Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cheese roasted vada pav

As I mentioned in my earlier post also, Vada Pav is a most most popular street food of Maharashtra. Last month   when I was at my parent's place my sister Sneha took me to one nice food joint to have fusion Vada pav. It is Cheese roasted Vada pav. Earlier I was not sure of the taste but when I took first bite, wow!!! A perfect blend of cheese and spicy hot Vada. Just love this fusion recipe. I have not made this home yet but clicked one snap there to post this recipe ASAP. I think Vada-Pav lover should try this once.


Laadi Pav - 6

Green chutney - 1/4 cup

Grated cheese - 1 cup

Potato - 6 medium

Oil - 1 tablespoon

Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon

Asafetida - A pinch

Fresh coriander leaves, chopped - 2 tablespoon

Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon

Salt to taste

For Paste

Green chilli - 3-4

Garlic cloves - 6-7

Ginger - 1 inch

Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon

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.

For sweet onion chutney

Finely chopped onion - 1

Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon

Coriender powder - 1 teaspoon

Chilli powder - 3 teaspoon

Sugar - 1/4 cup

Water 1/2 cup

Oil - 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste.

Boil, peel and mash potatoes. Make a paste of ingredients given under' for the paste'. Keep aside. Now heat oil in kadai. Add asafetida and turmeric powder. Then add 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. After that make small equal balls of potatoes mixture.

For Cover, mix all the ingredient. With water make a batter as we do for pakoda. Not too thick or not too watery.
Heat sufficient oil in kadai for deep fry. Oil should not be very hot. Now dip potato ball in the besan batter. It should get coated with batter from all the side. Deep fry it till golden brown. The cover will get crispy from outside. Drain on to paper towel.

For sweet onion chutney
Heat oil in a kadai . Add cumin, coriander and chilli powder and fry it little. Immediately add sugar and water. Mix it well. Reduced it to the consistency of syrup. Now add salt. Cool it completely and then add chopped onion. Mix well.

Serving Vada pav
Slit one pav, Spread onion chutney on one side and green chutney on another side as shown in picture. Spread grated cheese on both sides. (as much you like). Place Vada on it and press lightly. Close the pav. Now grill it in sandwich maker. Apply some butter on this sandwich. If you don't have sandwich maker you can roast it in pan. Cheese roasted Vada pav is ready. Can serve with fried green chilli.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Eggless orange-Carrot Cake

My first ever eggless cake. I had bookmarked this recipe since long but got Christmas 'Muhurat' to make this. It turned out very nice and spongy. My brother Sameer liked it. I was very much happy to listen his compliment. Special thanks to Rak's Kitchen, from her blog I had tried this cake. Only change or addition is I have added carrot to cake to enhance it's taste.


All purpose flour (APF) - 1 & 1/4 cup

Condensed Milk - 1 cup

Orange juice - 1/2 cup

Grated carrot - 1/4 cup

Sunflower Oil - 1/2 cup

Powdered sugar - 3 tablespoons

Baking powder - 1 teaspoon

Baking soda - 1/2 teaspoon

Orange Zest - 1/2 teaspoon

Lemon Juice - 1 tsp

Orange essence - 1 teaspoon


Preheat oven at 180 degree C. Sieve dry items, that is APF, Baking powder, Baking soda. Now in a deep bowl pour oil, orange juice, lime juice, essence, condense milk. Add powder sugar then whisk it nicely. It should be fluffy mixture. Now add grated carrot and orange zest and mix wel. Then add dry ingredient little by little and mix well. Take care that no lumps should form while mixing. Grease the baking pan with butter and dust it with APF. Now pour the batter in pan neatly. Bake it for 30 minutes. Let it cool down on wire rack. Lovely orange flavored spongy eggless cake is ready to serve. So now pure vegetarian people also can enjoy their Christmas with this cake:-)

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