Step 1: Making Filling of Wada
-take 4/5 boiled potatoes.
peal them and mash them.
-take 6 chillies, 4/5 garlic cloves and a very small piece of ginger. and roughly grind them.
-in a small tadka pan take 2 tbsp oil, once it is heated add mustard seeds, after they pop add a pinch of asafetida and quarter tsp turmaric powder and 10/12 fenugreek seeds (don't add more) . and add above paste to it. (adding chilli paste to heated oil can create strong sneezing flavor, so if u can't take it instead of putting paste in hot oil mixture, put that oil into paste)
-this frying reduces spiciness of chillies. we just need to put the paste stir it once and turn off gas. we don't need to fry it more.
-add this paste to mashed potatoes.
-add chopped coriander to mixture
-add salt to taste
-make patties of the mixture as shown
(you can always taste the filling, I always do that, my dad tasted it and forced me to add two chillies extra to the mixture, we like it more spicy..)
Step 2: Making Batter and Frying
-take 6 heapfull tbsp of gram flour add to it salt to taste, pinch of soda and quarter tsp turmeric powder.
-add water to it to make batter.
we don't want running batter, consistency should be like that of cakes batter.
-now dip patty into this batter and deep fry it. (it is a messy work, I didn't get any help so I couldn't click the pics of this process. I was cook and I was photographer at the same time)
-fry them till they turn light golden in color.
-batata wada is ready
you can enjoy it with coconut chutney or have it with chutney and bread or as it is. I am sure you will love this snack.