Vada Pav, Mumbai Vada Pav

Vada Pav

Vada Pav, more popular as Mumbai Vada Pav is a Maharashtrian dish. It is a street food found all over India. This is an Indian Burger made of spicy potato patty served in a square shaped bun. You can also enjoy the Vada known as Aloo Bonda on it’s own with sauce or chutney.

Yield: 8 to 10
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 
10 Pav buns (square buns)
50 grams dry Garlic chutney
1 recipe green chutney
1 recipe Imli chutney (tamarind)

For the Vada
300 grams boiled potato
2 green chillies chopped
6 cloves garlic
2” piece of ginger chopped
2 teaspoon coriander chopped
2 teaspoon oil
½ teaspoon rai (mustard seeds)
1 tej patta (bay leaf)
A pinch of turmeric
Salt

For the batter
¾ cup besan (gram flour)
¼ cup rice flour
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
A pinch of soda bicarb
Oil for deep frying

Directions 

  • Mash the potatoes and keep.
  • Pound the green chilies’, ginger and garlic to a coarse paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add rai and let it crackle, add the chilli paste mix, bay leaves and stir for 20 seconds.
  • Now add the potatoes, turmeric and sauté for a couple of minutes.
  • Add salt and coriander, mix well. Switch off the heat.
  • Cool and divide into 8 to 10 parts and make balls.
  • Flatten the balls like patties and set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine the entire ingredient and make a batter with ¾ cup of water. Beat well for 2 to 3 minutes. Adjust the thickness as the batter should not be too thick or too thin. When you dip the potato patties it should coat well.
  • Heat the oil on medium heat for frying.
  • Dip the patties in the batter and deep fry till golden brown.

How to proceed

  • Slice each Pav into 2 and spread a little of the dry garlic chutney.
  • Place a Vada and close with the other half of Pav.
  • Serve with green and Imli chutney.

Vada Pav, Mumbai Vada Pav, Bonda with Bun

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