Vada Pav is a very popular Indian street food snack with amazing combination of flavors where a batata vada or fried potato dumpling is sandwiched between pav or bread rolls with a spread of chutney. Some occasionally refer to this snack as Indian slider or burger 🙂
Hope you guys are having fun along with me in this chat series. This post is a build-on recipe that uses Batata Vada / Fried Potato Dumplings that I posted yesterday. Vada Pav is a filling snack like any other burger but it is so tasty that you cannot stop after eating one - even if you are full. You will crave for more and more. Again there are variations on how the vada pav is served. You can make it spicy with only a spread of mint chutney, sweet and spicy - using mint chutney and dates chutney as spreads, and sweet, spicy & garlicky using mint chutney, dates chutney & garlic chutney as spreads over the pav - i.e, any combination of your choice. I also love to keep a fried green chilli between the pav as it gives an additional burst of heat (this is totally optional - frying green chillies ensures that its spiciness gets mellowed down, you can even deseed them before frying).
So depending on your taste buds, prepare the chutney. I usually love to have a spread of all 3 chutneys on pavs or rolls. Trust me, this tastes super yum!
Another interesting thing I did was I also tried using 2 tablespoon of apple butter instead of the dates chutney on some of my pav or rolls. Even this turned out tasty. To 2 tablespoon of apple butter I added ¼ cup of water and mixed well, and then to this I added ¼ teaspoon of chilli powder, ½ teaspoon of chat masala and pinch of black salt.
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Preparation time : 10 minutes
Serves : 9 to 10 Vada Pav
Ingredients for Vada Pav
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For garlic chutney
Garlic cloves - 6
Roasted peanuts - 1 tbsp
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Red chile powder - 1 ½ tsp
Salt - to taste
Steps to prepare Vada Pav
- In a blender, add garlic cloves, peanuts, coconut, red chilli powder and salt to taste. Blend it to form a thick coarse paste. Preferably do not add any water, but if you must then limit it to 1-2 tablespoon because we are aiming for a relatively dry chutney that can be spread on pavs or bread rolls without making them soggy.
- Garlic chutney is ready.
- Slice the pav into halves. Spread mint chutney on one half of the pav. On the other half spread dates chutney and garlic chutney. Place the batata vada between the pav along with a fried green chilli if desired.
- Vada pav is now ready. Serve immediately and enjoy.
- If pavs or bread rolls or buns are not available you can even use regular bread slices for this recipe.
- Vary the amount and types of spreads on pavs as per your taste.
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