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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Mumbai street Food - Vada Paav

Tempting and tasty Mumbai street food Vada paav. It is rare of any person who has stayed/ visited mumbai or mumbai suburbs, to not to know about vada paav.It the life line of mumbai and lunch of many office goers in mumbai. economy filling and tasty is what sums up to vada paav. After i got married and came to US I long for it. And one day finally decided to try it at home. Here is my recipe for the tasty and evergreen vada paav

You will need :

For the filling: or vada
Potatoes - 6 medium (boiled and mashed)
Garlic cloves - 5-6
ginger (chopped) - ginger 4 tsp
Green chillies - 3 chopped
Mustard seeds - 2 tsp
turmeric powder
salt to taste

For the batter of vada :

Gramflour - 2 cups
red chilli powder - 1tsp
salt to taste
maida - 1/3 cup

Buns or paav or bread slices
chopped onions
Dry garlic chutney
and / or Tamarind chutney
Oil for deep frying

Method :

In a kadhai take some oil and put in the mustard seeds. Once it splutters add in the green chillies, ginger and chopped and mashed garlic. Mix well. Now add the turmeric powder and mix for 2 more minutes. Add the potatoes, salt and stir well till the potatoes and the masal mix in well and a nice smell erupts. Now, after the mixture cools a bit... make small balls out of it and keep it aside.

Now mix all the given ingredients for the batter in a big bowl. Add water and make a batter of dipping consistency. This batter shouldn't be very liquidy.You may add a pinch of soda to the batter to make it more crispy... but its just optional.

Now In a big kadhai heat some oil for deep frying. Dip the vadas into the batter and drop them into the oil. once it turns golden in colour... remove them from the oil onto a paper napkin.Your vadas are ready.

Now for serving them. Take a paav or bun. Put some chutney (whichever u like.. garlic chutney, tamarind chutney or even mint chutney. Traditionally its eaten with spicy garlic chutney.) inside the paav. put some onions inside it too.Now place the vada in between the paav . Serve hot. your yummy tasty vada paav is ready

Serve hot. Eat it along with masala chai. Enjoy!!

1 comment:

Vidya.Ganesh said...

heyy kool! glad too see people like my blog! ;) heyyy kewl recipies yaar.. gr88..m gonna try sm of dem 4 sure!!!!!!!!! tc....