Batata Vada

By: Prasanna| Published: 7:26:00 PM

A new post...something spicy/savory this time rather than my regular sweet's Batata Vada!

Batata Vada and samosas have been a childhood favorite for almost everyone I think! But to make them perfect and just like the way we get in eateries/restaurants/street food joints is the key factor when we make them at home.
Of course these will be healthier than those which we get outside.
I had made these and posted a picture of my batata vada's on Instagram and Facebook,and I got so many requests to share my recipe!
Well,I never thought of sharing recipe of batata vada before as I thought that this recipe will not be enticing to anyone but then I realized that although you will find thousands of recipes to make these but people always want to make them perfect. So this is small effort to share my recipe of batata vada,hope you all will like it and try it.

Here I am not sharing my step-wise pictures,pardon me for that! I will share stepwise pictures of all recipes on my social media pages!
Do follow me there to get the idea of the procedure!

Till then try this recipe and  share your wonderful pictures on Savory Bites, facebook page...I would be delighted... enjoy!

Batata Vada Wada Vada Pav Street Food Indian Vegetarian Tea-time snack Potato Vada


Batata Vada
  • For Cover:
  • 1 Cup Besan / Gram Flour
  • as per need Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 3/4th Teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4th Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • For Stuffing:
  • 4 Potato,small,cut in halves
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Asafoetida/ Hing
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger,minced
  • 2 Green Chili,chopped finely
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • as per need Salt
  • 1/4th Teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 Sprigs Coriander/Cilantro ,chopped finely
  • 1 Small Onion,finely chopped
  • Oil to fry
First prepare the potato masala.
In a pan add water and potato halves.
Let them cook till completely cooked.
Drain the water and let the potatoes cool.
Once cooled,peel the skin.
In a pan,add oil.
When its hot,add hing,green chilies,mustard seeds,ginger minced.
When that splutters,add onion and all masala powder with salt and sugar.
Mix well.
Add the boiled and peeled halves.
Add the cilantro chopped.
With a vegetable masher,mash the potatoes so that entire mixture turns doughy.
Once it cools,make balls of that dough/mixture.
For the cover,in a mixing bowl,add all the ingredients mentioned under "For Cover".
Slowly add water,little by little to make thick yet flowing mixture of flour/batter.
Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
When its hot,drop one potato masala / dough ball in the batter.
Coat the potato masala ball with batter and drop it slowly with hand in the oil.
Fry it till golden and done!
Serve hot with chutney,sauce and tea!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8

Batata Vada Wada Vada Pav Street Food Indian Vegetarian Tea-time snack Potato Vada


  • Always drop the vada in oil for frying with hands. Try to avoid spoons to do this step. That's the trick to get perfect coated batata vada.
  • Be careful when you drop the vada with hand,do not burn yourself!
  • When the oil is hot,take each potato masala ball,drop in batter,coat it with batter and then drop in oil.
  • Do not fry many vadas at the same time. As they will stick to each other and loose shape.
  • Do not add more baking soda,or the batter will be inedible and will  taste weird.
  • Adjust the spices,as per your personal preference.

Batata Vada Wada Vada Pav Street Food Indian Vegetarian Tea-time snack Potato Vada


Hi, I'm Prasanna!

I will be the first one to admit that I am an accidental food blogger. I love trying out new recipes and giving them a twist of my own. Hope you enjoy trying out the recipes ... do leave me your valuable feedback 😊

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