Batata Vada - Street Food

The main mazza of a vada pav. Spiced mashed potatoes balls dipped in gram flour batter and deep-fried. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Batata Vada - Street Food
Main Ingredients Potatoes, Gram Flour
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 21-25 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Batata Vada - Street Food

  • 4-6 medium Potatoes
  • 4 Gram Flour
  • 8-10 cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 3 tablespo Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups Gram flour (besan)
  • a pinch Soda bicarbonate
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder


  1. Boil, cool, peel and roughly mash the potatoes. Grind green chillies and garlic together in a mixer and make a paste. In a bowl mix mashed potatoes, garlic-green chillies paste, coriander leaves, quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder and salt.
  2. Heat two tablespoons of oil in pan, add mustard seeds, when they crackle, add curry leaves, asafoetida. Remove from heat and add to the potato mixture. Add lemon juice and mix well. Make equal sized balls of the above mixture. Keep aside.
  3. Take besan in a bowl, add soda bi-carbonate, remaining turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, one tablespoon of hot oil and enough water and whisk to make a batter of coating consistency. Cover and rest the batter for fifteen minutes.
  4. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Dip the potato mixture ball in the batter and deep fry till golden. Drain and place them on an absorbent paper. Serve hot with coconut chutney or spicy garlic chutney.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1363
Carbohydrates 189.4
Protein 34.1
Fat 52.6
Other Fiber Potassium- 2175.5mg