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Batata (Potato) Vada

Batata Vada
Batata Vada is a popular Indian fast food, especially in Mumbai.  These fried potato balls are also known as Aloo Bonda or Batate Ambade

Ingredients:
Potatoes - 4 big
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Garlic - 4 big cloves
Green Chillies - 8
Cumin/Jeera Seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander/Cilantro Leaves - few sprigs
Besan/Gram Flour/Chickpea Flour - 1/2 cup
Rice Flour or Corn Flour - 2 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Salt
Oil

Method:
1. Boil the potatoes until they are soft.  Finely chop green chillies, cilantro, ginger and garlic.
Batate Wade
2. In a mixing bowl, add peeled mashed potatoes, chopped cilantro, green chillies, ginger, garlic, garam masala, salt and 1/4 tsp turmeric.  Mix well and divide the potato mix into equal sized balls.
3. For the batter, mix gram flour, rice flour, 1/4 tsp turmeric, chilli powder and salt.  Add water in small amounts and mix to form a thick batter.
4. Heat enough oil for deep frying.  Dip one potato ball in the batter and deep fry till golden brown.  Check if the batter is thick enough to coat the potato balls.  Repeat the same for rest of the potato balls.
Batata Vada
Serve Potato Wadas with pav rolls and a chutney of your choice. 

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