Vada Pav



Vada pav is my favorite street food on the streets of Mumbai. No trip to Mumbai is complete without tasting this delicacy.


Ingredients:
For vada

  • Potatoes (2 large, boiled & mashed)
  • Green chilly (1, chopped)
  • Onion(1, chopped)
  • Turmeric powder(1 tsp)
  • Chilly powder(2 tsp)
  • Coriander leaves(few, chopped)
  • Salt as per taste.
  • For batter
  • Bengal gram flour/besan (1/2 cup)
  • Chilly powder (a pinch)
  • Baking powder(a pinch)
  • Salt(1 tsp)
  • Turmeric powder(1 tsp)
  • Water to make thick batter (about 1/2 cup)

Method:

  1. In a mixing bowl, add potatoes, green chilly, onion, turmeric, chilly powder, coriander leaves, salt and mix well.
  2. Take small portion of the mixture and make small lemon size balls. Press it gently to give it a shape. Keep this vada aide.
  3. To make the batter, in another mixing bowl, add bengal gram flour, chilly powder, baking powder, salt, turmeric powder, little by little water and mix well to form a thick batter.
  4. Now dip the vada in the batter and coat it all over.
  5. Heat oil in a pan to deep fry.
  6. Add the vada into the oil and deep fry till it turns nice golden brown in color.
  7. Take the vada off the flame into a tissue paper.
  8. Now cut the pao and spread some mint chutney on it.

Place the vada like a burger and serve when warm. Enjoy your vada pav!

Vada Pao