Spicy Treats: Mumbai's famous Vada Pav, now in your kitchen!
One of those dishes associated with Mumbai’s famous street food is spicy Vada Pav. And once paired with those fiery accompaniments like fried green chillies and lasoon chutney, it makes it a dish to die for! Go ahead, recreate this street food on a rainy day with our easy recipe.
Coarse gram flour (Fortune Besan) (1 1/4 cups)
Salt (as per taste)
Red chilli powder (1/2 tsp)
Turmeric powder (1/4 tsp)
Soda bicarbonate (a small pinch)
Large potatoes boiled and peeled (6)
Pav small (8)
Fortune Oil to deep fry (1 tbsp +)
Asafoetida (hing) (a pinch)
Turmeric powder (haldi) (1/4 tsp)
Green chilli-garlic paste (1 tbsp)
Salt (as per the taste)
Fresh coriander leaves chopped (1/4 cup)
Lemon juice (1 tbsp)
First things first, let’s get the batter ready! Add gram flour to a bowl. Then, add in salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, soda and mix well.
Keep adding in sufficient water and start whipping to achieve a smooth, thick batter. Set it aside for about 15 mins. Now, let’s place the boiled potatoes in a bowl.
Heat oil in a pan. Add in turmeric powder, asafoetida, green chilli-garlic paste and mix. Now, bring in the potatoes, followed by salt and mix. Once mixed, set aside to cool.
Done? Then add in coriander leaves, lemon juice and mash the potatoes further to mix it all together.
Now, divide the mixture into eight equal portions. Start shaping into vadas.
Next, heat oil in a kadai. Dip each potato vada in the batter and then slowly drop them in deep fry. Remove once golden and crisp on the outside and drain them on absorbent paper.
Time to slit each pav, spread some dry garlic chutney on the inside, place a vada and press lightly.