Batata Wada

Batata Wada is a nice mid-afternoon snack.  Batata  Wada means Potato Ball.  Mashed potato is delicately spiced,made into a round ball and dipped in a chickpea flour batter and deep fried.


  • 2               lb Potatoes
  • 1               lb sweet potatoes
  • 1/2            cup chopped cilantro
  • 2               tsp  salt
  • 1               tsp  citric acid
  • 3/4            tsp  crushed black pepper
  • 3/4            tsp  crushed cumin
  • 1/2            tsp  turmeric powder
  • 1               tsp  garam masala.
  • 2               jalapeño
  • 2               tbsp chopped mint
  • ½              tsp  turmeric powder
  • 4               tbsp oil
  • 1/2            tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2            tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 10             curry leaves
  • 1               cup mixed vegetables


  • 3                 cups chana flour
  • 2                 cups water
  • ½                tsp  salt
  • ½                tsp  red chilly powder
  • 6                 cups oil for frying


  1. Boil the potatoes & sweet potatoes, peel them and mash them.
  2. Add the chopped cilantro, salt,citric acid black pepper, cumin, Turmeric powder and garam masala.
  3. Blend the mint and  jalapeño and add this to the potato mix.
  4. Heat the oil in a small saucepan and make Vagar with curry leaves, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds. Add the vegetables and cook for about 5 min on med heat.
  5. Add this to the potato mix and mix everything together.
  6. Roll this into 1” balls.
  7. Make a batter with chana flour, water, salt, chilly powder. The batter should be running consistency.
  8. Dip the balls in the batter. ( The ball should be covered with the batter) and deep fry in medium to hot oil. The batter will be firm and you will have a golden brown crust. (about 5 minutes.)
  9. If your balls stick to the bottom of the Deep frying pan, your oil is not hot enough.

A wok is good for frying.

Serve this will Ambli.

You can adjust the salt and chilly powder according to your taste.

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