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Aloo Vada Recipe, Aloo Bonda Recipe

Aloo Vada are potato fritters where balls are made from spiced mashed potatoes stuffing, which are then coated with gram flour batter, later to be deep fried. Its a Popular Mumbai Street Food Recipe.

total time:
50minutes

Aloo Vada Recipe – This is a delicious recipe of Aloo Vada which is a hit at my home. Aloo Vada are also known as Aloo Bonda or Potato Vada. Aloo Vada is a popular indian street food too, basically in western parts of india and south india.

Aloo Vada, Potato Vada

Aloo Vada are potato fritters where balls are made from spiced mashed potatoes stuffing, which are then coated with gram flour batter, later to be deep fried. You can have them plain with any chutney or even tomato ketchup. Some bread slices or bread rolls (pav) can also be served along side.

Potato Vada recipe is easy. If you already have mashed potatoes or boiled potatoes, then it takes less time to make these vadas.

batata vada

In Dadar-Mumbai there is an eatery joint – Shree Krishna Batata Wada which is famous for their aloo vada. There are other places as well, but I know of this one.

This joint offers fresh, hot, tasty potato vada. They also offer other snacks like sabudana vada, samosa, kanda bhaji, chaats, fruit juices and cold drinks. I have visited this place so many times.

My recipe for the aloo vada is inspired from this place. 

mumbai batata vada

I have had potato vada in other joints also, but this place tops my list. Its been years now that I have not visited this place.

This aloo vada recipe tastes very much close to the batata vadas available at the Shree Krishna joint in Dadar-Mumbai.

Making aloo vada is easy. Just prepare the potato filling, make them into balls or patties, coat them in the gram flour batter and deep fry them.

batata vada preparation

Aloo Vadas are best enjoyed, when they are served hot.

You can serve aloo vada with some fried salted green chilies or a spicy sauce. The combo of potato vada with green chilies is a delicious spicy combination and you will like it if you like spicy food.

batata vada mumbai recipe

You can also serve batata vada with some mint chutney or even tomato sauce. These potato vada can be also stuffed between bread rolls, burger buns or bread and had with some lettuce, cucumber, onion or tomato slices or with some indian chutneys.

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Aloo Vada

Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:50 mins
Aloo Vada are potato fritters where balls are made from spiced mashed potatoes stuffing, which are then coated with gram flour batter, later to be deep fried. Its a Popular Mumbai Street Food Recipe.
Aloo Vada Recipe, Aloo Bonda Recipe
Course:snacks
Cuisine:indian
Servings:3

INGREDIENTS FOR Aloo Vada

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

For Potato Vada Filling

  • 4 medium sized Potatoes
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoons urad dal (husked spilt black gram)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, optional
  • 1 to 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • teaspoon asafoetida powder, about 2 pinches of asafoetida powder
  • a few chopped coriander leaves optional
  • oil for frying
  • salt as required

For Potato Vada Batter

  • 1.5 cups gram flour (besan)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi), optional
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour optional

HOW TO MAKE Aloo Vada

Preparing the filling for Aloo Vada

  • Firstly boil the potatoes till cooked thoroughly. Then mash them well. There should be no lumps.
  • In a pan, take some oil.
  • When the oil gets hot, add the mustard seeds and urad dal.
  • When the mustard seeds start crackling and the urad dal turns brown, then add the cumin seeds, the curry leaves, chopped ginger, chopped chilly, asafoetida.
  • Fry till the spices are well cooked. Don't burn.
  • Add the turmeric powder.
  • Now add this tempered hot spices with the oil to the the mashed potatoes.
  • Add salt. Mix the potatoes with the spice mixture with a spoon as the mixture will be hot.
  • Later you can mix with your hands.
  • Make equal sized medium balls of the potato mixture.
  • Flatten them a little as it helps to deep fry them easily. Keep aside

Making Aloo Vada

  • Now take the gram-flour, turmeric powder, add salt to it.
  • You can also add a pinch of red chilly powder to it.
  • I added rice flour to this batter as rice flour makes the coating crisp while frying. You can completely omit adding rice flour. With water make a slightly thick batter.
  • Dip each potato patty or ball in the besan batter.
  • Coat the ball evenly with the gram flour batter.
  • In a hot oil in a deep fry pan, add the potato balls coated with gram flour paste.
  • Fry the potato vada till golden brown.
  • Serve Potato Vada hot. Potato Vada are served with green chutney and tamarind-jaggery sweet chutney.

Serving Aloo Vada

  • You can also serve them with coconut chutney.
  • If you are short of time, you can serve them with tomato sauce too.
  • It is also served with fried green chillies tossed in salt and a maharashtrian dry chutney made up of garlic, red chillies and onions.
  • You can make a vada pav too of it. Just slice the pav or bun into to.
  • Apply the green chutney on one side.
  • Then apply the sweet chutney on the other side.
  • Sprinkle the maharashtrian dry chutney made up of garlic, red chilli and onions.
  • Keep the batata vada in between the two slices of pav and serve with fried green salted chillies. You can also use burger buns or bread slices.

RECIPE TIPS

  • the batter is slightly thick for making these vadas.
  • do not make a thin batter.
  • if the batter is too thick than you can add some water.
  • use good quality gram flour/besan to make the batter.
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