Bateta Vada

Mashed Potato Fritters

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


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Biting Biting: Snacking Gujarati-Style

By Urvashi Roe

Published 2022

  • About

Bateta Vada are a classic wedding banquet staple. At weddings they almost always have raisins in them, which I really don’t like, and so this is my simpler version. They are super easy to make and one of the few times I use garam masala.


For the mash

  • 500 g potatoes, peeled, boiled and cooled
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
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Mash the potatoes and then add the green chillies, ginger, garam masala, sesame seeds, lemon juice, sugar, salt and coriander and mix together well. Roll the mixture into around 15 balls. I make them just a little larger than a golf ball in size. If you have time, pop them in the fridge to firm up for about 30 minutes.

When you are ready to fry, mix together all the batter ingredients i