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How To Make Surti Bataka Puri – Potato Fritters
Surti Bataka Puri is all time favorite snack option for Surtis (People of Surat). Easy to make and loved by all. It is usually served as a tea snack and a special snack in the rainy season.
Surat in Gujarat is famous for its lovely food and Surtis are very much fond of food.
There are many variations of Surti Bataka Puri. just add your favorite ingredient to the Batter. That’s it. To name some; Lahsun Bataka puri, Chatori Bataka Puri, Spicy Bataka Puri and so on.
Ingredients of Surti Bataka Puri
Potato 3 Pcs Medium
Besan (Chane Ka Atta) cups
Yogurt 1 tablespoon
Edible Oil for Frying Approximately 2 cups
Salt To taste
Red Chili Powder 1/2 teaspoon
Water as required
Baking Powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Steps for Surti Bataka Puri
Peel the potato with a peeler and cut into slices. Slices shouldn’t be very thin or thick. Keep it medium.
Put the sliced potato in a bowl. Soak the slices into the water and add some salt to it. This will make the potatos tender and get easily cooked.
Take a bowl to make the batter. Add Besan, salt, yogurt, baking powder and add water to it. Add the water slowly to the mixture. Make a thick batter so that it perfectly sticks to the potato slices.
Heat oil in a pan. Initially keep the flame high so that the oil gets ready. Reduce the flame to medium and then start cooking.
Take slices one by one and dip them in the batter and simultaneously put them into the oil.
Change the sides often and take them out. To remove the extar oil, use a kitchen tissue.
Your Surti Bataka Puris (Potato Fritters) are ready. Serve them with ketchup along with a cup of Jivraj Tea.
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