Saturday, October 4, 2008

Batata Vada(Fried Potato balls dipped in gram flour batter) with Tamarind Chutney

For Batata Vada
3 potatoes (boiled & peeled)
1" piece ginger
2-3 cloves of garlic
3-4 green chillies
a bunch of chopped coriander leaves
a handful of curry leaves
2 tsp oil
salt to taste
oil for deep frying

For the batter
1 cup besan (gram flour)
1/2 tsp chaat masala
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
salt to taste

Mash/crumble the boiled & peeled potatoes & set aside.
Finely mince ginger, garlic & green chillies together.
In a pan, heat 1 tsp oil. Add the minced mixture & saute for a few mins. Add the potatoes, curry leaves,coriander leaves & salt to taste. Mix well.
Turn off heat & allow to cool.
Make lemon sized balls & set aside.
Make a thick batter using the besan,water & add salt,chilli powder & chaat masala. Mix well.
Coat the potato balls with the batter & deep fry in oil.
Remove & drain excess oil on a paper towel.
Serve hot with ketchup / tamamrind chutney(recipe below)
Tamarind Chutney
Add 3-4 tbsp of tamarind paste to 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil. Add a handful of jaggery & stir well till it dissolves. Add a pinch of red chilli powder,garam masala powder & jeera powder. Cook for a few mins till you get the required consistency.
Allow to cool & serve with any appetizer of your choice.
You can also make a little extra & store it in your refrigerator.

This recipe is a part of Srivalli's Kids Delight - Street Food Event

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