Oil-Free Vada Pav

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Oh! Have you been missing out on vada pav because of its fat content? This low calorie version must be a dream come true, then! Simple... Instead of frying the vadas I roasted them on a non-stick pan, and it turned out to be just as great as the fried ones, believe me! Use whole wheat pav/bread if available. Garlic chutney adds spice and flavour to this snack. To further cut down on the calories, I made garlic chutney without the fat-laden coconut. Just before serving warm the vada pav in an oven/microwave to boost its scrumptiousness!

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 vadas
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    For the batter

    1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl with enough water to make a batter of pouring consistency. Keep aside.

    For the vadas

    1. Combine the potatoes, ginger-green chilli paste, coriander, lemon juice and salt together in a bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
    2. Heat a non-stick pan on a medium flame and when hot, add the mustard seeds, turmeric powder, curry leaves asafoetida and garlic and dry roast for about 2 minutes.
    3. Add to the potato mixture and mix well.
    4. Divide it into 4 equal portions and shape them into flat rounds and keep aside.
    5. Heat a non-stick pan on a medium flame.
    6. Dip the potato rounds in the batter and place them on the pan.
    7. Cover and cook on a low flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
    8. Turn upside down, cover again and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
    9. Remove the lid and cook on both sides till they turn golden brown. Keep aside.

    How to proceed

    1. Cut 1 burger bun into 2 pieces, apply 1 teaspoon garlic chutney on one side of the burger bun.
    2. Place a vada on it and cover it with another piece of burger bun on top.
    3. Repeat with the remaining vadas and batter to make 3 more vada pavs.
    4. Serve immediately.

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    Oil-Free Vada Pav
     on 11 Sep 12 06:53 PM

    very very tastey, I am so happy now I can eat as many vada pav as I wish and that too without any guilt. Thanks a lot Taralaji
    Oil-Free Vada Pav
     on 03 May 12 01:03 AM

    Oil-Free Vada Pav
     on 07 Feb 12 10:51 PM