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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Roasted Batata Vada


Yes.... I am thinking fried n oily food today. First I posted an Onion Pakoda recipe and then a batata Vada post..... but thank god this one is not deep fried... compared to its original version..:d This is a roasted Vada paav. I want to thank my friend Pooja from college to pass this idea to me of making a guilt free batata vada...:P Thank u Pooja :) I owe u one :D

I made these vadas for our evening snack yday. When I first told "R" I am making Batata vada his first reaction was "nooooo" ...hehhe yeah. We both r having cold and the idea of heating oil, the smoke and the greasy batata vada is the last thing we want now..:P Inspite of the great love we have for the vada we just can't bear the heated oil smoke in our home. When I told him I am roasting it...He was excited to try it :). really the vadas turned out so good....I didnt miss the oil at all...:) It was yum yum !


Potatoes : 4 big russets (boiled and lightly mashed)
Garlic - 8 pods (the more u have the tastier it tastes)
Ginger - 1" piece finely chopped
Curry leaves - 10 to 12 leaves
Green chilli - 2 finely chopped
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup finely chopped
Oil - 2 tsp + 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera (cumin) - 1/3 tsp
Besan - 1/2 cup
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp + 1 tsp
A paniyaram pan.

Method :

1) In a saute pan add 2 tsp of oil. To it add the chopped garlic, ginger and green chilli. After its sauted a bit... add the curry leaves and turmeric powder.
2) Add the mashed potato and salt and mix well. Heat it the spices mix well with the potato. Add the fresh chopped coriander and mix well. Ur potato filling is ready. 3) Make small marble size balls of the mixture and keep aside.

4) In another bowl, mix in the besan, salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder with some water. Mix well into a nice batter somewhat like a dosa batter consistency.
5) Heat the paniyaram pan (preferably a nonstick...as it takes less oil..) and put a drop of oil in each of the pans. Dip the balls in the batter and fry them. Turn it after it cooks on one side. Cook both the sides. Remove from the pan and eat it with some garlic chutney or Tomato ketchup.

U can also stuff this vada into a bun or paav and enjoy delicious vada paav :)


Ashwini said...

a very very intrestg recipe... worth trying!!!! :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, looks like you are now fulto into blogging :)

I like the idea of roasting these vadas and not deep frying it.

Priyanka said...

Hope....you both get well soon...
As for roasted vada.... innovative and healthy :)

KavyaNaimish said...

Yeah,gud way to avoid Deep Fries,but still enjoying the fav fud...I like da idea of Roasted Batata Vada

Anonymous said...

A nice pic of roasted batata vada. A very popular Indian Snacks. Looks yum.

Shubha said...

Thanks Ashwini, priya, Priyanka and Kavya...:D

Anonymous said...

DO u know how many Weight watchers points these amount to?, please let me know
Santoshi Kotian

Uma said...

Will cook the sides? How do you get the besan to cook all sides when it is round? Did you flatten it. I love batata vadas and the idea of fryig them always puts me off so this is like a once in a year dish I would eat. But if I can shallow fry or roast like you say I would love to try it.. Please please let me know how you get it to cook all sides..

Shubha said...

Hey uma... Thanks for ur comment :) I used a pancake puff pan ( also known as appam karal or kuzhi paniyatam pan) it has small cups in it so u can place the round balls coated with Besan in it, cook one side well and the flip it to cook the other side... U can even flip it side ways to cook the sides... Just keep moving them around in the pan. This works great even for making oil free media vada, masala vada n koftas. Hth

Uma said...

OMG are you from Kerala. I am too! Hmm but I do not have the Appam chatti. I have seen something like that here. so you spray the Kuzhi with oil and roast? What an idea..

Shubha said...

yes Uma, I put a drop of oil in each kuzhi and roast the vada.

And yeah I am from Kerala (palakkad)...:) Nice to know you r from kerala too