Batata Vada (Potato Dumplings)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Girl from India

This is the poor man's food on the Streets of Mumbai. Costs Rs. 4/- for 2 vadas in 2 loaves of Pav (bread) Garlic and red chilli chutney and fried green chillies :oops: are also used in this tongue teasing sandwich. But you can also have these vadas plain with a chutney or even with sauce. Posting this recipe for a friend.

Top Review by Charishma_Ramchanda

These are addictive! I made these for a snack this evening and they turned out great! The only thing I did a little different was to make a thick batter with the gramflour and other ingredients that go into the making of the batter. For 3 medium potatoes, I used 1 cup of water to make the gramflour batter{thought it might be useful to post that for those who try this recipe in future}. This will be a regular in our house in the rainy season. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the potatoes until tender, peel and mash (do not need to mash it completely).
  2. Heat 1 tsp (or more) oil and add mustard seeds, after they crackle add the curry leaves.
  3. Add the green chillies, garlic and ginger and the spice powders.
  4. Do not let the powders burn.
  5. Add this to the mashed potatoes.
  6. Squeeze lime and add the cilantro leaves.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Make a thinnish batter out of the chick pea flour and all the other ingredients.
  9. Divide the potato mixture into equal sized portions, approximately the size of a small orange.
  10. Dip each ball in the batter and deep fry until golden brown in colour.
  11. Serve hot with a chutney.

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