Thursday, July 11, 2013

Batata Vada آلو وڑا બટાટા વડા आलू वड़ा

Batata Vada is a popular snack from Maharashtra state of India. The important cities of Maharshtra state are Mumbai(Bombay), Nagpure, Pune and Aurangabad. It is a very tasty and delicious and mouth watering snack. Make this snack at Iftar during this Ramadan and enjoy.

Batata Vada
Batata Vada just before dipping into batter and frying
  • Potatoes     3-4 
  • Mustard  1/4 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds whole 1/2 teaspoon
  • Kadi patta  4-6 (کڑی پتہ)  
  • Hing 1 pinch
  • Ginger paste 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil 1-2 tablespoon
Other Spices:
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chillies powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Haldi powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander whole 1/2 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice  1 tablespoon
  • or Tamarind paste 2 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves  1 tablespoon
  • Green Chillies  finely chopped 3
  • Chickpea flour (Besan) 1 cup
  • Water as needed
  • Salt to taste (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Red Chillies powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Haldi powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Baking soda 1/4 teaspoon
  • Oil 

  • Boil potatoes, peel and mash. Keep aside.
  • Now heat 1-2 tablespoon oil in a frying pan.
  • Add mustard to crackle, then add cumin seed whole, kadi patta, ginger garlic paste and hing. 
  • Fry for 1-2 minutes, then pour over mashed potatoes.
  • Now add other spices, lemon juice and garnish. Mix well.
  • Make small balls or flatten patties from this mixture. Keep aside.
  • Now make a thick batter from batter ingredients. Add spices to the besan , add water in portion to make a thick batter.
  • Now heat oil in a karahi, dip potato balls or flatten patties in batter and deep fry till golden.
  • Delicate Batata vada are ready.
  • Serve with Mint chutney/ Coconut chutney/Tamarind chutney/Tomato ketchup.