Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Vada Pav




Vada pav is a very popular snack of Maharashtra.Pav stands for bread or bun.Batata stands for potato.Vada pav mainly consists of batata vada sandwiched inside pav.


Ingredients -
pav(4)
potatoes(2 big)
green chillies(3-4)
garlic cloves(4)
asafoetida(hing)
turmeric powder
salt
fresh coriander leaves
gram flour(besan)
red chilly powder
water
oil for deep frying


Vada Pav Chutney -
garlic cloves(7-8)
red chillies(3-4)
freshly grated coconut(2-3 tbspns)
red chilly powder
salt
oil


Method -
Boil the potatoes and mash them.
Make a paste of garlic cloves and green chillies.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
Add hing and garlic-chilly paste.
Add the mashed potatoes.Put in salt and turmeric powder.
Cook for 2 min and add fresh coriander leaves.
Mix together besan,turmeric powder(a pinch),salt,red chilly powder and water to form a batter.The batter should be little thick and not watery.
Make balls out of the potato mixture.
Dip them in the besan batter and deep fry till crispy(golden-brown).


Chutney preparation-
Heat 1 tspn oil in a pan.
Add the coconut and garlic to it.
Turn off the flame,let it cool and then grind this along with salt and red chilly.
Add red chilly powder and mix well.


Take 1 pav and divide it into 2.
Apply the chutney on one half.Place the vada over it and press with the other half.
Serve vada pav hot with tea :-)





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