Appe Batata Vada (Healthy)

April 9, 2014

As I was watching a serial on TV the other day, seen this recipe being done. It was not very clear, where the recipe was concerned but it showed them making these vadas in a appe pan.  It was then this recipe struck me, as even I, love batata vadas but vadas are always deep fried so the hesitation to eat.  Eating from the street vendor is again not healthy since the oil used is always recycled and very rearly changed. These small vadas fascinated me.  This how this recipe was born.  So lets go to the recipe.

4 medium size Potatoes -boiled, peeled and mashed
4 Cloves of garlic
A Small piece of ginger 
2 Green chilies
2 Tablespoon Coriander leaves
Salt to taste

For the batter 
1 Cup chickpea flour (Besan)
1 Tablespoon Rice flour
1 Tablespoon Semolina (Rawa)
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1/2 Teaspoon Eno fruit salt
Water as required

Mash the potatoes well.  Grind the ginger, garlic, green chilies and coriander to a fine paste. Add it to the potatoes, salt to taste and mix well.  Make small equal size balls and keep aside. See to it that they fit into the well of the appe pan. 

Mix the ingredients of the batter and make a thick batter so that it can coat the vada's well. Add less salt in the batter, since the vada's already have salt, add 1 tsp oil into each well of the appe pan, let it heat up. Dip  the vadas into the batter and then drop it into the well of the pan. Let it brown on the underside before you turn it. It should take about 5 minutes for the vada to be done perfectly. Keep turning, so that it cooks well on all sides. And when frying for the next batch, put some more oil in the wells, let it heat up and then add the rest of the vadas to cook.  Serve them hot with sauce.

I sent these to my friend, let me tell you that they enjoyed it and more so ever surprised at the tiny shaped vadas, not oily and yet tasty.

Labels: Breakfast, Healthy snacks, Kids delight, Vegan. 
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

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