How to make Batata Vada -

One of the most popular Mumbai street foods – served with pav it makes a delicious Indian burger.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Gram flour (besan) (बेसन)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Batata Vada

Batata Vada Recipe Card


Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Batata Vada Recipe

  • Potatoes boiled and mashed 4 medium

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 cups

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 cup

  • Garlic cloves 4-6

  • Green chillies 3

  • Ginger ½ inch piece

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida ½ teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 4-6

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder ½ teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder ½ teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Baking Soda a pinch


Step 1

For the masala, put coriander leaves, garlic, green chillies, ginger and little water in a mixer jar and grind to a fine paste.

Step 2

Heat a tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add asafoetida, curry leaves and masala paste and mix. Add turmeric powder and cook for two minutes.

Step 3

Add potatoes and salt and mix everything well. Sprinkle some water, add coriander leaves and mix well. Cover and cook for two to three minutes.

Step 4

Transfer the potato mixture onto a plate and set aside to cool for ten to fifteen minutes.

Step 5

For the batter, put gram flour, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, asafoetida in a bowl, add sufficient water and whisk well to make a semi thick batter without any lumps.

Step 6

Add baking soda, mix well and set aside for ten minutes.

Step 7

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 8

Divide the potato mixture into equal portions and roll into balls and press lightly.

Step 9

Dip each ball in the batter, drain off excess batter and slide into the hot oil. Deep-fry the vadas for four to five minutes on medium heat or till golden and crisp on the outside.

Step 10

Drain on absorbent paper. Arrange them on a serving platter and serve hot.

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