Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Bateta Wada-gujarati snack

Bateta wada-A gujarati savory snack made from spiced mashed potato, rolled into bitesize balls,dipped in a chickpea batter(besan) and deep fried till golden brown. Served with chutneys.


4 medium potatoes boiled and mashed
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground clove powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon powder
3-4 green chillies finely crushed
1 tablespoon fresh coriander finely chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2-3 spring onions finely chopped or can use red onion very finely diced.
Sunflower for deep frying.


6 oz gram flower
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon eno salts
Approx 1 cup water to make batter


1.Mix all the batter ingredients and add water.
2. Beat to make a thick batter(dropping consistency) and set aside.
3.Mash the boiled potatoes and add all spices, chillies,onions and coriander and mix throughly.
4. Divide mixture and make small balls and set aside.
5. Heat oil .
6. Dip potato balls in batter to coat and fry till golden brown in small batches.
7. Drain on kitchen paper
8. Serve with green chutney, amli chutney and tomato ketchup for kids.

NB: If making for kids omit the chillies.

For a party starter make the balls slightly bigger when cooked split into two .Place both halves on individual serving dish and garnish with chopped spring onion, chopped fresh tomato , coriander leaves and thin sev with amli chutney and green chutney.


  1. That looks very inviting & yummy..great snack!!

  2. first time here.u have a nice space.potato vada looks very nice and surely will taste good.
    Thanks for ur b day wishes.

  3. Looks so delicious and perfect tea time snack..

  4. One yummy snack that is.... & forever would be..... I remember it often during cold rainy & winter days.... I prepare it well too.... but the last time I prepared, I was not that serious about blogging.... so no pics.... hence no post.... I will when I prepare next.....


  5. Thats an absolutely perfect yummy snack for tea time! looks mouthwatering!

  6. i usually do this when i invite guests....my all time fav one...looks delicious

  7. Wada looks awesome, really inviting..

  8. Very delicious snack, would love to grab that plate.

  9. very tempting and filling..love the vada pav with these vadas

  10. looks yumm .gr8 eve snack....

  11. Perfect tea time snack..beautiful presentation too..

  12. it reminds me my mumbai days.. vada-poa at stations.. :)


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