February 25, 2015

Batata vada recipe - aloo bonda recipe - how to make batata vada

Batata vada or aloo bonda recipe - Batata vada is one of the classic deep fried snack that we are never bored with. The hot batata vada is an absolutely delicious snack with some spicy chutney and you can't stop it with one or two. There are many ways to prepare the traditional Indian batata vada. However, the best and the proper method is the perfect combination of ginger, garlic, green chilli paste and finely chopped cilantro with mashed potato is the key secret to make an absolutely delicious vada.  I receive frequent demand for this vada and it doesn't need much of an effort. Friends, try out this delicious vada this weekend to treat your family and enjoy.

aloo bonda in a serving plate

Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Makes 10 vadas

4 potatoes
1 tsp salt
Fistful of chopped cilantro

Grind to paste
2 green chillies, chopped
1/6" ginger, peeled, minced
4 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
1 tbsp cold water

For the batter
2 heaped cups of gram flour / besan
2 generous pinch of salt
3/4 to 1 cup cold water

Batata vada recipe with step by step pictures.

Wash and peel the potatoes. Place them in a steamer and steam till the potatoes become very soft and set aside to cool.
steamed potatoes

Grate the steamed potatoes using a grater.
grated potatoes

Mash it with a chapati presser and set aside.
mashed potatoes

Grind together the green chillies, ginger and garlic with 1 tbsp water. Pour this paste on mashed potatoes and mix.
ginger garlic paste added

Add the chopped cilantro, 1 tsp salt and mix.
cilantro added

Take gram flour / besan in a bowl. Add salt, 3/4 cup of water and mix to make a thick batter.

besan batter

Take a large lemon sized potato mixture and dip it into the batter and evenly coat.
potato mixture dipped in batter

 Heat sufficient oil in a pan on medium heat and slide it in the hot oil and deep fry until golden.
deep fried batata vada

When it is done, drain on absorbent paper. Serve the batata vada hot with choice of your chutney.
batata vada ready to serve


  1. Love to have with a cup of hot tea

  2. love to have this with my evening tea

  3. yummy tempting aloo bonda.

  4. Tempting and delicious one.... :)


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