If you go across the streets of mumbai or if you ever thing about chats and street foods, the first thing which comes to your mind is 'BATATA VADA' or 'VADA PAV' as it is called my most of the people..I totally love it anytime of the day..A fluffy soft buttery buns stuffed with a crispy spicy potato bondas, we don't stop at that, this goodness gets all the chutneys which a chat should have, all also a final adorement of a fried green chilli which totally makes it.
The cool thing in this is you could fill it with anything as you wish..You could fill with onion bhajjis, potato bhajjis and many more..I made both of them and will post them soon..I actually loved the onion bhajji stuffed one a lot..This makes a meal by itself, you can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or with evening tea..This recipe calls for all the three chutney which you need for any chat items, you can find all the recipes in my blog. Traditionally this is served with a fried chilli , but if you can't handle it you can skip that.
I hope you love it and let me know what you think..
Gram Flour -1 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder -1 tsp
Water as needed
Potatoes - 3 large boiled, peeled and mashed
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Ginger - 1 tblspn minced
Garlic - 1 tblspn minced
Curry leaves -1 spring
Green Chilli - 2 chopped finely
Salt to taste
Green chillies- as needed ( optional)
Mix the ingrediants given for the batter to a smooth paste. Set this aside for a moment.
Now make the filling. Heat oil on medium heat. Add mustard seeds and allow them to pop.
Add curry leaves, ginger, garlic and fry for 30 secs. Now add in turmeric and salt and mix well.
Add the cooked mashed potatoes and mix well. Filling Done.
Allow this to cool down and form small balls from it. Dip this in the batter and coat on all sides. Drop in hot oil and fry till golden brown. Remove this to a plate.
Drop green chillies in hot oil and fry for a min. Remove this to a paper towel.
Now time to assemble..Take all the stuffs to a table..You will need Pav Buns , Green Chutney ,Tamarind Chutney, Garlic Chutney, fried bondas, dried green chillies..All these recipes are available in my blog, click in the recipe to go to that page.
First slit the pav bun in half and apply green chutney and tamarind chutney on the sides. Drop a potato bonda in the center and top it with some garlic chutney..Now if you very brave stuff a green chilli inside the bun and dig in straight away.
Enjoy your vada pav with a cup of chai.
|Take all your ingrediants for batter...Add chilli powder too|
|take gram flour in a bowl|
|add salt and turmeric|
|pour over some water|
|and mix well|
|Opps..I forgot to add chilli powder..Ok no probs, add now..|
|mix well..batter done|
|take all your ingrediants for filling|
|potatoes are cooked and mashed|
|add ginger and garlic|
|add green chilli|
|now goes turmeric and salt|
|and mix well|
|allow to cool a bit|
|divide into equal balls|
|dip balls in batter|
|and coat all sides|
|drop in oil and fry|
|Remove to a plate|
|This is the yummy part..Take some chillies and drop them in hot oil..Stay back, because they will splatter|
|fry till they are blistered|
|remove to a plate|
|Now time for assembling|
|take a bun and slit in half|
|apply green chutney and tamarind chutney|
|place a pav bun in the center|
|and take a huge bite|