Buff Vada (Gujarati Farali Patties)

Buff Vada - Farali Buff Vada is a Gujarati deep-fried savoury snack, which is a well-known dish people consume during fasting period in Gujarat. These are best to serve with Amli/ Imli/ Tamarind  Chutney. 

Buff vada also known as farali buff vada, these are Gujarati farali patties which are made with farali flours and mashed potato.

Gujarati Farali Patties{Mashed potato balls filled with dry spiced mixture and fried}  ask me to choose my favourite farali food and obviously, first, I'll pick Buff vada, only this time my mind and heart would agree together.  It is the best farali food ever, leaves me satisfied. It is delicious, full of flavour and it tantalizes your taste buds.

What is Buff vada?

These fried patties are favourite in the state of Gujarat, especially during festival seasons or any religious functions.

These delicate vadas are made of mashed potato and various farali flours, but the highlight is it's stuffing or filling, made of various nuts, dry fruits, coconut and herbs, also little sugar and lemon juice enhances the flavour of the stuffing.

You can make this vada with bread crumbs or cornflour instead of using arrowroot, keep in mind that you can NOT eat them during fast.

If you can't find mixed farali flour, you can use any of these flour. Samo ( Moriya flour ) Rajgiro ( Amaranth flour) or sago flour.

If you are making for a normal snack you can mix bread crumbs and cornflour into potato mixture and omit farali flour totally.

Do not fry many vadas in one batch, only 3-4 at a time.

More Farali Recipes

1. Farali Mogo Vada

2. Rajgiro Til Vada

3. Farali Mogo Peanut Bhaji

Buff Vada, Farali Buff Vada, Gujarati farali patties
Gujarati Indian
Yield: 12-15 vada

Buff Vada (Gujarati Farali Patties)

Buff Vada (Gujarati Farali Patties)

Buff Vada, a delicacy from the Gujarat state of India mostly eaten during the fasting period. Deep-fried spicy and tasty potato balls stuffed with delicious and luxurious stuffing. See them vanish in no time!
prep time: 1 hourcook time: 40 Mtotal time: 1 H & 40 M


Outer layer
  • 500g Potatoes - boiled - peeled and mashed
  • 200g Mixed Farali flour
  • 4-5 tbsp Arrowroot - Tapioca starch
  • 2 tbsp. Green Chilli - Ginger paste
  • Salt - sendha namak
  • 4 tbsp Roasted peanuts
  • 3 tbsp Roasted sesame seeds
  • 4 tbsp Coconut powder
  • 4 tbsp Cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp raisins or sultanas
  • 2 tbsp Fresh coriander
  • 2 tbsp Crushed chilli ginger
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • Salt - sendha namak
  • Oil to deep fry
Dahi Chutney
  • 1/2 cup Beaten Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Green chutney - Coriander and Mint chutney
  • 2-3 tbsp Buff vada Stuffing ( recipe above )


How to cook Buff Vada (Gujarati Farali Patties)

  1. In a grinder jar place all the ingredients of Stuffing and grind till you get the coarse powder and mix it till well combined.
  2. Roll one teaspoon of the spice mixture into a marble size balls. ,
  3. Leave it aside. 
  4. Take a mashed potato, add all the flour, salt and chilli ginger paste, except Arrowroot.
  5. Mix to combine then roll about 2 tbsp of potato mixture into a ball, repeat with the remaining potato mixture and leave it aside.
  6. Take out arrowroot powder in a clean plate, dust your palm with it and flatten a potato ball in the palm of your hand and place a spice stuffing ball in the centre.
  7. Fold and Seal the potato cover around the spice ball and roll to enclose very gently and roll them in the arrowroot powder.
  8. Repeat with the remaining balls.
  9. Heat the oil for deep fry the vada, gently place the prepared balls into hot oil and fry them till golden brown.
  10. Serve hot with chutney. 
  11. I served mine with Dahi Chutney and Imli Chutney.
  12. Enjoy and Happy F(e)asting :)
Dahi Chutney
  1. Mix everything in a bowl and it's ready to serve.


Use floury potatoes for this recipe.
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  1. OMG perfect awesome my favorite too

  2. Do you know which flours and proportions make up mixed farali flour?

    1. Hi Mysteeqi
      Thank you for visiting JCO, I have no idea about proportions to make farali flour, as I always buy readymade Farali flour. There are about three to four mixed flours like amaranth, chestnut, moriya and sabudana flour.
      Hope this helps.


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