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Batata Vada

Under 30 minutes

This recipe was submitted by a Tasty Community Member, and hasn’t been tested by the Tasty recipe team.Submit your own recipe here!
Batata Vada


for 7 servings

  • 3 potatoes, [medium-sized], boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 2 cups flour (250 g)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 ginger, 1 in (2.54 cm)
  • 8 green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¾ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 4 curry leaves, finely chopped
  • coriander, cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida
  • baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon carom seeds
  • oil, deep fry
  • salt, to taste

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 249
  • Fat 4g
  • Carbs 46g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 5g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Stuffing:
  2. Take 4-5 medium-sized chilies, 5-6 large cloves of garlic, 1 inch of ginger and a handful of coriander in the grinder. Grind all ingredients roughly.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds to it. When cumin seeds and mustard seeds start crackling add asafoetida[hing], curry leaves and turmeric powder in it.
  4. Stir it well and add roughly grinded ginger-garlic-chili-coriander paste in it. Cook it for 1 minute on low flame with continuous stirring. Add this mixture to your mashed potatoes carefully. Also, add salt to taste fully incorporate to blend flavors. Set mixture aside.
  5. Coating:
  6. Take 2 cups of gram flour in a large bowl. Add carom seeds, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt to taste.
  7. Add water in small parts and mix well to make a smooth batter.
  8. Frying:
  9. Take a stuffing bowl and make golf ball-size balls of potato mixture from earlier.
  10. Take sufficient oil in a pan or kadhai for deep frying potato vadas. Let it heat on a high flame.
  11. Once the oil is hot, add 1 tablespoon of hot oil from a pan in the batter carefully. And mix well. Also, add 1 pinch of baking soda to the batter and mix properly.
  12. To check if the oil in a pan is ready for frying or not, add a small part of the batter in a pan using a spoon. If the batter comes up immediately in a pan, the oil is ready for frying.
  13. Add potato stuffing ball in batter, coat the batter properly with the help of a spoon or hand and add it to the frying pan. [While adding vadas in a frying pan, the flame should be low].
  14. Fry the vadas gently on medium flame. Do not overcrowd the pan. Add only 3 vadas at a time in a medium-sized pan or kadhai.
  15. Do not stir immediately after adding vadas to the pan, let it set for some time. And fry until they turn into golden colour.
  16. Fry all vedas as mentioned above.
  17. Fry green chilies in the same oil for serving with vadas. Add a pinch of salt on fried chilies to taste.
  18. Serve the potato vadas with fried chilies and peanut chutney with pav.
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