Batata Vada

Mumbai’s most famous street food, Batata Vada is here. Learn from Archana tai, how to prepare Batata vada, in an easy to make recipe.

Batata Vada


  • For the seasoning: Heat 1 tbsp oil, once the oil is heated, add 1 tbsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 3/4 tsp asafoetida, 7-8 curry leaves, 1 tbsp coarsely ground ginger-garlic-green chilli paste
  • Add salt according to taste and mix well
  • TIP: You can add coriander as per taste
  • In a bowl mash 4 boiled potatoes
  • Once the potatoes are mashed, add the seasoning to it
  • TIP: Salt was added when making the seasoning, hence add only a pinch when adding it to the potatoes mixture
  • Mix everything well together
  • TIP: To avoid potatoes from getting sticky after boiling, cook them under the steam released from the pressure cooker when making rice or dal in it.
  • Now heat oil enough for deep frying the vadas
  • For the batter: In a bowl add chickpea flour according to requirement, add a pinch of turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt according to requirement, and some water
  • Mix the ingredients together
  • TIP: Do not make the batter very thin or very thick
  • TIP: Add 3/4 tsp of hot oil to the batter to make perfect crispy vadas
  • Start making medium sized potato balls, dip it in the batter
  • On a high flame drop the dipped potato balls into the hot oil
  • Once the vadas turn golden brown remove them
  • Ready to serve

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