Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Vada Pav | Mumbai Vada Pav | Street Food

Vada Pav is the most famous mumbai street food.You can say that it's an Indian version of burger. Just like patties in burger, vada is used in Vada Pav. Vada is made of spicy potato masala coated with gram flour batter and then deep fried in oil. Instead of sauces, here in vada pav, two varieties of chutneys are used and the way of assemble the burger and the vada pava also too similar.Though it's the famous mumbai food, now a days you can get it across India, but the preparation of vada and chutneys are slightly varies from region to region. 
ST is quite fond of vada pav, his fondness towards vada pav was developed when he was working in Mumbai for almost 2 years. Initially he thought that it was weird combination to eat bun with bonda(In Tamilnadu,it's called as Bonda,instead of vada) and hesitate to give it a try.But later when he had tried it from street vendors, he was amazed by it's taste and he started to have it as breakfast for most of the day.For his sake, i make this vada pava at home often and i must say that each mouthful is so delicious and you can't stop at one for sure.

Mumbai Vada Pav

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsMakes :
Recipe Category: Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Pav Bread - 7
Boiled Potato - 2
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1/2 tsp(finely chopped)
Cumin Seed - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves - few
Oil - for frying
Green Chutney - as needed
Dry Coconut Chutney - as needed
Green chilies - few
For Batter
Besan - 1/4 cup
Rice flour - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Red Chili Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Water - as needed 

Peel the potatoes and take it in a bowl, mash it with fork, then add the spices (turmeric,Chili powder) & salt and mix it together with potatoes well.Heat the pan with oil, add cumin seed and ginger and saute it in oil for 30 secs, then add the mashed potatoes.Cook it in medium flame for 10 mins or until the raw smell leaves.Finally add the coriander leaves and switch off the flame. Let it cool completely,then make small balls from the potato masala.Now for the batter, add all the ingredients listed under "For Batter" into the bowl except water, mix it well with spoon  and  then gradually add water and make smooth batter.Heat the oil in sauce pan/kadai for frying, dip the potato balls in the batter and coat well on all sides and then drop it in oil.Cook till all the sides becomes golden brown and then remove it on tissue paper, do the same for the remaining potato balls.Finally add few green chili in the oil and fry it for 30 secs and remove it. Now it's time to assemble.Take the pav bun,apply the green chutney on both sides, then place the potato bonda inside and top it with dry coconut chutney.That's it, Home made Vada Pav is ready.
Time to dig in

  • The besan batter neither too thick nor too thin,it should be in pouring consistency and thick enough to coat the potato balls.
  • Make the chutneys a day before and refrigerate, it will reduce the task on the day of making vada pav.
  • Add more or less of chutneys as per your preference.

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