Thursday, August 21, 2008

Indori Alu Vada for a BYOB party!!

Anita of The Mad Tea Party has sent over the invitations on her blog for everyone to celebrate a wonderful party. It is BYOB - I mean - Bring Your Own Batata-vada! :-D Yippee, I said, I was going to sneak in with my old post, but then I read further on the invitation which said old posts don't count!!! Of course, how can you have stale food for a zany party? ;-) So here I am deep-frying and trying out my friend, Bhagyashree's recipe of Indori Alu Vada. I have to join the party after all. & I hope the hostess likes this version.

Indori Alu Vada - (Makes about 12 - 15 vadas )
3 - 4 medium potatoes,boiled, peeled and mashed
1/2 tsp of cumin powder
1/2 tsp of red chili powder
1/2 tsp dry mango powder (Amchur)
1/2 tsp ground cloves
2 green chilies chopped
1/2 tsp of garam masala
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp oil
salt to taste

1 cup besan /chickpea flour
salt to taste
A pinch of baking soda
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Deep frying

1) Heat oil in a frying pan then add green chilies & ginger garlic paste. Saute for a minute and then add turmeric powder.

3) Add the mashed Potatoes, clove powder, dry mango powder (Amchur), chili powder, garam masala, cumin powder & salt.

4) Reduce the heat and allow above mixture to cook for 5 min in a pan. Switch off the gas. Let it cool down completely.

5) Mix besan with the remaining ingredients for batter. Add water and make a batter. The batter should not be very thin. It should coat the vadas nicely & easily.

6) Make equal sized balls, dip in the batter and deep fry till golden on both sides.

7) Serve hot with tamarind chuntey , chaat chutney or tomato ketchup.

Note -

See how innovative Jai's method is to "deep fry" batata vada. How I wish I had read it before I actually deep fried these vadas. Oh well!! Since we - especially I - just llllllooooovvvvveeee batata vadas, I will use Jai's method pretty soon.

With this post, I am joining the party. What are you waiting for? Let's go...


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