My hubby spent his earlier job days at Mumbai still somewhere inside his heart,he is a Mumbaikar and really like Mumbai street food
one day he asked me ,do you know how to make Vada Pav ??
i had never visited Mumbai but ate this dish at a friend house here at the USA.
it is a vegetarian fast food/street food dish native to the state of Maharashtra. The dish consists of a deep-fried potato dumpling (vada) placed inside a bun (pav) sliced almost in half through the middle then apply a little or as much one prefer Spicy green chutney and dry garlic chutney on the inner sides of the pav and stuff with a hot vada and serve with fried green chillies.
Here I am sharing my version of Vada Pav which I prepared today the first time and he really loved it.
For today’s Vada Pav recipe, I have made everything from the scratch dry and wet chutneys and vada.Except Pav its store bought.
Pav or bun
For vada (potato dumplings )
Boiled potatoes 2-4
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Turmeric 1 tsp
Curry leaves 10-12
Salt to taste
Garlic /ginger /green chilli crushed 2 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Batter to fry dumplings
Gram flour (Besan ) 1 cup
Red chilli 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
oil for deep frying
green chilli 2-3 ( optional)
method to prepare Vada
Take oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves Then crushed garlic ,ginger & chilli and saute well.Now add turmeric powder, a tsp of salt, and boiled potatoes Mix them well.keep aside to cool down and make a ball of round shape or any shape you prefer.
mix all ingredients for batter and make a smooth paste.Add enough water to make a thick batter. Whisk well until you get a lump-free batter.Once the batter is ready, keep it aside for 15-20 minutes.
heat oil in a pan to fry potatoes Dumplings .
Dip the potatoes balls completely in to the besan mix and deep fry in the pan over medium heat & fry till golden brown.
Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside. (You can make rest of Dumplings using rest of the batter).
How to Fry Green chillies
In the same pan add green chilies and fry them.
note :- Be careful, as green chilies tend to splutter.so slit green chilli and deep fry .
For green chutney
1 bunch cilantro /coriander leaves
1 garlic cloves
1 green chilli
Salt as per taste
Lime juice 1tsp or as per taste
mustard oil 1 tsp
In a grinder jar add all ingredients & Grind smooth with little bit water .Empty you jar & pour your mixture in a container or a bowl. add oil ,i prefer Mustard oil or you can Skip it.
Dry garlic chutney
1/4 cup desiccated coconut or fresh
2 tsp sesame seeds
Salt to taste
Kashmiri red chilli powder or Red chilli 1 tbsp
Oil 1 tsp
Heat pan add oil on med-low heat then add garlic and saute for 30-40 sec or till it starts browning .Same pan saute desiccated coconut on low heat (30-40 sec) & remove it .Same way sesame seeds .Let all ingredients cool down.
In a blender jar add all ingredients & add chilli powder & salt.
Press pulse button (otherwise ingredients will release oil ) once or twice & don’t make it fine leave it coarse .Chutney is ready .
Note :- i don’t have fresh coconut so i used desiccated one.My family Doesn’t like too much Spicy so i have used kashmiri red chilli powder.
How to assemble Vada Pav
Take buns or pao and put green chutney, and dry garlic chutney inner side of both bun and keep fried potato dumplings between them.
Serve with the garnishing of fried green chillies and sprinkle more dry garlic chuney ontop. Serve immediately.
Note :- You can adjust the amount of all chutneys as per preference.