I have had a lot of Indian food in the USA including chats, samosas and Indo chinese. But the one thing I really miss straight from our the streets is vada pav. I have had certain versions but none were even a close hit as compared to what we get in Mumbai or Pune. So, I make my own at home to satisfy the street food cravings. Presenting our very own Indian burger.
For the vada stuffing:
- 3 potatoes (boiled, peeled and mashed)
- 4-6 green chillies ( depending on taste)
- ginger garlic paste (2 table spoons)
- curry leaves about 6-8
- mustard seeds (1/2 teaspoon)
- cumin seeds(1/2 teaspoon)
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- cilantro/ coriander
- oil for tempering
Batter for the outer layer:
- 1 1/2 cups chick pea flour
- 2 tablespoons rice flour
- 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
- a pinch of asafetida
- a pinch of baking soda
- oil for frying
MAKING THE VADA:
Finish with lime juice and coriander leaves .
Allow the stuffing to cool and form lemon size balls.
Now, make batter of medium consistency ( not too thick and not too runny) by adding water to ingredients mentioned in batter for outer layer
Heat oil in a frying pan.Dip the potato balls in the batter and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towel.
Prepare the chutneys as follows:
- 8-10 Garlic cloves peeled
- 1/4 cup khopra (dry coconut)
- 4-5 Red Chillies
- 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon Coriander seeds
- 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango) powder
- 1 teaspoon oil
Heat oil in a skillet/ frying pan and add all ingredients and saute for a minute. Allow to cool and grind into a powder.
Enjoying Delicious vada pav with coffee.What else do you need on a snowy day?
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