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Friday, October 23, 2009


Batata vada is one of the most popular snacks. Ingredients:
Potatoes 2 big, Besan (gram flour) 3/4th cup, pinch of asafetida, ½ tsp turmeric powder, 2 green chilies, ½ tsp red chili powder, 4-5 Curry leaves, Oil to deep fry, ¼ tsp mustard seed, coriander leaves and Salt as per taste.
1. Cut the potatoes into half and cook with a pinch of turmeric. Peel them and slightly mash with hand.
2. Heat 1 tsp oil and add mustard seeds. When they start spluttering, add asafetida, green chilies and curry leaves, fry for sometime. Add the mashed potatoes, salt, finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Remove from flame.
3. In a bowl mix besan, chili powder, a little salt and a pinch of asafetida with sufficient water to make a thick paste.
4. Make small size potato balls.
5. Heat oil in a kadai. Take a ball of potato mixture; dip it in the besan paste so that there is a thick layer of besan paste on potato ball and deep fry in oil. Fry till it gets a slight brown color.
6. Serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup. :-)