Thursday, March 17, 2011

Malvan Cha Batata Vada

A lot of people asked me for this recipe after I posted a picture online. I've taken forever to respond. Apologies!
The Batata Vada made in Malvan is slightly different from how it is made in the rest of the state. This is how my Mom makes it at home and I think her's is the best batata vada I've ever tasted.


Boiled and mashed potatoes - 4 large
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Green chillies - 2
Chopped onion - 1
Coriander leaves - a small bunch
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Besan - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - for deep frying


Fry the onions in a little oil until they're brown. Now mix the fried onions, the ginger garlic paste, the coriander leaves, green chillies and the garam masala and grind to a paste. Mix this paste with the mashed potatoes and add salt to taste. Your filling is ready.
Heat the oil in a kadhai. Take a spoonful of the heated oil and mix it with the besan, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and water to make the batter for the vadas.
Roll the filling into equal sized balls. Dip each of the balls in the batter and then deep fry until golden brown.

Serve hot with bread, chutney and onions.


  1. I hadnt heard of this ever, will definitely try it :)

  2. I have tried this at my home is was very tasty. My husband and my kids liked this Batata Vada. Thank you so much

  3. :) glad you enjoyed it. Always nice to get feedback :)