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Batata Vada – Spicy Potato Fritters

Batata Vada is a popular Indian vegetarian fast food in Maharashtra, India. It literally means potato fritters. The name “Batata” means potato in English.

Batata Vada - Spicy Potato Fritters
Potatoes ensure that these vadas are filling, while the ginger, chillies, coriander and lemon juice pep up the flavour, making your taste-buds crave for more, even when your tummy is brimful!
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Cuisine: Indian
Recipe type: Fritters
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Ingredients
For the vadas
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • 1 pinch mustard seeds
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 1 pinch asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon chilli paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt, to taste
For the batter
  • ½ cup chickpea flour
  • ¼ teaspoon chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 pinch asafoetida
Other ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil (for cooking vadas)
  • ½ cup water (more or less to obtain batter of pouring consistency)
Instructions
For the vadas
  1. In a non stick pan, add oil, and when hot add mustard seeds. As soon as the seeds start crackling add curry leaves and asafoetida. Sauté for a few seconds before adding ginger-green chilli paste and garlic paste.
  2. Saute for a few seconds and add potatoes, turmeric powder, coriander, lemon juice, and salt. Mix properly and cook for a minute or two. Turn off heat and keep aside to cool.
For the batter
  1. In a bowl, combine together all the batter ingredients and form a batter of pouring consistency. Keep aside.
To make
  1. Divide the vada mixture into six equal parts and shape them into round shaped flat vadas.
  2. Dip each vada in the gram flour batter and place them on a hot broad non-stick pan. Cover the pan and allow the vadas to cook on low flame for 3 - 4 minutes, using little amount of oil. Flip over the vadas and cook on the other side for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Turn off heat.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 Calories: 318 Fat: 5g Unsaturated fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 63g Sugar: 3g Sodium: 79mg Fiber: 6g Protein: 7g

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