Achari Batata Vadas

Recipe Contributed by Made Easy Community Member : Rafia Rizwan

Meal type: dinner
  • 30-35 min
  • 00-15 min
  • 6
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  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • National Crushed pickle 3 to 4 tbsp
  • National Salt according to your taste
  • National Turmeric 1tsp
  • ¾ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ⅛ teaspoon Hing/ Asafetida
  • 10-12 leaves of Curry leaves
  • 3 large Boiled Potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Roasted cumin seeds
  • ¾ teaspoon National Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped cilantro leaves

Batter Preparation

  • 1½ cups Besan (Chickpea flour/ Gram flour)
  • ½ tsp Soda
  • Water as required for the batter
  • 1 teaspoon National Red Chili powder
  • National Salt to taste
  • Oil for Frying

Assembling Ingredients

  • 12 pieces of Homemade Pav
  • Green Chutney
  • Tamarind Chutney
  • Onion, sliced
  • fried green chilies


Prepare Batata Vada

  • Peel and mash the boiled potatoes. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed wide pan. Once hot, add mustard seeds and let them pop. Then add hing and curry leaves.
  • Sauté for a minute. Add mashed potatoes, National spices, National Crushed Pickle, and chopped cilantro leaves.
  • Mix well till everything is incorporated well. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then take the potato mixture off the flame.
  • Set it aside to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, divide the potato mixture into 12 equal portions and make smooth vada balls.

Fry Batata Vada

  • Heat oil in a Cauldron over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, take 1 ½ teaspoon of hot oil, National Salt, National Red Chili, baking soda, and water and add it to the gram flour. Beat it well.
  • Now, take one potato ball and dip it into the besan batter.
  • With the help of a spoon, lift the batter-coated ball and carefully add it to the hot oil.
  • Do not crowd the Cauldron; fry a few Vadas at a time. Keep moving them around the pan for even browning.
  • Once browned from all the sides, remove them using a slotted spatula—transfer batata Vada from the Cauldron to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Repeat the process until all the batata Vadas are fried.

Assemble Batata Vada

  • Assembling Vada pav is very easy once you have Vadas, pav, and chutneys ready. To assemble the Vada pav
  • Slice each pav halfway through the center (do not slice it thoroughly). It should still be secured and connected at one end.
  • Toast the pav with some butter on a skillet.
  • Apply green chutney on one side and tamarind chutney on the other side of the pav.
  • Place the fried vada in the center. Gently press the top part of the pav over the vada.
  • Serve immediately with more chutney and fried green chilies on the side.