Batata Wada


Potatoes 3/4 lb
onions medium 4 (chopped finely)
bengal gram flour 2 cups (besan)
green chillies 4
A small piece ginger
cloves garlic 4
grated coconut 2 tbsp
Sugar to taste
Juice of one lime
coriander leaves A few sprigs (chopped)
Oil for deep frying
mustard seeds 1 tsp
turmeric powder 1 tsp
red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds 1 tsp
A pinch of soda bi carb (baking soda)
Salt as per taste


  1. Boil potatoes, peel and slightly mash. 
  2. Blend together the green chillies, garlic and ginger to a fine paste. 
  3. Mix together the potato, onions, ginger and garlic chilli paste, coriander leaves, sugar, lime juice and salt to taste. 
  4. Heat a little oil and add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. 
  5. When the mustard crackles, remove from heat and add to the potato mixture and mix well. 
  6. Make a smooth batter with the bengal gram flour, salt to taste, cumin seeds,red chilli powder and turmeric powder. 
  7. Add a teaspoon of hot oil when making the batter. Let the batter remain thick. 
  8. Divide the potato mixture into equal sized portions, the size of a lemon. 
  9. Dip each ball in the batter and deep fry till golden brown in color.