Batata vada recipe | Aloo vada | How to make batata vada

Batata vada recipe is a popular Indian snack recipe which is made with spicy potato mixture, first coated in besan batter and then deep fried in hot oil. This famous maharashtrian street food is also known as aloo vada. To cook this aloo vada recipe at home follow the below step-by-step instructions on how to make batata vada. batata vada recipe , aloo vada , how to make batata vada

Though you can make a lot of variations in batata vada by including different spices and flour in the potato stuffing.

But I stick to traditional Maharashtrian batata vada which not only tastes delicious but is also easy to cook at home.

 

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What is batata vada

Batata vada is a popular Mumbai street food. In Marathi cuisine ” batata ” means potato and ” vada ” means fried snacks.
It is also known as aloo vada where a spicy potato ball coats with besan batter and then deep fry in hot oil to make aromatic crispy vada.

 

How to check oil temperature for deep fry

To check the hotness of the oil first add a small portion of the batter to it. If the batter comes up steadily but quickly, the oil is hot enough.

If the batter remains submerged inside the oil or comes up slowly, then the oil is not hot enough.

If the batter comes up rapidly and very fast, the oil is very hot.

 

Side dish for aloo vada recipe

Serve hot batata vada as an appetizer with your favourite chutney or sauce like Green Chutney, Coconut Chutney, sweet tamarind chutney or Tomato Ketchup.

You can also serve aloo vada inside burger buns or bread just like vada pav or a nice evening snack with a side of Masala Chai.

 

How to store aloo vada

You can safely store potato filling or balls in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

Whenever you want to eat aloo vada first keep the potato filling to room temperature then coat in gram flour batter and deep fry in oil till crisp.

 

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Tips to make batata vada recipe

 

  • Potatoes : For the best batata vada recipe you have to use low starchy Yukon gold or red skin potatoes. Make sure your boiled potatoes should be firm not very soft texture otherwise you can’t make a round vada shape.

 

  • Add on : While making vada you can add cornstarch or rice flour along with besan. It not only makes your crispy batata vada but also helps to make a perfectly round shape.

 

  • Consistency of batter : Batter consistency of aloo vada should be medium thick. If the batter is too thin then you will get no taste of the outer layer and feel like just eating potato. If the batter is too thick then the outer layer can become hard, and chewy.

 

  • Cooking temperature : The best temperature for cooking batata vada is a medium flame. Because if the oil is too hot, then the outside of the vada will get fried but the inside will be undercooked. Similarly, if the oil is not hot enough, then the vada will absorb a lot of oil while frying.

 

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How to make batata vada

Here, the complete recipe of batata vada preparation is classified into three simple categories first one is prepare filling for aloo vada,

second one is making batter for batata vada and last one is cooking batata vada recipe.

so, let’s make it now.

 

Prepare filling for aloo vada

 

1. At first wash 4 medium size potatoes thoroughly in running water. Then boil them in a pressure cooker with 1 litre of water for 4 to 5 whistles. After that peel and mash the boiled potatoes with a potato masher or fork.
 
add mashed boil potatoes in a bowl
 
 
2.  In the meantime heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan.
 
pour oil in a frying pan
 
 
3. Next add 1 small bay leaf, 2 teaspoon mustard seed.
 
add bay leaf , mustard seed in a pan
 
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4. Stir them in low flame until the mustard seed starts to crackle.
 
saute till mustard seed starts to crackle
 
 
5. Sprinkle pinch of hing in the pan.
 
sprinkle pinch of hing
 
 
6. Now add 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste and quickly stir in medium flame until the raw smell of ginger garlic completely goes away.
 
add ginger garlic paste
 
 
7. Finally add 3 chopped green chili and quickly mix them with the rest of the spices.
 
add chopped green chili and cook for sometime
 
 
8. Now in a bowl add 3 tablespoons of chopped coriander leaves, salt, 2 teaspoons red chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder and recently prepared tadka on crumbled potatoes.
 
in a mixing bowl mix red chili powder , turmeric powder , coriander leaves and tempering
 
 
9. Mix everything properly to make dough for potato vada.
 
potato vada dough
 
 
10. Next take a small amount of dough and make the circular ball of potato mixture.
 
place circular potato ball on a plate
 
 

Making batter for batata vada

 

1. At first, for making batter for batata vada pour 150 grams of besan into a mixing bowl.

add gram flour or besan in a mixing bowl

 

2. Next sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt , 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder and pinch of hing.

add turmeric powder , red chili powder , salt , pinch of hing

 

3. After that mix everything with a spoon.

mix everything with a spoon

 

4. Now pour water as per need.

pour water

 

5. Whisk properly to make a smooth medium thick batter.If the batter becomes too thin then your batata vada may break while frying. To fix this you can add some more besan.

smooth medium thick batter

 

 

Frying batata vada

 

1. Now pour 500 ml oil into a deep bottom pan or Kadai.When oil becomes medium hot, place a small batter if it rises easily without sinking and browning then it is the right temperature to fry batata vada.

heat oil in a kadai

 

2. Now place the batata vada in a gram flour batter and gently coat them well.

coat batata vada in besan batter

 

3. Next place vada one by one in the hot oil and fry them in medium flame.

immediately place on hot oil to fry

 

4. After 3 to 4 min when one side becomes firm and light brown turn them to another side.

fry both sides of aloo vada till firm and crispy

 

5. When batata vada becomes crispy and golden brown from both sides immediately take them out from the pan and drain them on kitchen tissue.

take out crispy batata vada from hot oil and serve immediately

 

Batata vada recipe card

Here is a quick overview of all the batata vada recipe ingredients including quick step by step preparation of batata vada recipe shown in the recipe card.

Take note of all ingredient lists.

 
Yield: 4

Batata vada recipe ( Aloo vada )

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Batata vada recipe is a popular maharashtrian street food which is made with spicy potato mixture, first coated in besan batter and then deep fried in hot oil. To make these crispy aloo vada recipe must follow the below step-by-step instructions.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients for potato filling

  • 4 medium size potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • Pinch of hing
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 3 chopped green chili
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

Ingredients for batter

  • 150 grams of besan
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • pinch of hing
  • Dash of water

Other ingredients for batata vada

  • 500 ml oil for deep fry
  • kitchen tissue

Instructions

Prepare filling for batata vada

  1. At first for preparing filling for batata vada wash potatoes thoroughly in running water. Then boil , peel and mash the boiled potatoes with a potato masher or fork.
  2. Now heat oil in a pan.
  3. Next add bay leaf, mustard seed, pinch of hing stir them in low flame until the mustard seed starts to crackle.
  4. Now add green chili, ginger garlic paste and quickly stir in medium flame until the raw smell of ginger garlic completely goes away.
  5. Next in a bowl add chopped coriander leaves, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder and recently prepared tadka on crumbled potatoes.
  6. Mix everything properly, and make circular ball of potato mixture.

 Batter for aloo vada

  1. Now, for making batter for batata vada pour 150 grams of besan into a mixing bowl.
  2. Next sprinkle turmeric powder, salt , red chili powder, pinch of hing and mix everything with a spoo.
  3. Now pour water as per need. Whisk properly to make a smooth medium thick batter.

How to make batata vada

  1. Now to fry batata vada pour oil into a deep bottom pan or Kadai.
  2. When oil becomes medium hot, place a small batter if it rises easily without sinking and browning then it is the right temperature to fry batata vada.
  3. Now place the batata vada in a gram flour batter and gently coat them well.
  4. Next place vada one by one in the hot oil and fry them in medium flame until batata vada becomes crispy and golden brown from both sides.
  5. Finally, take them out from the pan and drain them on kitchen tissue and serve it hot with your favorite chutney.

Notes

Batata Vada Recipe Note

  1. If the batter becomes too thin then your batata vada may break while frying. To fix this you can add some more besan in potato filling.

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 150Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 2mgSodium 350mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 5g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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