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Batata Vada

shakti's picture
This Batata vada recipe is your guide to to making the classic and most popular snack of Mumbai(India). Street side vendors sell them at all times of the days and is the basic ingredient for the vada pav. Now you can make it in your very kitchen wherever you are.
  Bolied peeled mashed potatoes. 2
  Onion 1 Medium
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon
  Ginger 1 Inch
  Besan 1 Cup (16 tbs) (chick pead flour)
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1 Tablespoon
  Coriander leaves chopped 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon

Add all the spices saving a little to the potatoes. Add chopped onions, garlic, ginger and lemon juice. Mix well. Add salt and coriander leaves. Mix and make small balls.
Make a batter with besan. Dip the balls and deep fry to a golden.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
This reminds me of the summer vacations I spent at Bombay as a kid. It is still in my heart and my family gets to eat a lot of it.
potato balls

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Snigdha's picture
I have heard so much about the famous 'Mumbai ka Batata Vada' but didn't know they were so simple to make! Happy Cooking
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
mam this is so good and i like delhi JNU campus is a famous hot spot for this!
farah's picture
Whenever i make batata wado the potato mixture starts coming out of when i am frying.  I never seem to get the besan crunchy its always soft.  Could you please tell me what i am doing wrong?