Aloo Wada Recipe

Aloo Wada

Aloo wada is the simple and delicious snack dish made with boiled potatoes, tempering of ginger and garlic, dipped in the batter of gram flour and then deep fried in hot oil. It is one of the best snack dish or street chaat mostly served with the pav and chutney. Here are the simple steps to make aloo wada and the unique way to serve with sambar and dry red chutney made of bread crumbs.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 persons


  • 4 potatoes boiled
  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 4-5 green chillies chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Oil to deep fry
  • Fresh cilantro chopped
  • Salt to taste

For making the batter you need:

  • 1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
  • Salt as per the taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • water

How to make Aloo Wada:

  1. Remove out the skin of the boiled potatoes.
  2. Mash the boiled potatoes in a bowl.
  3. Heat a sauce pan and add 1 tsp of oil.
  4. In the heating oil add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Allow to crackle.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste and green chillies.
  6. Saute for few seconds until the raw flavor of ginger and garlic goes away.
  7. Pour this fried masala into the bowl of mashed potatoes.
  8. Add salt and other spices.
  9. Mix lot of cilantro in the mixture.potato-mixture
  10. Mix well and apply little bit of oil to the potato mixture.
  11. Now in another bowl combine the besan, salt and red chilli powder.
  12. Make the medium thick batter with the help of water.besan-batter
  13. Heat the sufficient oil in a pan.
  14. Make the small balls from the potato mixture and dip in the batter of besan.
  15. Dip well to coat from all the sides.

  16. Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown in color.
  17. Drain on absorbent paper.
  18. In this way make all the aloo wada’s.
  19. Serve hot with sambar, coconut chutney and dry red chilli chutney.

Chef Tips:

  1. You can add chopped onion in the mixture of potatoes.
  2. Make sure the oil should be hot enough to make these aloo wada’s.
  3. The batter of flour should be neither too thick nor too thin, it should be medium thick in consistency.
  4. Trust me, serve this aloo wada with the sambar and chutney, you will be amazed while getting the compliments.



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