Aloo Vade for Upwas

In North India for UPWAS(Religious Fast)singada(waterchestnut), rajgira(Amaranth), kottu(buckwheat) flour is used because people don't eat regular rice ,wheat and lentil during fasting days. Another popular upwas ingredients are sabudana and  bagar. For frying up upwas aloo vada/pakoda, flours  like singada , rajgira or kottu can be used. I use a combination of sindaga and rajgira flour for my vade at home. The recipe here is for aloo vade or aloo bonde .


For Filling
Potato  - 2 cups , boiled and mashed
Cumin Seeds /Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Hot green ghilli - 2 tsp , chopped fine
Salt to taste

For Batter
Rajgira Flour - 1/2 cup
Singada Flour - 1/2 cup
Red Chilli Pw - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Oil for frying



1. Mix potato,cumin,chilli,salt and keep aside.
2. Mix rajgira,sindada flour,chilli and salt .
3. Add 1/4 cup water to the flour mix.
4. If needed more water 1 tbsp at a time to make cake or idli like thick batter.
5. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
6. Heat oil in a deep pan to 340 F.
7. Pinch a piece of potato mixture and form a ping pong ball size round.
8. Dip it into the batter and drop it to the hot oil and cook till golden brown.
9. Serve it with fresh beaten curd.

24 comments:

  1. Looks delicious. A new dish to me. Looks like a great appetizer!

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  2. They look crispy and singada , rajgira flour is something new to me.

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  3. Delicious and tempting... looks awesome..

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  4. Wow!!!Wow!! that looks fabulous..Yummy yumm!!!

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  5. Fantastic..This is new to us too...great...

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  6. Looks crispy and super delicious, I love the interesting flours you have used here :)

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  7. Being a North Indian I have tasted this aloo bonda several times on special occasions. These looks fabulous. I wish I could grab a few;-)
    Deepa
    Keep visiting...
    http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

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  8. Looks delicious and yummy...

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  9. aloo vada looks so tasty and delicious..

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  10. Hi, lovely color and perfectly done, thanks for sharing....

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  11. mouthwatering vadas...want to grab some rightnow.

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  12. Fantastic..I'm just curious to know the English names of the flours you used..never heard of them before

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  13. Gulmohar here is the english name for the flours i have used

    singada(waterchestnut) , rajgira(amaranth i think)

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  14. I have not tasted aloo bonda in any other flour other than rice and besan. I liked that you have used different flours that I have not used in my kitchen.Will try this out for sure. thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  15. WOw, that looks awesome, aloo vade sounds super delicious to me, perfect with evening chai:)

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  16. Mom uses these flours on fasting days..and these aloo vade looks so yummy! feel like grabbing one from the screen itself:)

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  17. new and interesting!.. am tempted to pick some..

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  18. These look so yummy... I will add these to my fasting day recipes! Thanks...

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  19. hey..first time here..still exploring.. love these koftas.. yumm.. will surely come back..
    cheers

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  20. this absolutely perfect n yummy...thx for d comments in my blog...lov ur collections..will keep visiting..

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  21. perfect color n shape for vada...too too tasty looking!

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