Batata Vada is Indian style potato fritters with a spicy filling of garlic and peanuts. This is a Gujrati delicacy is perfect as an evening snack with chai or tea. Plus it is a great crowd-pleaser. Once prepped, fry it in a huge batch and serve immediately.
Dry roast the red chillies and peanuts for a couple of minutes. Now grind the dried red chillies first into a fine dust. Now, add the roasted peanuts, garlic and 2 tsp of oil and grind it into a coarse paste. Keep this batata vada masala aside.
Pressure cook the baby potatoes. Once they have cooled down completely, peel them and cut them in halves.
Smear some of the masala paste on one half and then place the other half back on it. Press it gently to make both halves stick. Repeat with the rest of the potatoes.
Now prepare the batata vada or potato fritter batter by whisking the besan or gram flour with salt and water. Add the water gradually as we do not want a runny batter. It should be like a pancake batter in terms of consistency.
Heat some oil in a pan. Now using a fork, dip the prepared stuffed potatoes in the batter, one by one. Roll them in and then drop them in the hot oil. Keep the heat on medium flame. Turn them over in the oil till they turn golden-brown before taking them out. Serve hot with ketchup or dhaniya-pudina chutney (mint-coriander chutney).
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