Batata Wada

Batata wada is a very popular street food in Maharashtra. Batata is a Marathi word for Potato. Batata wada is a spicy, deep fried potato patty which is served with pav (bread bun) along with chutney. Its one package which tastes awesome. You can call it an Indian Burger! It is served with red chili/garlic chutney and fried green chilies.


Batata Wada

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 25 People


  • 6.5 Cup Cup Mashed Potatoes
  • 3 Tbsp Crushed Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Crushed Ginger
  • 4-5 Crushed Green Chilis
  • 2 Stalk Of Curry Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Crushed Coriander Seeds
  • 6 Tbsp Oil+ For Frying
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • salt
  • 50 Bread Buns / Dinner Rolls

For Batter:

  • 1 1/2 Cup Gram Flour (Besan)
  • 3 Tbsp Rice Flour
  • 1/4th Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Ajwain Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Salt


  • Cook and mash about 15 medium size potatoes (6.5 cup).
  • Crush ginger and garlic.
  • Grind chili's and crush coriander seeds.
  • In a pot heat 6 tbsp oil. Add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds starts to sputter, add turmeric powder, asafoetida, crushed ginger, garlic, green chilies, coriander seeds and fry on low heat for 2 minutes. 
  • Chop coriander leaves and curry leaves an add it to the tadka. Let it cool.
  • Add the above mixture and salt to the mashed potatoes.  Mix well.
  • Make around 50 batata wada (around 2 inch diameter) patties. 
  • Make a batter by mixing gram flour (besan), rice flour, turmeric powder, chili powder, ajwain seeds, salt and water. 
  • Dip the batata wada patties into batter. 
  • Fry them in oil on medium heat till golden brown.
  • Serve them stuffed in bun which has been spread with chutney.


You will get medium spicy wadas from this measurements. You can add more green chilis if you want more spicy wadas.