My husband is quite a foodie but doesn't bother much about how I cook a particular dish . He is happy as long as he gets to eat tasty food but when it comes to Vada Pav, he is very passionate. He stands in the kitchen, giving me instructions while I am making it. He will taste the filling. The only spice that he wants in the filling is green chili and garlic. That's how he remembers eating them in is growing up years in Lonavala/Pune. Lot of his school/college memories are associated with Vada Pav.
The besan batter also has to be of a particular consistency.
Whenever I make these for him, he is the happiest.
So, presenting the famous street food from the state of Maharashtra.
This recipe is dedicated to my husband
You can alter the ratio of garlic and green chili in the paste, as per your taste.
Potatoes 400 gms (boiled)
Garlic green chili paste 3 tsp
Salt 1 1/2 tsp
Besan 1 cup
Water 150 ml
Salt to taste
Red Chili pd 1/2 tsp
Garlic 1 pod (small)
Green chili 5
Peel and mash the potatoes.
Mix in green chili garlic paste and salt according to your taste.
Make small balls and flatten them slightly.
Add water slowly to besan to get lump free batter.
Mix in salt and red chili powder.
Batter should be thinner than the batter we make for pakoras.
We are looking for a very thin covering on the potato patties.
But care should be take that it doesn't become too thin as then it won't stick to potatoes.
Heat oil in a karahi/pan.
Add a tbsp of hot oil to the batter.
Dip a vada in the batter and carefully slide it into the hot oil.
Fry 3-4 at a time ,at medium heat until golden brown.
Remove them on a kitchen napkin .
Serve them with pav (how to make pav is here), green chutney and the famous spicy dry garlic chutney.