Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Batata Vada (Potato fritter)


Potato - 3 nos boiled
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Cheakpea flour (Besan) - 1 cup
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tblsp finely chopped
Fennel  seeds (Saunf) - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2-3 nos
Carom seeds (Ajwain) - 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Turemeric -  1 tsp
Curry leaves - 4-5
Oil for deep frying
Salt as per taste
2 fried green chillies and garlic chutney for garnishing


1. Mash the boiled potatoes with hand. Grind fennel seeds and 2 green chillies in a mixer.
2. Heat 2 tblsps of oil in a pan. Add curry leaves to it. Saute it for a minute.
3. After a minute add chopped onion to it. Fry the onion for 2-3 minutes.
4. Then add turmeric, ginger garlic paste and green chilly-fennel seeds mixture to it. Saute it well for 2 minutes.
5. After that add mashed potato and salt as per taste to it. Mix well and cover it for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes add some chopped coriander and switch off the gas.
6. In another bowl take 1 cup of cheakpea flour. Add red chilly powder, turmeric, carom seeds and salt as per taste. With the use of some water make a thick batter of it.
7. For making the vadas cryspy, add 1/2 tblsp of hot oil or 1/4 tsp of soda in it. Meanwhile heat some oil for frying in another pan.
8. Make small balls of potato mixture and give it a shape of vada. Dip each vada in the batter and put it in the hot oil for deep frying.
9. Once it is golden brown in color remove it from the oil, put it on paper towel to drain excess oil.
10. Serve batata vada hot with fried gren chillies and garlic chutney. Best served with Pav. You can find the recipe of Pav in my blog.

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