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Fried Potato Balls [Batata Vadas]

Fried Potato Balls
Known as “Batata Vada”

Cooked Potato Veggie

Potato Balls

Batter Dip

Fried Potato Balls with Chutney


4 Large potatoes
1 Medium onion chopped
1 Medium garlic clove – minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger – finely cut.
4 Hot green Chilies – cut in small pieces.

1/8 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/8 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoon chopped cilantro (optional)
2 Tablespoon vegetable or Canola oil

Ingredients for Batter:
2 Cups Chick flour [Besan flour in Indian store]
1/8 teaspoon Turmeric
1-teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups water

First Step: Prepare Potato Veggie
Add water to the pot, make sure potatoes are fully submerged, and boil them for about 15/20 minutes or till they are coked but not too soft.
Peel off the skin and cut them into small bite size pieces.
Heat oil over medium heat for one minute.
Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. As soon as they start to sizzle add turmeric, garlic. Stir.
Add onion, ginger, and green hot chilies, Stir and cook for 1 minute.
Add cut potatoes. Stir well. Add salt. Stir and mix the ingredients well.
Add cilantro. Stir.
Turn the heat off.
Transfer cooked veggie to a container/bowl. Let it cool down for a 15 minutes.
Make about 2 ½ inch round balls out of cooked potato veggie. Set them aside for frying.

Second Step: Prepare batter
Add two cups chickpeas flour (Besan) In a small bowl, and then add salt and turmeric. Mix well.
Add water by batch and continue to mix with whisk until you get smooth consistency. Set it aside.

Third Step: Deep-fry
Heat oil over medium heat in a wok type of pan for about 10 minutes or till very hot.
You can use deep fryer instead.
Dip each potato ball in the batter and dump it slowly into hot oil. Fry 4 to 5 balls at a time.
Turn potato balls occasionally until all side are golden brown.Takes about 2 minutes.
Remove fried potato balls with a slotted spoon. Drain oil. Keep them on a paper towel.

Makes about 20 fried balls [Vadas].
Serve fried potato balls [Vadas] warm.

Goes well with: Hot Green Pepper Chutney, Ketchup


About prabhatjadhav

I am a food enthusiast and I love to cook. It is a relaxing experience for me. I have created my own Spice Mixtures [Curry Powder] and have tried in my recipes to add tasty effect. I like to make an Indian cooking a simple, easy to prepare, fun but healthy and flavorful experience. Don't just take my word for it. I invite you to try my recipes and give me you honest feedback. I am always looking to improve my techniques. More to come...


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