Need some easy, tasty evening snack along with your tea or coffee? then try these tasty and crispy potato vadas. But wait let me clear you something, these aren't those Batata Vadas served along with vada pav, in the Mumbai Street Side Stalls, this is a different one. Here the potato mixture is shaped into small vada or patty like and deep fried then served, it is almost similar to the masaal vada or paruppu vada preparation. But I haven't used any dal here, instead I have just used some flour for binding. These vadas are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. When you have no dal or lentils to make vadas you can try this one, just take care to follow the tips I have provided to get perfect vadas. You can either serve it plain or with coconut chutney, it will taste fabulous with coconut chutney. These potato vadas makes a great tea-time snack or even an accompaniment for lemon rice, tamarind rice, curd rice or even dal rice.
Serves 12 small vadas
Total Preparation Time - 30 minutes
- Potato - 1 big sized (or 3 small sized ones)
- Maida / All Purpose Flour - 4 spoons
- Big onions - 1 (chopped)
- Green chillies - 1 (chopped)
- Coriander leaves - A handful (chopped)
- Garlic - 1 pod (peeled and chopped)
- Fennel seeds / Sombu - 1 tsp
- Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
- Salt - As per taste
- Oil - For Deep Frying
- Pressure cook or boil potatoes until soft. I pressure cooked the potato here. For pressure cooking, chop the potatoes into medium sized cubes and then added them into a pressure cooker, pour 200 ml of water or pour water until the cubes gets immersed well. Add a pinch of salt and close the cooker, place the regulator (or whistle) and pressure cook for 20 minutes on low flame. Then remove from flame, open the cooker only after the pressure drops. If you are not comfortable with pressure cooking, then boil the potatoes in a pan until it softens up. Remove from flame, drain off excess water set aside until it cools and peel off the skin.
- Now take the cooked potatoes and mash it well, add chopped onions, chopped coriander leaves, chopped green chillies, chopped garlic, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, maida (APF), salt and mix well.
- Meanwhile place a frying pan on flame, pour enough oil and wait until it heats up.
- Wet your palms and fingers, then pinch off small balls and flatten them in your palms. See that you make smaller ones as it will be easier to handle. Bigger shaped vadas will break easily when frying.
- Now slide the prepared vadas into the hot oil and deep fry the vadas on a medium flame until it turns golden brown in color. (Handle the vadas gently as it may break). Using a slotted spoon or ladle remove the vadas from oil, place on a tissue paper to remove excess oil. (See that the oil is not smoking jot or
TIP 1: You can make patties with the same potato mixture. Just shape them into patties or cutlets and toast them on a non-stick tawa.
TIP 2: While preparation do not add even a single drop of water.
TIP 3: See that your mixture is firm enough to make balls and flatten them, if not add some more all purpose flour.
TIP 4: Make small shaped vadas, bigger vadas will break easily while frying. Do not keep disturbing the vada while frying, wait till one side of the vadas become brown and crispy, only then flip sides.
Super tasty and easy vada without lentils are now ready! Serve hot with tea or coffee!!
Nice crunchy vadas for the rainy day.ReplyDelete
Perfect tea time snack....ReplyDelete
wow super idea Divy... must be so delicious and appealing... enaku apdiye parcel pannu plz...ReplyDelete
Send me your address Viji, will parcel some right away :DDelete
Yennakum oru parcel, super crispy vadas, i tried almost the same with zucchini too.ReplyDelete
Super potato vada I love the way you have photographed I can see the crispiness.yum yummm..ReplyDelete
oi divy u had gone missing loads ehReplyDelete
this looks yummy i make it too bt named it as just potato cutlets hehe never posted it though
perfect with pav bun da really tempting..ReplyDelete
crispy outer....inviting vadai...ReplyDelete
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Mouthwatery potato vadai Divy dear. Yummy and crispy. A very tempting and perfect evening snack.ReplyDelete
the name itself tempting :)ReplyDelete
Nice tea time snack... prfect for teaReplyDelete
looks very temping n yummy.ReplyDelete
Delicious potato vada Divya.ReplyDelete
delicious and so inviting clicks dear...ReplyDelete
I don't really care what you call these, I will simply call them jhakas vadas ;p.....I want to walk into the screen and steal all of them.ReplyDelete
Looks awesome..Mouth watering!ReplyDelete
Looks great . Nice ideaReplyDelete
lovely vada's Divya.Looks exactly similar to the medhu vada's.Nice ideaReplyDelete
super yummy vada.. looks yumReplyDelete
such a treat divya... yummm!!!ReplyDelete
Super, yummy and crispy vada...ReplyDelete
perfect for monsoon....ReplyDelete
Craving for these now! Perfect company for my tea :)ReplyDelete
looks gr8. loved ur presentation :)ReplyDelete
perfect evening snack and hugs for birthdayReplyDelete
Wow! Delicious, mouth-watering and yummy recipe... Perfect for monsoons.. Thanks for sharing Divya :-)ReplyDelete
lovely potato vadais !ReplyDelete
Looks yummy and lovely.. Great clicks too :)ReplyDelete
Wow...potato vada looks so so good...yummy clicks dear...Anything with aloo is our family fav, this vada is tempting me, wanna crab it from the screen :)ReplyDelete
I could have these right now! They look perfectly crispy.ReplyDelete
Super delicious snack for this monsoon..........love to grab all.ReplyDelete
OMG ur recipes & pics are so drool worthy.Glad I found ur pageReplyDelete