Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Indian Fast Food Snack Recipes : Delicious Aloo Bonda | Alu Bonda | Batata Vada

Batata Vada, a popular vegetarian fast food snack in Maharashtra, India. “Batata” means potato in English. This dish is mumbai’s very popular dish, in which besan is used to dip potatoes and then deep fry. It is one of the most popular snacks.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

  • 4 medium size Potatoes
  • A pinch turmeric
  • 4 green chillies
  • 2-3 strands coriander leaves
  • ¼ th table spoon mustard seeds
  • 1 strand curry leaves
  • A pinch asafoetida(hingu)
  • 1 cup besan (gram flour)
  • 1 table spoon chilli powder
  • Oil
  • Salt as per taste

  • Cut the potatoes into half and cook with a pinch of turmeric in a pressure cooker.
  • Peel all of them. Smash them nicely with hand and keep it aside.
  • Make a smooth paste of green chillies and coriander leaves using mixer.
  • Add this paste to the smashed potatos.
  • On a separate tawa, add 1 table spoon oil, mustard seeds, asafetida and curry leaves.
  • Now add this seasoning to the above mix of potatoes.
  • Make small balls of the potato mix as shown in picture.
  • For the batter, in a bowl mix besan, chilli powder, a little salt and a pinch of asafoetida with sufficient water to make a thick paste.
  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Take the balls of potato mixture one by one, dip them in the besan paste so that there is a thick layer of besan paste on potato balls and deep fry in oil.
  • Fry till they get a slight brown color.
  • Serve hot with tomato ketchup and amsani gojju (coriander leaves and tamarind chutney).
 PS:  If you prefer the crisp vadas, then add 2 table spoon rice flour along with the besan while preapreing the besan paste. Even 1 table spoon of heated oil to the basan paste makes the vadas crispy.


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