Batata Vada | Aloo Bonda

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SouthIndian version of Batata Vada is Aloo Bonda OR Maharashtrian version of Aloo Bonda is Batata Vada. Everybody has their own version of Batata Vada/ Aloo Bonda. So does North India and South India. Both tastes awesome 🙂 Batata Vada  is a very popular Maharashtrian street side snack which is loved by all age group.Batata Vada is the key ingredient in Vada-Pav (All time favorite food of Maharashtra). I miss the times I have spent in Maharashtra, yes ofcourse because of the FOOD specially :D…almost 13-14years. I sooo miss that street side food stalls.

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It’s raining here and what could be better way to enjoy this weather other than a hot plate of Batata Vada with my cup of masala tea 🙂

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Learn Step By Step Recipe With Pictures For Batata Vada | Aloo Bonda

Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 Medium size boiled potatoes
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 Cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 Tsp grated ginger
  • 2-3 Chopped green chili
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 Tsp garam masala
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt as required
  • Coconut oil for deep frying

For Batter

  • 1 Cup gram flour
  • 1/4 Cup rice flour
  • 1/2 Tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 Tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt as required

Recipe:

Step 1- Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let it splutter then add grated ginger and chopped green chilies. Sauté just for 15secs and add chopped onions. Fry till they are translucent and soft

Step 2- Add coriander leaves, mix well and add garam masala, red chili powder and salt. Give them a mix. Meanwhile Cut the boiled potatoes into cubes

Step 3- Add the boiled potatoes and mash using your spatula/ potato masher. Mix them and add lemon juice. Again mix and turn off the flame

Once the mixture cools down make small balls

Step 4- In a bowl add gram flour, rice flour, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and 1/4 cup water or as required and make a thick flowing batter

Step 5- Heat oil in a pan and when the oil is hot dip each ball into batter and drop in the oil

Stir gently and fry until golden brown on medium flame

Remove on a kitchen towel and serve hot with tomato ketchup/ mint-coriander chutney/ coconut chutney and masala tea.

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