India’s all time favorites Snack “Vada Pav” Recipes

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  1. jennyd


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    Vada Pav (Marathi: वड़ा पाव), sometimes spelled wada pav or vada paav is very famous in India especially in Maharashtra. Vada Pav used to be a poor man’s food, but these days everyone spotted eating it at Mumbai numerous roadside food stalls! Sometimes its also known as “Indian Burger“.


    Vada filling
    • 1 1/2 cups boiled and mashed potatoes
    • 2 green chillies, chopped
    • 1 1/2 tbsp grated garlic
    • 1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
    • 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
    • 6 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
    • 1 tbsp oil
    Its outer covering
    • 3/4 cup besan (Bengal gram flour)
    • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
    • a pinch of baking soda
    • 1 tsp oil
    • salt to taste
    • oil for deep-frying
    Pavs (small squares of white bread)

    Method of Preparation: vada fillling
    • Pound the green chillies, ginger and garlic using a mortar and pestle.
    • Heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. When they crackle, add the asafoetida and curry leaves and sauté for a few seconds.
    • Add the pounded mixture and sauté again for a few seconds.
    • Add the potatoes, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
    • Remove from the fire and cool.
    • Divide into 8 equal portions. Shape into rounds.
    Method of Preparation: outer covering
    • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and make a batter using approximately 1/3 cup of water.
    • Dip each round of the vada filling into the batter and allow it to coat the mixture well.
    • Deep fry in hot oil, till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.
    Ingredients of Dry Garlic Chutney
    • Oil – 1 teaspoon
    • Garlic cloves – ⅓ cup
    • Desiccated coconut – ¼ cup
    • Red chili powder – 2 tablespoons
    • Salt – to taste
    Method of Preparation: Dry Garlic Chutney
    • Heat the oil in pan on medium heat.
    • Once hot add garlic cloves and sauté them till lightly brown.
    • Then add desiccated coconut and sauté them till coconut become lightly golden.
    • Let it cool little bit.
    • Add garlic and coconut mixture in food processor. Add red chili powder and salt.
    • Pulse it till mixture is grinded and become crumbly. (if you are using mixer then do not use any water.)
    Process to serve
    • Slice each pav into half and spread some dry garlic chutney inside.
    • Place one vada in each pav and serve immediately.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2014