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How to cook batata vada (potato dumplings)

This is a vegan snack that is moderately easy to prepare. It's light and is an excellent way to use leftover mash potato. However a coarsely mash is better for this vada.Enjoy with coriander chutney

9
STEPS
INGREDIENTS
Gather your potatoes.Peel the skin and wash it.

Gather your potatoes.Peel the skin and wash it.

Quarter the potatoes and place in  a pot of water. Boil the potatoes.Drain and keep aside

Quarter the potatoes and place in a pot of water. Boil the potatoes.Drain and keep aside

I am using asafetida or hing which is a resin from a tree in  block form.You may use powder as well. I am powdering 1tspn and splitting  1/2 tspn for the batter an using 1/2 tspn for the filling.

I am using asafetida or hing which is a resin from a tree in block form.You may use powder as well. I am powdering 1tspn and splitting 1/2 tspn for the batter an using 1/2 tspn for the filling.

This is the powder form.It has aroma and flavor of onion and garlic.

This is the powder form.It has aroma and flavor of onion and garlic.

In a hot pot I heat some oil and add black mustard seeds.

In a hot pot I heat some oil and add black mustard seeds.

After it has crackled I add the curry leaves to the hot oil.

After it has crackled I add the curry leaves to the hot oil.

I remove 1/2 tspn of asafetida from the mortar and add garlic,ginger and green chilli and form a paste.

I remove 1/2 tspn of asafetida from the mortar and add garlic,ginger and green chilli and form a paste.

Add the paste to the hot pot and stir

Add the paste to the hot pot and stir

Add the boiled potatoes and lightly mash it. Season salt to taste and as an option a dash of amchoor or mango powder for sourness.

Add the boiled potatoes and lightly mash it. Season salt to taste and as an option a dash of amchoor or mango powder for sourness.

Mix well. Mixture should be soft yet firm to form into balls. Add chopped corriander leaves.

Mix well. Mixture should be soft yet firm to form into balls. Add chopped corriander leaves.

Meanwhile for the batter- add besan flour,corn flour, salt,asafetida,turmeric and chilli powder. Add water and mix into a smooth pouring consistency batter.

Meanwhile for the batter- add besan flour,corn flour, salt,asafetida,turmeric and chilli powder. Add water and mix into a smooth pouring consistency batter.

Form the filling to balls like so

Form the filling to balls like so

Heat vegetable oil in a wok

Heat vegetable oil in a wok

Enjoy with coriander & mint chutney or date and tamarind chutney.

  • 600.0g Potatoes
  • 3.0 Clove garlic
  • 3.0 Green chilli
  • 1.0in Grate ginger
  • 1.0 Sprig curry leaves
  • 1.0bnch Corriander leaves
  • 0.0tsp Black mustard seeds
  • 1.0Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1.0c Chickpea (Besan) flour
  • 1.0Tbsp Corn flour
  • 1.0tsp Asafetida
  • 1.0tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1.0tsp Chilli powder
  • 1.0tsp Bicarbonate soda
  • Salt to taste