Sunday, August 18, 2013

Vada Pav (Indian Burger)

Vada Pav - Indian version of burger, a staple of Mumbai street stalls.
Pav means dinner rolls. The vada means Patty is made of a spicy potato filling, coated with gram flour and deep fried. Along with a spicy garlic chutney and  a fried green chili, vada is served inside a Pav. It is one of the most loved street foods. 

Vada Pav is a famous Maharastrian recipe. It is also called as "Mumbai's Burger". This is very tasty, filling and yummy snack to have at any time.


For the vada filling:
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • pinch of asafetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 5-6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green chili
  • 2 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 3 boiled and mashed potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt to taste

For the outer coating:
  • 1 cup besan (Bengal gram flour)
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • a pinch of baking soda
  • salt to taste

Other ingredients:


For the Vada:
  1. Heat the oil and add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add the asafetida and curry leaves and sauté for a few seconds.
  2. Add the chopped green chili, grated garlic and ginger and sauté again for a few seconds.
  3. Add the potatoes, chopped coriander leaves, turmeric powder, garam masala, lemon juice and salt and mix well.
  4. Switch off the flame and let it cool down.
  5. Meanwhile heat the oil in a deep frying pan for vada.
  6. Divide Potato mixture into equal sized portions and Shape into small balls.
  7. For the outer coating, combine all the ingredients in a bowl, add 1 tablespoon of hot oil and make a medium thick batter using water.
  8. Dip each ball of the vada filling into the batter and allow it to coat the mixture well .
  9. Deep fry in hot oil, till golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper and keep aside.

How to Serve:
  • Slice each pav into half and spread some dry garlic chutney inside.
  • Place one vada inside each pav and serve with a fried green chili. 
Note: You can also use bread slices if the pav is not available.
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