Friday, March 2, 2012

Batata vada

Batata(potato) vada is a famous indian snack loved by all.It is a street food  through out india. But the name and taste varies from region to region. For example in mangalore we call it batata ambado .Today i am here with north indian sthle batata vada which is normally served with katta meeta chutney.

Ingredients for the potato mixture :-
  1. Potato-4 medium sized( boiled and peeled)
  2. Ginger-1 inch piece(finely chopped)
  3. Garlic-8-10 cloves(finely chopped)
  4. Green chilly-6-7(finely chopped)
  5. Coriander leaves-1/2 cup(finely chopped)
  6. Salt to taste.

Ingredients for the batter:-
Besan(chick pea flour)-2 cups
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Baking soda-1/4tsp
Salt to taste

  • Mash the potatoes and then add all the ingredients from 2-6.
  • Now make 15-17 lemon sized balls and keep aside.
  • To prepare the batter mix all the ingredients and add some water to make stiff batter.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and start frying vadas.
  • Dip the potato balls in the besan batter and deep fry in oil.
  • If you want your vadas crisp like how you get in hotels or in streets or in dabas...try this simple method 1st fry the vadas for few seconds and once the outer batter is cooked take it out and fry the remaining vadas then re-fry the 1st vadas which we have already fried till golden brown and crisp.

    Besan batter

boiled and peeled potatoes

potato balls

serve hot with katta meeta chutney or any tomato sauce.

Tip: Add 1 tbsp of Rice flour to make it more crispy


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