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 thoroughly.
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 chutney of choice.

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

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

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

  4. Wada looks awesome, really inviting..

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

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

  7. looks yumm .gr8 eve snack....

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

  9. crunch and munch1

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


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