Batata Vada

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Batata Vada, is a deep fried indulgence. Spiced mashed potatoes are dipped in chickpea batter, deep fried to a golden shade and served with mint-coriander chutney or garlic chutney.


  • 2 large potatoes, lightly mashed
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillis, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric pwd
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • fresh coriander leaves for garnish
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp oil

For batter:

  • 1 cup besan/chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsps rice flour
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
  • pinch of cooking soda
  • water as required


1 Heat oil in a vessel, add the mustard seed and allow them to splutter. Add the cumin seeds and let them brown lightly. Add green chillis, curry leaves and ginger-garlic paste and saute for a mt. Immediately add the onions and saute for 3 mts.
2 Add the salt, turmeric pwd and combine. Add the mashed potatoes and combine and cook for a mt. Add coriander leaves and lemon juice and turn off heat. Cool and make small balls and keep aside.
3 Place a heavy bottomed vessel on the stove, add enough oil for deep-frying and allow it to heat on low flame. While the oil is heating prepare the batter.
4 In a bowl, add the ingredients required for making the batter. Slowly add water and make a slightly thick, flowing batter. Dip the potato ball in the batter and coat it well and place in the hot oil. Cook on medium high flame till golden brown. Remove onto absorbent paper.
5 Serve hot with chutney or tomato sauce and a cup of masala chai



Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Jairo on Mar 16, 2013

    or dessert?

  2. posted by Nathan B on Mar 17, 2013

    Hi I was wondering what food is usually eaten in these places Bombay, Hong Kong, Yokohama, San Fransisco, New York, and London.
    Thanks :)
    Thanks 😀 but is there specific meals you could tell me?

  3. posted by vanvark83 on Mar 17, 2013

    Where do i get vada pav in bangalore

  4. posted by Terrence on Mar 17, 2013

    Once I had food in a gujarati restaurant in Ahmedabad-Govardhan Thal and I have never ever seen a wonderful place like that. Ever since, I have always wanted to look for one in Mumbai, where I am sure there will be plenty of Gujarati restaurants. Can some one suggest a good place somewhere reasonably close to Santacruz?

  5. posted by Xbox Gamer on Mar 18, 2013

    As I was peeling the skin from a Batata, it began oxidizing rather quickly. It was an unappealing greenish color before I could even blink. How can I avoid this and keep it’s white flesh white?

  6. posted by Jeracoo L on Mar 18, 2013

    its for a project due tomorrow please help.

  7. posted by Denali on Mar 20, 2013

    common food of kerala

  8. posted by Larry R on Mar 20, 2013


  9. posted by mal_functiongeo on Mar 21, 2013

    I never had them but I’m thinking of ordering them from a restaurant. I want to make sure that they taste good.

  10. posted by Johnky J on Mar 21, 2013

    I have a bag of Bob’s Red Mill chickpea flour. How can I use this in my kitchen? I bought it because I thought it sounded interesting. P.S. I do not use white flour or cornstarch.

  11. posted by Xbox Gamer on Mar 23, 2013

    What is your preferance?
    Which is more filling?
    Which is more healthier?
    How much Do you spend Approximately on VadaPav and Burger?

  12. posted by Scorch Delta-62 on Mar 23, 2013

    want to know the name of the movie,one of the dialogue was aaj sunday hai chalo shareefoon ki thrah oont pur bait ke chai peete hain.
    I think the movie also had walking roads.

  13. posted by xLittle21Yaox on Mar 23, 2013

    My indian neighbour used to eat them. I am pretty sure they are made of chickpeas but it’s been a couple of decades now and I don’t remember.

  14. posted by The Dark Knight on Mar 23, 2013

    i love street food of mumbai. can u give some cool recipes that i can try at home. any good websites? thankyou.
    Plz. tell me the recipe of the CHUTNEYS used in the vada pav’s.. :)

  15. posted by Jon P on Mar 23, 2013

    w can i make my home made chickpea flour ( raw )?
    How do i have to make chickpea flour mask to remove facial hair (by details )?
    How can i remove the mask from my babies skin?

  16. posted by Xavier Hawthorne on Mar 25, 2013

    I’m on a gluten free diet, and am also not tolerant of dairy or eggs. I’m looking for a nice, fluffy bread recipe! I a small quantity of each of the following flours to work with:

    Tapioca flour/starch
    Amaranth flour
    White rice flour
    Quinoa flour
    Chickpea flour
    Sorghum flour
    Arrowroot flour
    (and xanthan gum)

    Suggestions of what I can make?

  17. posted by Alina Elliott on Mar 25, 2013

    Aloo gobi
    Aloo pie
    Aloo tikki
    Baked potato
    Bangers and mash
    Batata harra
    Batata vada
    Bengal potatoes
    BrĂŠndende kĂŠrlighed
    Bryndzové haluƥky
    Bubble and squeak
    Canarian wrinkly potatoes
    Carne asada fries
    Cheese fries
    Chocolate-covered potato chips
    Cottage pie
    Crisp sandwich
    Duchess potatoes
    Dum Aloo
    Freedom fries
    French fries
    Fritter roll
    Funeral potatoes
    Gamja ongsimi
    Hachis Parmentier
    Hash browns
    Home fries
    Hot hamburger plate
    Hubble Bubble
    Janssons frestelse
    Kouign patatez
    Lyonnaise potatoes
    Mashed potato
    Papa a la Huancaina
    Papa rellena
    Patatas bravas
    Pùté aux pommes de terre
    Pattie (fried potato dish)
    PĂ©la (Meal)
    Pommes Anna
    Pommes dauphine
    Pommes soufflées
    Potato babka
    Potato bread
    Potato cake
    Potato chip
    Potato chips
    Potato doughnut
    Potato pancake
    Potato salad
    Potato scone
    Potato skins
    Potato waffle
    Potato wedges
    Potatoes O’Brien
    Poutine rùpée
    Rappie pie
    Rewena bread
    Salt potatoes
    Steak frites
    Stegt flĂŠsk
    Tater Tots
    Tortilla de patatas
    Waffle fries

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