When I saw the announcement of this event, I had made Batata Vada, since it was readily available, I decided to participate in this Laksmi's RCI event hosted by Acquadaze. Here is the recipe for this all time all age favorite street food.
Ingredients for Vada:
4 Boiled Potatoes peeled & cubed
1 Onion chopped
1-2 Garlic cloves
3-4 Green chillies
6-8 Curry leaves
1 Tbsp Chopped Coriander leaves
1 tsp Mustard & Cumin Seeds
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste
2 tsp Oil for tempering
Oil for deep frying
For Cover :
4-5 Tbsp Besan/Chana flour
1 tsp Rice flour
1/2 tsp Red chilli Powder
a pinch Soda
Few Carom (Ajawain)Seeds
Mumbai Laadi paav/Burger buns
Tamaring dates chutney
Finely chopped onion (Optional).
What to do:
Mix all the ingredients of cover together except oil for deep frying. Make batter adding water slowly. Not too thick not too this. Just perfect. No lumps should be there. Set it aside.
Grind Ginger Garlic & Chillies without adding any water.
Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadhai, for tempering. Add Mustard-Jeera Seeds, curry leaves, onion and the ginger garlic chilli paste. Saute till the onion softened. Add Turmeric powder salt & the boiled potato cubes. Mix together sprinkle the chopped corinder leaves. Take off from gas & let it cool down. After the mixture cools down to handle, make small balls of table tennis ball size or flattern the balls like pattice.
In a frying pan heat oil. To check if the oil is hot enough test is drop little covering batter in the hot oil. It is springs on top of the oil, then the batter is hot enough to fry the vada. Deep the potato ball/pattice in the batter & carefully drop it in oil. Deep fry till light brown. Drain on paper towel.
Cut the bombay laadi paav in the middle vertically just like we cut it for burger but not all the way. Leave the bottom attached. If using burger buns you don't have to do this. Spread the green chutney, tamaring date chutney & garlic chutney. Sprinkle some chopped onion if you like on both the halves of paav. Place the Vada in between & then attack.
Vada Paav is poor people's burger in India or u can say its Indian burger.