Batata Vada Recipe | Crispy Potato Fritters

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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
 
Batata Vada (Crispy Potato Fritters) is a popular street food snack from (Maharastra) Mumbai, India. This is the savory appetizers - crispy fritters cooked with mashed potato balls encased in a gram flour batter (chickpea flour) and deep fried into oil.
Ingredients
For Stuffing:
  • 2 cups boiled, peeled, mashed potatoes
  • 1 tbsp green chili paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • ¼ tbsp turmeric powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder (adjust according to spiciness you like)
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp sugar (optional)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • oil for dip frying
For batter:
  • 1 cup gram flour (besan or chickpea flour)
  • ⅓ tbsp salt
  • ¼ tbsp baking soda
  • ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
For stuffing:
  1. In large bowl, take mashed potatoes and add all other ingredients (green chili paste, ginger paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, GARAM MASALA, sugar, lemon juice, salt, finely chopped parsley). Mix them well into potatoes.
  2. Now make small balls from it. Around 10-12 balls can be made from above measurement of mixture.
For batter:
  1. Take another bowl. First take baking soda and salt, now add lemon juice and immediately add half cup of water into it.
  2. Take gram flour into this mixture and add remaining half cup water to make thick batter to coat the potato balls. Take more water if required to adjust the consistency of batter. Keep in mind that consistency of batter must be like condensed milk.
  3. Keep stirring the batter so that lumps cannot be formed, put batter aside for at least 10 minutes.
For Cooking:
  1. In frying pan, heat the oil on medium flame. Dip the potato balls into the prepared batter and fry into oil, on very low flame. And fry until they turn into light brown color. It may take 2-3 minutes .
Notes
1) You can serve this hot potato vada with green chutney or tamarind-dates chutney or with curd.

2) It simply tastes so good with cup of tea.
Recipe by Veggie Food Recipes at https://veggiefoodrecipes.com/batata-vada-recipe-crispy-potato-fritters/