citric acid or lemon juice. 2. Don't mash the potato completely, just mash them roughly, don't make a paste of these potatoes. 3. You can reduce the quantity of minced green chilies and add some red chili powder in the potato mixture. 4. For a variation, you can also add some boiled peas at step 3.

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