Thursday, September 13, 2012

Vada Pav The Little Wonder

Vada pav the king of mumbai street food.Pav was introduced to india by the portugese and the combination of vada with pav a invention of maharashtra.The fusion of cultures in your little palm that can be relished with a hot cup of tea.There are many other street foods like pav bhaji, masal pav but vada pav beats them all by its sheer size and prize that can fill you up in a wink.

You can buy the bread/pav in any departmental store or make the pav at home. I preferred to bake it myself.

The total process involves
  1. Preparing the vada
  2. Preparing the green chutney
  3. Preparing the dry garlic chutney
  4. Assembling the vada pav
For vada
  • 6 medium size boiled potatos
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp garlic chilli paste(4 chillies ,4 garlic flakes)
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp oil
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • salt to taste
For Batter
  • 2 cups gram flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • salt to taste
Boil the potatos ,remove skin ,mash them and keep aside.Heat oil in a pan ,add chilli garlic paste and fry for a min then add turmeric and mix it ,add the potato,salt and mix nicely .Now switch off the gas add lemon juice,garlic mix properly and keep aside to cool.

Mix all the ingredients of batter with water into a semi-thick paste and keep aside.

After the potato mixture cools, Divide the potato mixture into equal sized portions, the size of a lemon and flatten it 1 inch thick.Heat oil in a deep fry pan.

Dip the balls in the batter and fry it till golden brown.

For hari/green chutney
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 garlic pods
  • salt to taste
Make a fine past of above ingredient,check the consistency add water if needed. Hari chutney is ready to use

For Dry garlic chutney
  • 1/2 cup grated dry coconut
  • 4-5 dry red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4-5 garlic pods
  • salt to taste
Make a fine powder of all the above ingredients.

Assembly of Vada Pav
  • 6 pav
  • 6 tsp green chutney
  • 6 tsp of dry chutney powder
  • 6 potato vada
  • 3 tbsp chopped onions
Cut the pav horizontally to one edge, open and toast it on the inner side.

Sprinkle dry garlic chutney,place the vada on top of it, spread a little green chutney,sprinkle some onion slices and close.

Press lightly and serve.


Devi said...

looks delicious!

R. Ramesh said...

hi maam..sure u remember me..hey i luv vada pav..opposite cst station in mumbai there was an outlet called the 90s...ooofff..u reminded me of those super vada pavs

Az said...

absolutely delicious!!!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Love this vada pav.. I have actually not tried it home yet although bookmarked long before...

your picture is making me drool!!


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Suja Manoj said...

Stunning clicks,love it,bookmarking this one,can't wait to try this.

Prathibha said...

Love this snack,looks delicious

Chitra said...

I too tried this recently. lovely chat :)

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Nandita SS said...

Mouth watering Vada Pav!! Looks fabulous :)

Vimitha Anand said...

Simply adoroe this. looks delish

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

lovely recipe...

Arti said...

One of my favorites! Your presentation is lovely Satya, makes me want to grab a bite right now! But more than the vada, I absolutely loved your pav, I dont know anyone who prepares it at home.. Yours look so fluffy and definitely much more hygienic too... :)

thelady8home said...

Wow!! Mouthwatering!!!!!

Princy Vinoth said...

beautiful clicks making the vada pav even more tempting!

kitchen queen said...

Yummy and as a mumbaikar one of my hot favourite snacks.Ur clicks r lovely.

Priya said...

Excellent and irresistible,makes me hungry..


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