Hello friends! Looking at the title I am sure everyone would say wow!!!!!! yummy..........
Well, as all know, vada pav or as it is called desi burger is very famous street food of Mumbai but now a days, its found everywhere. There is no fixed version of how to make delicious vadas as per my views. So here I present my version which does not contain garlic and includes other spices.
Vada pav is basically batata vada or potato balls dumped in gramflour paste and deep fried. They are stuffed in pavs or buns. Try my version and I am sure you all would love it.
- 5-6 boiled potatoes
- 1 cup besan/gram flour
- 2-3 green chillies
- 2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp red chilli powder
- 1 tbsp coriander/cumin powder
- 1 tbsp amchoor/anardana powder
- 1tsp mustard seeds
- few sprigs of curry patta
- 1 tbsp oil for tempering+ more oil for deep frying
- 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
- Salt to taste
- a pinch of asafoetida
- pav buns as needed
- Coriander & mint chutney and sweet dates chutney as desired
Mash the boiled potatoes and add the dry masalas with 1 tsp turmeric powder. Mix well so all masalas are mixed well in the potatoes. In a pan heat 1tbsp oil and add mustard seeds. Once they crackle add chopped green chilli, curry patta and asafoetida. Saute for a minute and add mashed potatoes mixture. Mix well. Remove from flame and let it cool.
Make a pakoda consistency batter of gramflour with salt , turmeric powder and 1tbsp oil. Make sure its lump free. Heat oil in kadhai. Make balls of potato mixture and dunk in batter. Deep fry in medium heat. Turn sides till both sides are golden brown. Remove on kitchen paper to drain excess oil.
Slit the pav buns and spread chutneys as desired. Put one vada in middle and close the top. Your vada pav is ready. Personally I love vadas without chutney and hence in these pics the mild chutney is added.