Batata Vada by Zarnak Sidhwa

Batata Vada
Ingredients:
Potatoes 600 gms
Ginger a 1-inch piece
Garlic 10-12 cloves
Green chillies 4-5
Gram flour 1-½ cups
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Soda bi-carbonate a pinch
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Chopped coriander leaves 2 tbsp
Oil to fry
Ketchup or chutney to serve

Method:
Boil and mash potatoes and keep aside. Make a paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies. Prepare a thick batter of gram flour (besan) with water, red chilli powder, salt and soda bi-carbonate. Heat a little oil. Add ginger-garlic-green chilli paste. Add mashed potatoes and turmeric powder and mix well. Add chopped coriander leaves and salt to taste. Let the mixture cool. When cold, form into balls. Heat oil in a kadahi. Dip the potato balls into the besan batter and deep fry in hot oil till light golden brown. Serve hot with chutney or sauce of your choice.