Batata Vada| Batter fried potato dumplings.

Hi readers , again I am back with few interesting recipes that I tried.. Perfect tea time snack I ever had. yummy,spicy batter fried potatoes.. named as batata vada,famous Mumbai street food.I am sharing that wonderful recipe

  • Potatoes-500 gm.
  • Oil for deep frying
For the Tempering:
  • Mustard Seeds-1/4 teaspoon 
  • Curry Leaves-few.
  • Turmeric Powder-1/4 teaspoon.
  • Green Chilli, finely chopped-2-3
  • Ginger-1 inch piecefinely chopped
  • Garlic-5 large cloves finely chopped
  • Cilantro-few finely chopped
  • Salt, as per taste
  • Oil-2 teaspoon.
For the Batter:
  • Gram flour-1 1/2 cup
  • Water-as required for batter.
  • Red Chilli Powder=1/2 teaspoon.
  • Asafoetida-a pinch
  • Salt to taste.
  • A pinch of Baking Soda.


  1. Boil the potatoes until soft, peel and mash it.
  2. Next prepare the tempering: 
  3. Heat oil and add mustard seeds.Allow them to crackle.
  4. Add the curry leaves, followed by ginger, garlic, green chilli, turmeric and salt. 
  5. Add asafoetida. Mix well and cook for a few minutes till the ginger and garlic are just fried.
  6. Add the mashed potatoes to the tempering,and add chopped cilantro,saute nicely.
  7. Add little salt and mix it well.
  8. Divide the potato mixture into equal sized portions, approximately the size of a lemon and form them into balls.
  9. Make a thick batter with the gram flour and the other ingredients mentioned for the batter. Be sure to add the water little at a time and check the consistency, so the batter does not become too thin.
  10. In a deep pan or fryer, heat the oil for deep frying.
  11. When the oil is hot, dip each ball in the batter and deep fry until golden brown in color.
  12. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or any chutney.