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Recipe Name: Batata Vada  
Category: Indian Regional Sub Category: Marathi


Prep Time Cook Time Serves
20 mins 40 mins 8



Besan   2 Cups
Potatoes   3/4 lb
Grated coconut   2 tbsp
Onions   4, chopped finely
Green chillies   4
Garlic   4 Cloves
Sugar to taste  
Juice of one lime  
A few sprigs coriander leaves, chopped  
Mustard seeds   1 tsp
A small piece ginger  
Turmeric powder   1 tsp
Red chilli powder   1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds   1 tsp
A pinch of baking soda  
Oil for deep frying  
Water as required  
Salt to taste  


  • Cook potatoes into the Pressure cooker until soft.
  • Peel and mash them, keep aside.
  • Grind green chillies, garlic and ginger together to make a fine paste.
  • Combine this paste, potato, onions, coriander leaves, sugar, lime juice and salt, mix well.
  • Take a pan and heat a little oil and fry mustard seeds and curry leaves until the mustard crackles.
  • Remove it from the heat and add it to the potato mixture.
  • Take another bowl and combine besan, salt, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, baking soda, coconut, turmeric powder and little water in it, to make a thick batter.
  • Add a tsp of hot oil to the batter.
  • Make small balls from the potato mixture.
  • Dip each ball in the batter and deep fry until golden brown.
  • Serve hot batata vada with chutney or tomato sauce.
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size   1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 26
% Daily Value'
Total Fat  18.1 40.5
Saturated Fat  138.2 1.5
Trans Fat  0  
Cholesterol  0 0
Sodium  30 1
Total Carbohydrate  40 14
Dietary Fiber   6.4 26
Sugars   5.4  
Protein   11.3
Vitamin A   0   * Vitamin C   0
Calcium   20 * Iron   2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your daily needs