Bataka vada -- Amdavadi style

Anyone who has visited Ahmedbad will agree with me for bataka vada speciality. Just imagining that yellow crispy crust with potato masala in there, simply brings water in my mouth. Alongwith that some fried chillies, yellow chatni and some onion ...oh, I am feeling a strong urge to eat that right away. It is just simple potato ball , but the way it is prepared it is just awesome..
I tried to make same one at my place and I got the right taste of it...I cant stop eating it. Here is the recipe for it:

Potato masala

3 big boiled potatos
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp green chilli and corriander paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp sugar

1 cup besan (lentil flour)
1 tbsp sooji (rava or semilona )
1/2 ajwain
pinch of turmeric powder
pinch of red chilli powder

Potato Masala:

First of all, mash boiled potatos with smasher.
Heat oil in pan. To this add mustard seeds, allow it to splutter.
Then add turmeric powder, salt, grated ginger, green chilli-corriander paste.
Once all masala is mixed well, add mashed potato in there and mix well.
Add sugar and bit of salt and raisins.
Turn off the stove.
Make small potato bowls of it.

Mixing all ingredients as directed above in batter section, allow it to stand for 10 mins.

Heat oil in pan and let it come to boil.
Deep potato balls in batter and deep fry potato balls.
Turn them when turned golden brown.

You can serve this with fried chillies, yellow chutni, onion, curd and also use this for vada pav.

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Anonymous said...

Oh my God, I dont believe it!
You got right the taste of Amdavadi bataka vada..
i have to try this recipe now.