Batata Vada

16 Jul

I tried this recipe for my DH as he is a lover of potatoes and he loved it! I adjusted the ingredients to meet my palate as below:

Changes highlighted as below :

  1. 2 potatoes-skinned,boiled and mashed
  2. 3/4 tsp mustard
  3. 1/4 tsp hing
  4. 1/4 tsp turmeric
  5. 1/2 jalapeno
  6. 1 tbsp cilantro leaf
  7. 5-6 curry leaves
  8. 1/4 spicy chilly powder for potatoes
  9. 1 cup gram flour
  10. 1/2 coin sized tamarind:made into pulp
  11. 1/4 tsp Chilly powder for Gram flour coating
  12. Pinch baking soda
  13. Salt to taste
  1. Microcook the potatoes for 12mts with adequate amount of water.
  2. Throw away the water and mash with turmeric powder and salt to taste.
  3. In a wok,heat oil,splutter mustard and fry hing.
  4. Add curry leaves and chopped green chilly and fry
  5. Add this to the mashed potato along with red chilly powder.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Heat a large wok with lots of oil for deep frying.
  8. Meanwhile prepare the batter with Gram flour,salt,tamarind paste,chilly powder and baking soda and 1/2 cup water.Mix well.
  9. Make a ball of mashed potato,coat it in gram flour mix by rolling the mashed potato ball in the batter.
  10. Drop it in hot oil and fry on medium heat for 3-4 mts,or till the outer cover in golden brown.
  11. Serve hot with  ketchup or green chutney.

3.made besan batter with my own measurement and used a little bit of baking soda to get a crispier outer covering.

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Posted by on July 16, 2012 in Snacks, Uncategorized, Vegetarian


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