Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pav Vada and not Vada Pav

As all of us knew that vada pav is very famous in  Maharashtra. In our college days we used to live on vada pav for complete day.  I still remember the taste of college canteen vada pav. Like this one more famous dish of our canteen with same ingredients but different methods is 'PAV VADA'.  Specially if it's raining outside and you are having  pav vada with cutting ki chai…………………..heaven. Give a try…..

Bread slices - 8-10
Green chutney - 2-3 tablespoon 
Oil for deep frying
For stuffing
Potatoes - 3
Green chilies -2-3
Garlic cloves - 4-5
Grated ginger - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Oil - 2 teaspoons
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Asafetida - A pinch
Fresh coriander leaves, chopped - 2 tablespoon
Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
For cover
Bengal gram flour (Besan) - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Ajwain - 1/4 teaspoon
Hot oil - 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste.
Boil, peel and mash potatoes.  Make a paste of green chilly, garlic, ginger and cumin seeds. Keep aside. Now heat oil in kadai. Add asafetida and turmeric powder. Then add green chilly paste and saute it for 1-2 minutes. Now add mashed potatoes, salt and chopped fresh coriander, lemon juice and mix well. Keep aside to cool.
For Cover, mix all the ingredients. With water make a batter as we do for pakoda. Not too thick or not watery.
Take one slice of the bread. Spread little green chutney on one side of the bread. Then  Spread potato mixture . Spread little green chutney on another slice and place it on top of the first slice. Press it tightly. Now cut the sandwich diagonally in half to make two triangles. 
Heat sufficient oil in kadai. Oil should not be very hot.  Now deep sandwich triangles in batter. Batter should get coated evenly from all sides.  Deep it in hot oil and fry till it becomes crispy on medium flame.  Gramagaram pav vada tayyaaaaar hain……. Can be serve with fried green chilly.

This goes to  Denny's and Kirthi's blog.

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