Friday, 27 July 2012

((:: YUMMY VADA PAV ::))

Vada Pav - Indian version of burger, must be one of the most loved and popular street foods of Mumbai. Vada is a spicy potato mixture with a coating of gram flour batter, deep fried in oil. Pav is a special kind of soft bread, which round or square in shape, easily available in market. Vada Pav is very easy to prepare and is serve with red garlic chutney, sweet imli chutney or green chutney.

Ingredients :-

For Vada Stuffing :-
4 nos. Boiled Potatoes
3-4 chopped green chillies
1 chopped Onion
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds                                                                
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 cup roasted Peanuts
Few chopped Coriander leaves
Salt to taste

Batter For Vada Coating :-
1 cup Gram flour (Besan)
A pinch of Baking soda
1/2 tsp Ajwain
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Method :-
Boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker. Cool the potatoes, peel and mash them. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seed, mustard seed and chopped green chillies. When it splutter, add chopped onion and fry for a while. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for 2 minutes. Now add mashed potatoes, roasted peanuts, salt and mix well. Add chopped coriander leaves and remove from fire. Divide the mixture into equal portion and make small balls of it. Make a thick batter from besan, salt, baking powder, ajwain, haldi by adding water. Heat oil in a kadhai. Deep each ball in the batter and deep fry it in oil till golden brown.

Red Garlic Chutney :-
7-8 Garlic cloves
3-4 green chillies
1 Red tomato
1-2 pieces of Tamarind
Salt to taste

Method :-
Grind together all the above ingredients in a blender and make a fine paste.

Green Chutney :-
Few Coriander leaves
Few Mint leaves
3-4 Green chillies
2 tsp Lime juice
Salt to taste

Method :-
Grind all these ingredients together in a blender and make green chutney.

Sweet Imli Chutney :- (Recipe available in Papdi Chaat recipe)

Final Step :-
Take a pav. Slice the pav into half and apply the chutney to pav as desired. Place one or half vada in between the pav and slightly press down. Serve immediately with onion rings or green chilli. Enjoy!!!

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