Vada Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes)
by Tarla Dalal
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Aptly called the poor man’s burger! deep-fried potato patties served between laddi pav smeared with an assortment of chutneys, this serves as a meal at a meagre price of just rs 5 to rs 10. Serve with fried green chillies if you like stuff a tad spicier, and perk it up further by adding finely chopped onions along with the chutneys.
- Heat the oil in a small kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the pounded mixture and sauté on a medium flame for a few more seconds.
- Add the potatoes, salt and turmeric powder,mix well and cook for a minute, while stirring continuously.
- Add the coriander and mix well.
- Remove from the flame and keep aside to cool.
- Divide into 4 equal portions and shape each portion into a round.
- Dip each vada in the prepared batter and deep-fry in hot oil till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.
- Slit a pav horizontally, apply meetha chutney, teekha chutney and sukha lehsun ka chutney (as per your taste) on the inner sides of the pav and stuff with a hot vada.
- Alternatively you can avoid the meetha chutney and teekha chutney and use only sukhi lehsun ki chutney.
- Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more vada pavs.
- Serve immediately with fried green chillies.
- Deep-fry the green chillies in hot oil till they become crisp and slightly whitish in colour. Drain on absorbent paper and serve.
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