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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How to make Batata Vada?
Batata Vada is made of mashed potatoes tempered with mustard seeds, garlic, ginger and curry leaves. These are then rounded into balls, dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried. Batata Vadas can be sandwiched between Pau or buns with green and tamarind chutney. It’s incomplete without some red dry garlic chutney!
What is the difference between Batata Vada and Vada Pau?
Pau is a word derived from the Portuguese word Pao, which means bread. Vada Pau is Batata Vada sandwiched between pau or bun topped with dry garlic chutney. The batter is made with gram flour (besan) and seasoned with salt.
How to make batata vada crispy?
Adding a pinch of baking soda to the gram flour batter will make crispy vadas. Else, you can also add a tablespoon of rice flour to the batter.
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