Vada pav is a vegetarian fast food dish native to the Indian state of Maharashtra. A simple creation involving a deep fried potato patty with some coriander and spices..Place the hot vada in between the pav.
Whether you are travelling to Shirdi Sai or Mumbai or any part of Maharashtra your trip would be incomplete without having a bite at this popular snacks..Its been few years we moved out of Pune but my taste bud always looks for it and when ever I get a chance I prepare for evening snacks for it ends up as dinner too :)
Follow the recipe and make your own Vada Pav
For batata vada:
2-3 large size potatoes boiled and mashed
asafoetida- a pinch
mustarad and cumin seeds- 1tsp
curry leaves a few
2 garlic pod chopped
2 green chillies chopped
few coriander leaves chopped
red chilli powder- 1tsp
turmeric powder- 1tsp
salt to taste
oil- 1-2 tblsp
for outer cover
3/4 cup besan/ cheak pea flour
1tblsp rice flour (optional)
water as required ( Batter should be thick not runny)
salt as required
ajwain/ carum seeds 1tsp
Pinch of baking soda
1tsp red chilli powder
pinch of turmeric
Oil for deep frying the vadas
Dry garlic chutney
6-8 Pav Buns
2tblsp oil/butter for roasting the buns
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin and mustard seeds.let it splutter.
Add curry leaves and asafoitida.
Add chopped garlic,chili and saute for a minute. Add turmeric , red chilli powder to oil. immediately add the mashed potatoes to it. adjust salt. saute for 5 mins on low-medium flame. add chopped coriander leaves and mix properly. Let it cool.
Now make lemon size balls from the potato mixture.
Take a bowl. Mix all the ingredients given for preparation of outer Covering. Add water slowly and mix with hand or hand beater. This batter has to be thick.
Now Frying vada:
Dip the potato balls in batter and add it to hot oil.
Fry the vadas in medium to high flame till the vadas become golden brown in colour .Now vada for vada pav is ready.
Heat a pan or Griddle. Cut them in half. Apply oil or butter to both side of the bun . Now roast the buns. Apply Garlic chutney in between the buns (You can also add green chutney or dates and tamarind chutney to the pav ).
Place vada pav. add chopped onions . Gently press using your palm and serve with garlic chutney and tomato ketchup.
Your vada pav is now ready to devour.