Monday, July 15, 2013

Wada Pav : Recipe


Hiee again..

Yes, you are right. Today is an important day.

Why you ask?
Because, I am sharing with you the recipe of that amazing food, also known as an Indian Burger, This is no ordinary food my friend.!!!



Apart from it's impeccable flavours it leaves in your mouth, it's that food, on which most of the labourers survive on in India.
What else do they have an option for?
It costs them 5-7 bucks, fulfills their tummy cravings and is also delicious at the same time.

What's the best part about it?? Be it a school, a hospital , cinema, mall, restaurant, stall, every public place sells it dude!! You can find it just anywhere, atleast in Pune and Mumbai.

Haven't you ever come across a beggar, who just asks you, "Just buy me a Wada Pav, I am hungry :( :( "??????

India is a developing country they say, but even today when that farmer comes to the city to sell his goods, he can't dine in a nice sober restaurant, but just feeds  a Wada Pav to his stomach!!
Can't imagine how a Farmer who feeds our big stomachs are the poorest people in our country!!

Also this used to be our lunch in school when we forgot our tffins, or may be mom wasn't well?Right?

So keeping the sad thoughts aside, I will present you this recipe, which might help you not to run to the stalls for an amazing Wada Pav, as you can make it youself.


Ingredients

Boiled and peeled potatoes (2 big)
Coriander
Green chilly paste (2 tspn)
Cumin Powder (1tspn)
Coriander powder (1tspn)
Turmeric Powder (1/2 tspn)
Ginger Garlic paste (1 1/2 tspn)
Rai / Brown Mustard seeds (1tspn)\
Kadi patta/  curry leaves (7-8)
Ajwain/Carom seeds (1 tspn)
Gram flour (2 cups)
Baking soda (1 pinch)
Oil to fry
Pav (indian bread)
Salt to taste

Preparation Time:30-40 mins

Method:

  • Mash all the Boiled Potatoes in a big bowl in which you will mix the rest of the ingredients.
  • Add green chilly paste, cumin powder, coriander powder,turmeric powder, salt, ginger garlic paste, finely chopped coriander.
  • Now in 1 tspn oil, add the mustard seeds and curry leaves for a tadka or chaunk you can call it.
  • Add this tadka to the potato mixture
  • Once the tadka has cooled down, give everything a good even mix, and make such dumplings out of it. Like I made these here.


  • You can also make them like patties
  • For the batter:
  1. Take the gram flour in a bowl which is easy for you to coat the potatoe dumplings.
  2. Add to it , Carom seeds/ ajwain,,salt, and baking soda.Also a pinch of turmeric powder.
  3. Now the important question is how much water to add? Take water in a cup, and slowly add water and give a mix, hardly quarter cup of water at a time.The moment you find the consistency well enough to be coated easily, stop adding water.
       *Remember the batter has to be very thick, yet thin enough for coating.Like this



  • Once the two mixtures are ready, keep the oil to heat. You need to deep fry these.
  • Now coat the dumplings by dipping them in the batter and immediately put them in the hot oil.
Fry on medium flame,till golden brown.


  • They look so lovely while frying itself!! But the hot oil keeps you away from eating them. LOL
  • Serve with Pav and chutneys. I apply a layer of green chutney on 1 side of the Pav, and the tamrind jaggery chutney on the other. My hubby likes it that way.
  • You can also serve fried green chilles with them


*If the batter gets too thin, add more gram flour and salt, you can use the leftover batter later for pakoras.
*Add the dumplings to the oil only when the oil is nicely heated.
*Do not fry until brown, The coating won't come out that well then.
*And yes, this is how my momma  makes them, her technique. Hats Off to her!!!


I hope you like this recipe, please share your valuable comments,


Yumm!!Yumm!!Yumm!!