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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Vada Pav- An amazing street food

This is a  lip smacking Indian street snack which is available almost in all the stalls and restaurants in India. In this recipe, boiled and mashed potatoes are spiced, coated in gram flour batter and then deep fried. The fritter is served inside a butter toasted buns along with dry garlic chutney/ coriander chutney/ tamarind chutney.



Every day by evening, my mind will be thinking of making something healthy for my husband and daughter. With the craving for a spicy and a tangy chaat, I ended up with this not so healthy chaat as it’s not possible to find any chaat here. I love the dry garlic chutney a lot. And once when I learned how to make it, I made a lot and stored in refrigerator, and that is what I am using as a spread on bread and rotis…



Ingredients:
  • Pav- 8 nos
For the filling:
  1. Boiled Potatoes- wnos
  2. Green Chillies- 3 nos
  3. Ginger and Garlic Paste- 1 tbsp
  4. Oil- 1 tbsp
  5. Mustard Seeds- 1 tsp
  6. Asafoetida- ½  tsp
  7. Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
  8. Salt- as required
  9. Besan- ½ Cup
  10. Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
  11. Salt- as required
  12. Oil- for deep frying
Method:
  1. Grind the green chillies and ginger, garlic paste to a fine paste.
  2. Heat oil, splutter the mustard seeds and add asafoetida powder. Add the boiled and mashed potatoes.
  3. In the above add the green chillies, ginger and garlic paste. Mix well. Add the turmeric powder and required amount of salt.
  4. Divide this into 8 equal proportions and keep this aside.
  5. Heat oil for frying in a kadai.
  6. Combine the besan, turmeric powder, salt with required amount of water. It should be thick with dropping consistency.
  7. Dip each of the potato balls in the above besan mixture and coat well. Drop these in hot oil and fry till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.
For the Dry Garlic Chutney:
  1. Garlic cloves (crushed)- 4 tbsp
  2. Dry Coconut grated- 4 tbsp
  3. Red Chilli Powder- 2 tbsp
  4. Oil- 1 tbsp
Method:
  1. Heat oil, fry the garlic for about 2 minutes. Add the dried coconut powder and stir well.
  2. Switch of the flame, add the red chilli powder and salt.
  3. When it is cooled down, grind to a fine powder. Keep this aside.

Assembling the vada pav:

  1. Slice each pav into half and spread some garlic chutney inside and place one vada in each pav.
  2. Complete the process with remaining and serve along with Salted green chillies and Tomato ketchup.




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