Imagine sitting in your balcony, sipping on a hot cup of chai and chomping on a spicy hot vada pav, watching the rain drizzle all around you! Can life get any better than this? It is these little pleasures of life that make it worth living. Vada pav, chai and rain is a classic combination that almost everyone in Mumbai swears by. So Memsaab brings you a neat little recipe so that you can create this yummy snack at home for your family.
Mumbai Vada Pav Recipe
4 Pavs (to serve 4)
Dry Garlic chutney (Optional)
Green chutney (Optional)
2 large potatoes, boiled and mashed
4 Green chillies, 2 chopped and 2 fried
1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 Tsp Hing
4-5 Curry leaves
Turmeric, Salt, Spices to taste
Oil for frying
3/4 Cup Besan
1. In a frying pan, heat a little oil and add the mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves and the ginger garlic paste. Fry for a minute and then add the salt/spices and mashed potatoes. Stir well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
2. Now make 4 balls out of this mixture.
3. Prepare the besan batter by adding a little water and salt/spices to the besan. After all the lumps are gone, dip the balls in this batter and deep fry to a golden brown colour.
4. Slit each pav in the middle with a sharp knife. Apply the chutney of your choice on the insides of the pav and place a vada within each pav. Serve with extra chutney and fried green chillies.