Vegan Batata Vada Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Batata Vada Recipe

Vegan Batata Vada Recipe


Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6


  • Mixing bowl
  • Skillet or frying pan
  • Spoon
  • Potato masher or fork
  • Measuring spoons
  • Slotted spoon
  • Absorbent paper towels


For the potato filling:

  • 4 medium-sized potatoes boiled, peeled, and mashed
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1- inch piece of ginger grated
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tsp of mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp of red chili powder optional
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin powder
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

For the batter:

  • 1 cup of chickpea flour besan
  • 1/4 cup of rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp of red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, chopped onions, green chilies, grated ginger, cilantro leaves, mustard seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder (if using), cumin powder, lemon juice, and salt. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Divide the potato mixture into small portions and shape each portion into a round ball or patty.
  • Heat oil in a skillet or frying pan over medium heat.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, prepare the batter by combining chickpea flour, rice flour, turmeric powder, red chili powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add water and whisk until you have a smooth and thick batter.
  • Dip each potato ball or patty into the batter, coating it well on all sides.
  • Gently drop the batter-coated potato balls or patties into the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry them in batches.
  • Fry the Batata Vada on medium heat until they turn golden brown and crispy on all sides. This should take about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried Batata Vada from the oil and place them on absorbent paper towels to remove any excess oil.
  • Serve the vegan Batata Vada hot with chutney or sauce of your choice.


Calories: 180 | Total Fat: 2g | Total Carbohydrates: 38g | Dietary Fiber: 5g | Protein: 6g

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