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Vegan Indian Batata Wada

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Potatoes are one of the most common ingredients used in Indian dishes. Today I am going to share the recipe of batata wada [an Indian potato fritter] which is extremely delicious and simple to make. Basically, batata wada's are a crisp potato fritter with a crispy covering made out of chick pea flour. There is a soft, rich potato filling inside. 



  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chopped green chili
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Curry leaves
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves


  • 1 cup of chickpea flour
  • Turmeric powder
  • Water



STEP 1: Take the potatoes and boil them. Once the potatoes are boiled, then you can mash them in a large bowl.

STEP 2: Then add the turmeric powder and red chili powder to the mash.

STEP 3: Take a pan and heat some high heat oil. Now add cumin seeds and curry leaves. Add the chopped green chili to the pan and let the mixture cook for about two minutes.

STEP 4: Add this hot mixture to the potatoes and toss to combine well. Finally, add some salt to taste.

STEP 5: Once the filling is ready, we need to roll it into balls. Prepare 2” diameter sized balls out of the mixture and set them aside.


STEP 1: Now take a bowl and add the chick pea flour, turmeric, and water to prepare the dough. Make sure that batter is thick enough to hold the filling.


STEP 1: Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a pan. Take the potato balls dip them into the batter. Ensure the balls are coated evenly.

STEP 2: Place them into the pan and fry for approximately 5 minutes until they are a golden brown. Remove the balls gently from the pan and serve with mint chutney or your sauce of choice.

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  1. Support
    YUM! Thanks for the post!
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    1. neha basrani
      Thank you Support...
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  2. Carole
    Wow.. must try!
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    1. neha basrani
      Thank you Carole...
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  3. Renee
    Good one.. must try
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    1. neha basrani
      Thank you..:)
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  4. Christine Gianas Weinheimer
    Christine Gianas Weinheimer
    These look incredibly delicious! I also love that there is no wheat flour, which most fritter-like things seem to have in them.
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    1. neha basrani
      Yea.. there are so many healthy alternatives available that makes cooking a pleasure! I'm glad you liked this! Appreciate it :)
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  5. Andrea
    Do these hold together pretty well, like well enough to fry in a deep-fryer basket? Thanks!
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    1. neha basrani
      Yes they do hold together perfectly. The heat of the oil will ensure the Batata Vada forms a crisp outer layer. So go ahead and try it..:)
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  6. Heather
    I don't cook with oil-can you bake these?
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    1. neha basrani
      I've never really tried that, but you could try it with one or two vadas.
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