(One of the popular street food of Mumbai)
Preparation time—15 minutes Cooking time—12-15 minutes
- Boiled and mashed potatoes-6 medium
- Mustard seeds-1tsp
- Green chillies,finely chopped-1tsp
- Asafoetida(hing)- ¼tsp
- Turmeric powder-½ tsp
- Salt-to taste
FOR OUTER COVERING
- Bengal gram flour(besan)-1 cup
- Soda bicarbonate-a pinch
- Red chilli powder-½ tsp
- Turmeric powder- ½tspSalt-to taste
- Oil- for deep frying
1-Batter for outer covering–To make the batter, take gram flour in a bowl. Add soda, red chjlli powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix.
2-Add sufficient water and make a smooth and thick batter. Set aside for 15 minutes.
3-Heat 1tbsp of oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, as mustard seeds crackles, stir in hing and turmeric powder .Add green chilies, garlic and ginger and sauté for a few seconds.
4-Add the potatoes and salt and mix well.
5-Remove from the fire and cool. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a balls.
6-Heat sufficient oil in a kadhai.Dip each ball in the prepared batter, coat it nicely and deep fry the vadas till golden and crisp.
7-Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.
8-Now slice each pav into half and apply some dry garlic chutney inside.Place one vada in each pav and serve.