Batata Vada

Batata Vada

This is the same batata vada that we use in the vada pav.

This is very popular in Maharashtra.


  1. 4 medium-sized Potatoes

  2. 1 tsp cumin seeds (optional)

  3. 1 chopped green chilly

  4.  1 tsp finely chopped ginger

  5. 1 tsp turmeric powder(optional)

  6. ¼ tsp asafoetida( Hing)

  7. Few chopped coriander leaves (optional)

  8. Oil for frying

  9. Salt

  10. 1 chopped onion

For the batter

  1. gram flour

  2. turmeric powder (optional)

  3. water


  1. Firstly boil the potatoes till cooked thoroughly. Then mash them well. There should be no lumps.

  2. Add all spices to the mashed potatoes.

  3. Add salt.

  4. Mix the potatoes with the spice mixture

with your hands.

  1. Make equal sized medium balls of the potato mixture.

  2. Flatten them a little as it helps to deep fry them easily.Keep aside.


  1. Now take the gram-flour, turmeric powder, add salt to it.

  2. You can also add a pinch of red chilly powder to it.

  3. Dip each potato  ball in the besan batter.

Coat the ball evenly with the gram flour batter.

  1. In a hot oil in a deep fry pan, add the potato balls coated with gram flour paste.

Fry them till golden brown.

  1. Serve hot.

  2. Batata Vadas are served with green chutney or sauce.





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