Batata vada recipe

how to make batata vada at home

Batata vada recipe – a great gluten free recipe for fried potato balls in batter.

how to make batata vada recipe

Ingredients

For balls:

  • 3 medium potatoes (boiled, peeled, mashed)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 1 chopped green chili (add to taste)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

For batter:

  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder (gluten free)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • oil for deep frying

Method

Balls:

Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds, when they crackle, add the curry leaves, potatoes, ginger, green chilies, turmeric and salt. Fry, stirring, for about 3 minutes. Add the cilantro and mix well. Cool. Form small balls.

Batter:

Mix the dry ingredients, add water and mix well. The dough should be thick (as for fritters). Аdd the cilantro and stir.

Heat the oil for deep frying (about 5 cm oil) over medium heat. Dip each ball into batter with a fork and gently drop into the oil. Fry until golden brown. Drain the potato balls onto paper towels.

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