Batata Vada ( Gujarati Recipe)


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Batata vada is another gujarati dish that has broken all geographical and cultural barriers to become world-famous! nothing but crisp potato fritters encased in a gram flour batter, these are enjoyed occasionally by all… while some even go a step ahead and make it a part of their weekly or even daily routine! for such people who want to keep relishing batata vadas frequently, try cooking it on a tava instead of deep-frying without compromising on the taste.

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Soaking Time:  4 hours
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Makes 12 to 15 vadas
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Ingredients

2 cups boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
1 tbsp oil
2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp sugar
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

To Be Mixed Together Into A Thin Batter
1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp oil
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
a pinch soda bi-carb
salt to taste

Method
  1. Heat the oil in a broad pan, add the ginger-green chilli paste, turmeric powder, coriander, lemon juice, potatoes, suagar and salt, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Remove from the flame, cool and divide the mixture into 12 to 15 equal portions.
  3. Roll out each portion into a round and keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a kadhai. Dip the potato rounds in the prepared batter and deep fry a few at a time on a medium flame, till they turn golden brown in colour on all the sides.
  5. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot with chutney of your choice.
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