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Vada pav
By : Rajeswari Vijayanand
Category : Snacks and refreshments, Potato
Servings : 4
Time Taken : 45-60 mins
Rating :

For Red garlic chutney:
Dry roast coconut till dry and grind everything with little or no water. Grind to make a wet chutney.

For green chutney:
Blend everything with very less water and store in an airtight container. You can refrigerate and use for various chats/sandwiches.

For vada:

  1. Pressure cook potatoes, peel off the skin and mash it.
  2. Chop garlic and green chillies finely.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and season with the items given under the `To temper` table.
  4. Add garlic, green chillies, turmeric, salt and fry.
  5. Add the mashed potato and mix well.
  6. Stir fry for two minutes.
  7. Allow to cool and divide into 6 and make balls.
  8. Make a thick batter with gram flour, rice flour, turmeric and salt, adding a little water.
  9. Heat a paniyaram pan or kadai with oil for deep frying.
  10. Coat the potato balls with the besan batter and fry them until golden brown in all the sides.
  11. Drain in paper towel.
  12. To arrange the vada and pav, slit the buns in two, leaving one side still in contact.
  13. Apply green and red chutneys on the inner sides of the buns.
  14. Place the vada in the middle and close the bun.

Recipe courtesy: Rak`s Kitchen

2 - potatoes
1/8 tsp - turmeric powder
2 - green chillies
2 flakes - garlic
Salt as needed
For outer covering
1/4 cup - besan flour
1 tbsp - rice flour
Turmeric, 2 pinches
Cooking soda, a pinch
Salt as needed

To temper:
1 tsp - oil
1/2 tsp - mustard
1/8 tsp - asafoetida
Curry leaves, a few

For Red garlic chutney:
1-2 tsp - red chilli powder
10-12 flakes - garlic
2 tbsp - coconut, grated
Salt as needed

For green chutney:
Mint or coriander leaves, 1 small bunch
1-2 - green chilli
Lemon juice from 1 lemon
5-7 - almonds/Cashews(optional)
Salt as needed

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