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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Vada Pav

I could pick a recipe of my own choice for today, the Day 3 under "Taming the Yeast" theme, given that I featured one of the buns I posted in the last two days. I chose to go with the eggless burger buns I posted this week to prepare the famous street food from the Mumbai region, the vada pav. Vada pav often dubbed as the Indian burger is a combo of a vada, the potato fritter and the pav, a bun. Lime sized spicy potato curry balls are coated with chickpea flour batter and then deep fried. A spicy garlic chutney is smeared on the lower side of the bun and the fritter is sandwiched between the bun slices. The vada pav is said to be originally started as a cheap meal for the low income group but soon the tasty snack went on to become one of the popular street foods of Mumbai.
What you need for vada pav:
Burger buns / Pav buns
Batata vada / Aloo bonda
Garlic chutney (Recipe below)

Method:
* You can use traditional pav buns or the store-bought hamburger buns. I used the eggless burger buns.
* I used this aloo bonda recipe. Just add sauteed minced ginger, onion and garlic before adding the mashed, boiled potatoes.
* For garlic chutney, powder 3 cloves of garlic, 1 tsp red chili powder / 4 - 5 red chillies, 1/4 cup grated dry coconut and salt. (I had to add a little water to facilitate grinding.)
* Now to assemble the vada pav, cut the bun cross-wise into two and spread some garlic chutney thinly on the bottom portion. Place the aloo vada between the two slices and enjoy.
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Comments

13 comments:

Varadas Kitchen said...

Reminds me of the time I was working in Mumbai. Yours turned out great!

Chef Mireille said...

they look great and with these fresh homemade buns must have tasted even better

Srividhya said...

Love vada pavs.. could grab any time

sneha datar said...

A yummy and all time favorite of Mumbaikars.

Jayanthi Sindhiya said...

Mouthwatering... Pictures are so good!!

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, this vada pav is torturing me, mouth is watering here.

Padmajha PJ said...

Love this one Suma.Makes me nostalgic.

Sarita said...

Vada pav looks great with home made buns.

Srivalli said...

All time favorite of mine Suma..ever since I have tasted this, I have always wanted to make it again and again..your version looks so inviting..enjoyed your bread making very much!

Pavani N said...

What a yummy treat Suma. Those vada pavs look too good to pass up. Parcel me a few (dozens) please :-)

Manjula Bharath said...

omg vada is seriously tempting me badly :) perfectly made and so delicious vada :) very inviting !!

Harini-Jaya R said...

Very tempting and addictive Vada Pav!

Priya Srinivasan said...

Oh yum suma, that garlic chutney, i m already drooling!!! Looks cute! My sister is a mumbaikar and she goes ga-ga-ga-ga over this vada-pav!!!!