• Batata Vada (Fried Potato Dumpling)
Batata Vada (Fried Potato Dumpling)
  • Batata Vada (Fried Potato Dumpling)

There are many places that are uniquely identified by some of their signature dishes. I have the privilege of calling one of such places as my home.

One might find it hard to identify as being a “Mumbaikar” unless they haven’t had a “Vada pav”. So I decided to make the batata vada tonight 🙂

The recipe:

  • Boil some potatoes
  • In a pan heat some oil
  • Add some cumin seeds
  • Add some chopped garlic and curry leaves
  • Add some turmeric powder
  • Add freshly chopped coriander
  • Add smashed boiled potatoes
  • Add salt to taste
  • Mix well and let it cool down
  • Make half a fist sized balls from this mix
  • In a bowl:
    • Mix some chickpea flour
    • Salt, turmeric powder, a bit of oil and some dried coriander leaves
    • Add cup of water
    • Mix well
  • In a deep pan … heat 2 inches of oil (Sunflower/Rapsoel)
  • Add the potato balls in the flour mix in the bowl
  • Gently place the dipped potato balls coated with the mix into the hot oil
  • Gently fry them till the balls are golden yellow
  • Remove them and place on some tissue paper to get rid of excess oil
  • Serve with tamarind sauce



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