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Iftar Recipes


Batata Vada

This finger lickin’ good potato dish is full of flavors, easy to make, and always a crowd favorite!


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Batata Vada is a flavorful vegetarian fast food from the region of Maharashtra. The dish consists of spicy mashed potato balls coated with flour, deep-fried and served hot with a dipping sauce or traditional chutney.

Let’s learn how to make the best Batata Vada for a fulfilling Iftar!

Total Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Serves: 8


Potatoes – 500g

- For Seasoning

Red chili flakes – 1 tsp.

Crushed green chili – 1.5 tsp.

Crushed ginger – 0.5 tsp.

Crushed garlic – 0.5 tsp.

Coriander leaves – 0.5 tsp.

- For Batter

Flour – 200g 

Red chili powder – 1 tsp. 

Turmeric powder – 0.5 tsp.

Cumin (crushed) – 0.8 tsp.

Baking soda – 0.2 tsp.

Salt – as needed
Water – as needed (to make a mildly thick batter)

- For Tempering

Oil – for deep frying

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp.

Curry leaves – 5g


1- Boil potatoes in a wok. Peel them afterward and mash evenly.

2- Add the ingredients mentioned in the ‘Seasoning’ section to the bowl with the mashed potatoes and mix gently.

3- Divide the spicy mashed potatoes into small, equal-sized round chunks.

4- Now, make a mildly thick batter using the ingredients mentioned in the ‘Batter’ section.

5- Heat oil in a pan, then add mustard seeds and curry leaves until they cackle.

6- Dip the potato balls into the batter and deep-fry them in the tempered oil until they’re golden brown from the outside.

7- Serve hot with a chutney of your choice!

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