Batata Wada and Spicy Green Chutney

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batata-wada-and-spicy-green-chutneyIngredients:

1.5 kg or 500 gms Potatoes (Boiled, Peeled and Mashed)

Below ingredients for tempering to be added to the mashed potatoes

1 tsp or ¼ tsp mustard seeds

15 or 5 Curry leaves (roughly Chopped)

6 or 2 green chillies (chopped fine)

2 tblsp or 1 tsp ginger garlic paste (2 inch or 1 inch ginger, 10 or 5 cloves garlic)

½ or ¼ tsp turmeric powder

Salt 1 tsp or ¼ tsp

2 tblsp Oil or 2 tsp Oil

2 stalks or few Coriander leaves to be added direct to mixture (roughly chopped)

Batter for Dipping the Mashed Potato Balls

400 gms or 150 gms Channa Flour or Chickpea flour or Gramflour

1 tsp or ½ tsp chilli powder

½ or ¼ tsp cumin powder

Salt 1 tsp or ¼ tsp

Water to make thick batter

¼ or a pinch Baking Soda or Soda Bicarobonate

Spicy Green Chutney

Large Bunch Coriander Leaves

Around 20 mint leaves

12 green chillies

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

Juice of one lemon or two limes

Half cup of raw peanuts with skin.

Salt ½ tsp

Water to make thickish chutney

Method:

Heat the oil for tempering in a pan and when hot add the mustard seeds. When they crackle add the curry leaves. Then rest of the ingredients for tempering. Cook for a minute and then add the mixture to mashed potatoes. Add the chopped coriander leaves too and mix well. (If the mixture is watery, you can correct this by cooking the mixture in a pan to let the water evaporate. Don’t allow to burn ). Check salt and make lime sized balls.

Prepare the batter (thick batter not watery). Add the mashed potatoes balls to the batter and coat the balls with the batter. Add oil to a deep pan or wok and heat it.  When hot add the battered mashed potatoes balls one by one into the oil. The flame should be medium. When the battered balls turn golden brown remove them into a perforated vessel or onto paper towels. The sound of the wada dropping onto the plate should be heavy not soft. This will show that they are cooked properly. Prepare the batata wadas in batches.

Chutney:

Grind all the spicy green chutney in a grinder or blender. Check for salt. Remove to serving bowl.

Eating these

Can be had plain, can be eaten with chutney. This is a delicacy in Mumbai- Small buns are opened up and the wada along with chutney is placed inside the bun and eaten. This is known as Wada Pav.

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