Batata Vada


Delicious deep-fried potato fritters enjoyed as street food across the subcontinent. This dish gained popularity in the Maharashtra province in India, and gets its name from the Portuguese word for potato. This is a perfect quick and easy recipe to whip up for Iftari or as an appetizer to go along with your star dinner dish.

  • Medium
  • 4 person(s)
  • 20 Min


    • Potatoes6
    • Coriander½ Bunch
    • Garlic cloves, chopped4
    • Coconut, desiccated4 tablespoon
    • Red chilli powder½ teaspoon
    • Lemon juice1 tablespoon
    • SaltTo taste
    • Green Chillies, chopped4
    • OilFor frying
    • Gram flour2 cups
    • Soda¼ teaspoon
    • Red chilli powder½ teaspoon
    • SaltTo taste
    • WaterAs required


  • Cut the potatoes in small cubes.
  • Put the potatoes in boiling water and leave for 05 to 10 minutes.
  • Then take the boil potatoes and peel them off. Then mash them into a smooth paste.
  • Then add lemon juice, green chillies, salt and coriander and mix them all up.
  • Now add red chilli powder and give it a mix.
  • Now add desiccated coconut and mix it up.
  • Scoop out some of the mixture and shape into small balls.
  • In a bowl mix gram flour with red chilli powder, salt, soda and mix with water into a thick paste.
  • Now dip potato balls in batter and deep fry. Once fried take them out and serve them with ketchup.
  • Enjoy! Please give us your feedback in the comments below.
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