small squares of white bread
recipe dry garlic chutney
For The Vada Filling
boiled and mashed potatoes
roughly chopped ginger
rai / sarson
6 to 8
For The Batter
bengal gram flour
a pinch of baking soda
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying
For the vada fillling
Pound the green chillies, ginger and garlic using a mortar and pestle.
Heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. When they crackle, add the asafoetida and curry leaves and sauté for a few seconds.
Add the pounded mixture and sauté again for a few seconds.
Add the potatoes, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
Remove from the fire and cool.
Divide into 8 equal portions. Shape into rounds.
To prepare the batter
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and make a batter using approximately 1/3 cup of water.
Dip each round of the vada filling into the batter and allow it to coat the mixture well.
Deep fry in hot oil, till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.
Making of Vada Pav
Slice each pav into half and spread some dry
Place one vada in each pav and serve immediately.
Laddi pavs are small square shaped white bread rolls which are available at local bakeries.
You can also use bread roll or slices if the pav is not available.