Aloo Vada


  1. Potatoes (boiled and mashed)  4-5
  2. Green chillies (chopped) 1 tsp.
  3. Onions (chopped) 1 tsp.
  4. Turmeric 1/8 tsp.
  5. Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp.
  6. Mint leaves 2 tbsp.
  7. Red chilli powder 1 tsp.
  8. Salt 1 tsp.
  9. Oil 2 tsp.

Ingredients for Batter:

  1. Gram flour (besan) 1 cup
  2. Oil for deep frying
  3. Salt to taste 1/2 tsp.
  4. Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp.
  5. Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp.


  • Mix all ingredients of batter to form a dip thick enough to coat back of a spoon.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Add mustard seeds, green chillies and onions.
  • Saute for a couple of minutes till onions are soft.
  • Add turmeric and salt and sauté for a few more minutes.
  • Then add the mashed potatoes, mint leaves and sauté for a couple of minutes.
  • Allow the potato mixture cool down.
  • Shape into round balls.
  • Heat oil in a wok for deep frying.
  • Coat each of the potato balls in the gram flour batter.
  • Gradually let it into the oil and deep fry until golden brown in color.
  • Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot with green chutney or red chutney.

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