Vada Paav …..The Indian Burger. All time favorite snack of all Indians which originates from Maharashtra. Abundantly found in eatries and restaurants in Western India especially in Maharashtra. Its very spicy and tasty and loved by all the ages.
I haven’t come across anybody who says NO :O to this mouth watering snack. Moreover its so easy to carry, you will find people walking, running, traveling and enjoying this at the same time. I can’t stop writing about this dear dear college canteen companion.
I am sure many of you will have fond memories associated with a vada paav and cutting Chai. Would love to hear!!
Vada paav nahi khaya to kya khaya!!!!
Potatoes (boiled) – 2 large sized
Ginger and garlic paste (freshly grounded) – 2 tablespoons
Green chilies and coriander (grounded together) – 2 tablespoons
Salt – to taste
Paav – 5
For the coating –
Chick pea flour (Besan) – 1 ½ cups
Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
Salt – to taste
Oil – to deep fry
- Peel and mash the boiled potatoes well. Add in the ginger garlic paste and the chili and coriander paste along with the salt to it and mix well. Refer a.
- Divide into equal portions and shape into balls. Keep aside. Refer b.
- In a bowl place the chick pea flour. Add the red chili powder, turmeric powder. Mix well and using water as required make a coating consistency batter. Refer c.
- Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Dip the potato mixture balls in batter and deep fry in hot oil till golden brown in color. Drain the excess oil.
- Stuff the vadas in the paav and serve with lasun chutney and fried mirchi.
You may add turmeric to the vada mixture to make it yellow.
Slit the paav horizontally and do not slice them completely.
How to fry the green chilies (mirchi) – Take 2-3 green chilies. Slit them horizontally and not completely. Apply a little bit of salt to it and then fry it in the oil. Be careful as the seeds from the green chilies tend to splutter.