Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Vada Pav



Vada Pav, a bombay roadside delicacy that is the most favourite snack of my mum's. There are several variants of the vada itself and this recipe is of course what my mom makes. Pair a hot vada with a well toasted pav, mint and tamarind chutney and the chilli-garlic powder and trust me it can beat any pizza or pasta. To me the chilli-garlic chutney (kandya lasnachi chutney) is an essential ingredient and my folks got it for me from India. Vada pav isn't the same without this:D:D

Ingredients:

For chilli chutney that goes in the vada filling
  1. Green chillies - 10
  2. Corriander leaves - 1 bunch
  3. Ginger - 1 inch
  4. Garlic - 3/4 pods
  5. Salt
For filling
  1. Potatoes - 3/4 big, boiled and mashed
  2. Onions - 1, finely chopped
  3. Chilli chutney - 3 tbsps
  4. Salt
For batter
  1. Besan - 1 1/2 cup
  2. Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  3. Salt
  4. Water
For frying

  1. A frying pan full of vegetable oil
For final assembly
  1. Pav - slit into half and toasted with a little butter
  2. Mint chutney
  3. Tamarind chutney
  4. Chilli-garlic powder

Directions:
  1. Grind all the ingredients for the green chilli chutney together
2. Mix the ingredients for the filling together and make into small balls

3. Mix the ingredients for the batter together and dip the potato ball in it and then deep fry until golden brown

4. Put the fried vada in between the slit pav along with the chutneys and eat hot!!

5 comments:

Vinitha said...

Wowieee....I loved vada pav...I had it during my last India trip in Bombay....just amazing....mouth-watering...:))

Smita said...

Thanks Vinitha!!!:) Awaiting your next blog post...

Asha said...

Slurp!! I am drooling at 7am here! :D

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Rekha said...

Aww, this one looks so yummy...can't wait to have this one..

Dipole said...

correction: It's my favourite snack too...not just Mom's!!