Special Vada Pav

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • For Vadas:
  • 3 large potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed coarsely
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander finely chopped
  • 1.5 tsp green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tbsp mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 pinches asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp each cumin and mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • oil to deep fry
  • For Batter:
  • 1 cup gram flour
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 pinches soda bicarb
  • 1 tbsp hot oil
  • salt to taste
  • water - as needed
  • Mix all ingredients of batter to form a dip thick enough to thickly coat back of a spoon. Keep aside.

How to Make Special Vada Pav

  • Heat oil (2 tbsp), add seeds to splutter. Add ginger, garlic, asafoetida, mint and stir.
  • Add onion, fry till light pink.
  • Add potatoes, coriander, salt, turmeric, lemon juice and gently mix well.
  • Cool a little. Make ping-pong sized balls. Keep aside. Heat oil for frying.
  • Dip one ball at a time in batter and gradually let into the hot oil. Deep fry till golden brown, turning as required. Fry 5-6 in a batch. Drain.
  • Serve hot with pav, green chutney and sweet tamarind chutney or tomato sauce.