How to make the perfect monsoon snack.
Recipe, Photograph and Video: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
Batata Vada is a popular snack in Maharashtra.
Mashed potato dumplings dunked in gram flour are deep fried in oil and served hot with pav and sweet and spicy chutney.
It's easy to make and is filling too!
Watch the video to see how you can make Batata Vada at home:
- 4 boiled and mashed potatoes
- 2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp carom seeds
- 3 green chillies
- 5-6 garlic cloves
- 1 inch ginger
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 200 gm gram flour
- Pinch of asafoetida
- 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
- 8-10 curry leaves
- Crush green chillies, garlic and garlic together.
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Add 2 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1/2 tsp carom seeds.
- Add curry leaves and pinch of asafoetida.
- Add crushed green chillies, garlic and ginger.
- Add mashed potatoes, salt, turmeric powder and mix well.
- Add coriander leaves. Mix well and switch off the flame.
- Allow it to cool down.
For the batter
- In a bowl, add gram flour, salt, turmeric powder, asafoetida. Mix well.
- Add water to make a semi thick consistent batter. There should be no lumps.
To make the vadas
- Once the mixture has cooled down, make small balls.
- Heat oil in a deep vessel.
- Coat the potato balls in the batter.
- Deep fry until golden brown.
- Serve hot with sweet or spicy chutney.
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