Monday, February 2, 2009

Batata Wada

I'm in the mood for Indian food, so I found this on the internet.

Batata Wada Recipe
Fried Potato Dumplings
In a large bowl, combine:
5 large potatoes, boiled, peeled, and mashed
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
1 teaspoon cumin powder
2-4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons hot red pepper powder
Make small balls with the mixture and set aside. Wet your hand with water to prevent sticking.
Make a batter with:
8 heaping Tablespoons chick peas flour
2 teaspoons hot red pepper powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
water, enough to make a thick batter
Dip the potato balls in the batter until well coated and fry in deep oil. The oil should be hot, but fry at low heat.
These are excellent served with Apple Butter Chutney. See Samosa recipe for approximate nutrition information.
Batata means potato and Wada means dumpling.


1 tbsp butter
1 cup chopped apple
1 cup sliced celery
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 to 3 tsp curry powder
3/4 cup cold chicken stock
2 cups milk ( I might even use coconut milk)
1 (3 ounce) can mushrooms, drained
Salt To Taste
Rice Ring
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup light raisins
6 cups hot cooked rice
6 1/2 cup ring mold

How to make curry chicken :
Melt butter in saucepan; add apple, celery, garlic and onion. Cook until onion is tender. Combine cornstarch, curry powder, 3/4 teaspoon salt and broth.
Stir into onion mixture; add milk. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Add chicken and mushrooms; stir and heat through. Serve over rice ring.

Rice Ring : Melt butter in skillet; add onion and almonds (until golden). Add raisins; heat until plump. Add all to rice and mix.
Press mixture into greased mold. Unmold at once on platter and fill with indian chicken curry.

1 comment:

  1. How about carrots and ranch dressing, peanut butter in celery sticks. Cottage cheese and applesauce. Pears in red jello.