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Vada Pav

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Ingredients for Vada:

Potatoes - 3 medium sized

Curry leaves – 10

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Garlic cloves – 5

Ginger – 1 inch piece

Green Chillies – 5

Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp

Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Ingredients for vada crust:

Chickpea flour - 1 1/2 cup

Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – 1/4 tsp

Turmeric – a pinch

Ingredients for Green Chutney:

Coriander leaves – 2 bunch

Mint leaves – 1 bunch

Green Chillies – 2

Lemon Juice – 1 tsp

Garlic cloves – 5

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric – 1/4 tsp

Preparation:

Pressure cook potatoes and mash them.  Meanwhile finely chop green chillies, ginger, garlic and curry leaves.  Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.  Once it starts to splutter, add chopped ingredients and saute them for two minutes.  Add turmeric powder, asafoetida and saute it for a minute.  Add mashed potatoes, salt and mix it well.  Allow it to cook for a couple of minutes and switch the stove off.  Let it cool down.

Meanwhile grind all the ingredients for green chutney and keep it aside.  If needed, add a tbsp of water to it.  Coconut chutney can also be used here.

Take another vessel and mix chickpea flour, salt, chilli powder and turmeric together.  Add water to make it into a batter consistency.

Apply oil to your palm and take small portions from the cooked potato curry and make it into balls.  I prefer to press these balls and make them into patties.  Now heat oil in a pan for deep frying.  Dip these balls/patties into the chickpea batter and drop it into the oil.  Fry these till they turn into golden brown color.

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Now take a pav and slice it horizantally and smear the inner portions with green chutney.  Place a vada ball/patty betwen the sliced pav and serve it hot with chopped onions and fried green chillies.

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Pav Bhaji

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Ingredients:

IngredientsPotatoes – 5

French Beans – 150 gm

Tomato – 3

Capsicum – 1 big

Carrot – 100 gm

Green Peas – 50 gm

Pav Bhaji Masala – 2 tbsp

Mirchi Powder – 1 1/2 tbsp

Salt – 1 1/2 tbsp

Lemon – 2

Onions – 2

Coriander – 2 bunches

Oil – 4 tbsp

Pav Bhaji bread – 20 pavs

Ghee or butter

Bhaji Preparation:

Boil potatoes in a pressure cooker and mash them and finely chop rest of the veggies except green peas and lemon.  Heat a wide mouthed container and add oil.  Add  green peas, french beans, carrot one after the other and close the lid for a minute.  Then add capsicum and tomato.  After a minute add salt, mirchi powder and pav bhaji masala.  Close the lid and let it cook for a minute or two.  Then add mashed potatoes and let it cook for a miniute again.  Now add 3 tea cups of water and let it cook.  Keep checking and stirring every two minutes to make sure the Bhaji doesn’t get burnt and stick to the base of the container.  Once done, switch the stove off and add coriander and juice of two lemons.  Mix it well and the Bhaji is ready.

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Pav Preparation:

Take a Pav bread and slit it horizantally.  Make sure you do not slit into two halves, let thejoint remain at the end.  See the image to get an clear idea.  Now heat a tawa and add two teaspoons of ghee or butter.  Now place the slit pavs on tawa and heat them.  Once done switch it off and serve hot with Bhaji, chopped onions and a lemon wedge.

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