Aloo Vada, also known as Batata Vada or Potato Vada, is a popular Indian snack made with a spiced potato filling coated in a crispy chickpea flour batter. The dish starts by boiling and mashing potatoes, which are then mixed with a blend of spices like turmeric, red chili powder, cumin, and coriander. The potato mixture is formed into round patties and dipped in a batter made from chickpea flour (besan) and water. The coated patties are deep-fried until they turn golden and crispy. Aloo Vada is typically served hot with green chutney or tamarind chutney, and often accompanied by pav (bread rolls) to make Vada Pav, a popular street food combination. The crispy exterior and flavorful potato filling make Aloo Vada a delicious and satisfying snack.