Mumbai Batata Vada / Mumbai Aloo Vada

Batata Vada is one of the special and very famous snack in Mumbai. It can be eaten with Pav / Bread and known as Vada Pav. But it can also be eaten without pav and tastes great. It is accompanied by fried green chillis and red garlic chutney. Its a great afternoon snack. The recipe which I have presented is typical Mumbai style. Batata vada too has some variation in recipe. But today we will go with Mumbai style.

Ingredients :

This proportion will make 8 vadas.
  • 2 medium size potatoes boiled and mashed
  • Freshly chopped corriender leaves
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 florets of garlic sliced
  • 2 green chillis chopped
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp spilt urad dal
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • Pinch of hing
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup besan for coating

Method :

1. In a bowl mash the potatoes and keep aside.
2. In a small pan heat 1 tbsp oil. Add mustard seeds and let them crackle.
3. Add urad dal, hing, curry leaves, ginger paste, chopped garlic, green chillis. Saute them for 5 minutes. Now add turmeric powder and mix well.
4. Pour this tadka on mashed potatoes. Add salt and corriender leaves and mix well to make a nice mixture.

5. In a bowl add besan / gram flour. Add 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder, pinch of turmeric powder and salt to taste. Add water and mix well. This batter should be pouring consistency. Not too thin not too thick.
6. Make equal size balls of the aloo mixture. Dip the aloo balls in the besan / gram flour batter to coat well from all sides.
7. Deep fry till light golden brown.
8. Drain excess oil and serve with fried green chillis and garlic chutney.
9. Enjoy!


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