Thursday, 22 November 2012

Vada Pav

Vada Pav is one of the popular Maharastrian street snack,which is very tasty and filling.To get the authentic flavour of vada pav I used freshly crushed ginger,garlic and green chillies,which I highly recomand you to use..because it makes a huge difference in taste if you use freshly crushed spice..

Ingredients for vada:
Potatoes-3 big(boiled, peeled and roughly mashed)
Onion-1,finely chopped
Ginger -1"stick
Garlic-4-5 cloves
Green chilli-3

Chilli powder-1tsp
Dhaniya powder-2tsp
Fresh coriander-2tbsp,finely chopped
Lemon/lime juice-1tbsp
Sugar-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Turmeric-pinch
Oil for frying

For batter:
Besan(chickpea flour)-1cup
Rice flour-1tbsp
Turmeric-pinch
Salt-1/2tsp
Baking soda-pinch
Water as required


Method:1.First crush ginger, garlic and green chillies roughly in a mixer without adding water.
2.Heat a oil in a pan,add mustard and cumin,when they begin to splutter,add onion, fry until little brown then add crushed ginger garlic and green chilli paste and saute for minute,then add mashed potatoes along
with chilli powder,dhaniya powder,sugar and salt mix well. Take out of the flame add coriander and lemon juice mix thoroughly.And keep it aside to cool.
3.In a bowl add besan,rice flour,turmeric,salt, and soda,mix this with water to slightly thicker than dosa
consistency.
4.Heat a oil for frying in kadai,Prepare lime size balls out of potato mixture and dip them in chickpea batter
and  deep fry them until golden brown and crispy.Take them out on a kitchen towel to absorb extra oil.

For frying green chillies:
Green chillies-10,deseeded and crushed
salt-1/2tsp
oil-2tsp
Method:
Heat little oil in a frying pan,add crushed green chillies and sprinkle little salt over each chillies and fry for 2-3 minutes and take out.


For peanut chutney powder:
Dry coconut-1tbsp
Garlic-2cloves
cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Peanuts-4tbsp
Tamarind-pea size
Dry red chillies-2
Salt to taste
Method:Dry roast all the ingredients above,after cooling dry grind them roughly.


For serving:
Pav or buns-10
Crushed and fried green chillies
Peanut chutney powder

Aloo vadas
Assembling:Toast the pav buns lightly and keep it aside.Take a pav put chutney powder in the middle then place vada on top,close the other half of the pav bun press gently.Serve with fried chilli...Enjoy with hot cup of chai
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