Monday, May 6, 2013

Vada Pav - Not Deep Fried / Indian Potato Sliders

Long time ago there was a Princess who loves to eat vada pav and all sorts of fry stuff, But when she moved to USA she found that frying is so not good when you have all the windows and doors are closed and after frying house stinks like anything. So when Princess got  paniyaram tawa, life become little relaxed that all sorts of frying now turn in, to not fried but just a drop of oil and Princess can still enjoy all the good stuff. BTW that Princess is me. So I made Vada pav without frying and still got that taste and satisfaction. I am making in this tawa that's why its small in size but if you are frying you can make big ones.

Ingredients for Vada:

3 boiled and mashed potatoes ( I put potatoes in plastic bag in which we get vegetables here in US, then pop it up in microwave for 5 minutes and done)
1 tsp ginger, garlic and green chili paste
salt to taste
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
pinch of hing
4-5 curry leaves
1 tsp oil

Method for Vada :

Heat the oil and add mustard seeds.
When they crackle add hing and curry leaves and saute for few seconds.
Then add paste and turmeric powder and cook for few seconds.
Now add mashed potatoes and salt and mix well.
Cook for minute or two.
Remove from the fire and when you handle it make balls out of it.

For Outer Layer :

1/2 cup Besan (chickpea flour)
1 tsp turmeric powder
pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
salt to taste
pinch of baking soda
2 tsp oil


Combine everything except oil in a bowl and using water make batter. It should not runny or thick.
Heat  paniyaram tawa and add oil in everything .
Dip balls in batter and put it in tawa.
Cook on both sides and keep it aside.
Do it for all the balls.

Assembly :

Whole Wheat Bread (pav)
Garlic chutney as per taste or you can use Thecha
tomato chutney or sauce


Slice each pav into half and spread some dry garlic chutney  on one pav and tomato chutney on other side. or you can just use garlic chutney.
Place one vada in each pav and serve immediately.

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  1. love this, so yummy and delicious.

  2. Yumm! The vadas look exactly like the street shop vada.. perfect! :)

  3. this is absolutely good ! need to try the wheat pav first !

  4. Pav looks as if deep fried and delicious too.

  5. Wow, very lovely vada pav, my hubby loves it. It looks so delicious and yummy.

  6. Vada Pav is my favorite street food and such a healthy way of making it.

  7. Healthy way to eat vada pav..very nice recipe..tempting me...
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  8. healthy way to make delicious vada pav :) tempting me dear !!

  9. Nice idea. Looks delicious and healthy vada pav.

  10. I can understand how frying without having enough window can be smoky and burning to the eyes. You did superb with the tawa and the outcome is lovely. Less oil definitely is better. I can't help frying but with all the windows and door opened. Also I have switched to healthier version of oil so that I don't feel guilty eating fried food.

    Adore the use of potatoes and that crispy coating outside.

  11. Nice recipe, frying on pan is superb, but i totally do guilty deep frying each time i prepare this vada's. This is my hubby's fav dish :-)

  12. That's my fav street food, looks delicious and healthy.

  13. my favourite chat item.. looks yummy

  14. They sure look tasty!! Linsy you have won the giveaway at my blog. Do stop by and also send me your email as confirmation so that your egift voucher can be forwarded to you!! Many congratulations:)

  15. tasty and healthy....loved the way u've written about the Princess :)

  16. Love your idea of making vada pav. I will enjoy making them.

  17. The Vada pav is a famous street food in India such as Maharashtra. The vada pav is nice and awesome. Thanks for the recipe. Then if you are searching restaurants in India. Then do visit.foodsnearme.

  18. Wow. Street food memory lane back to india.

  19. Yummy and tempting Linsy.. Makes me hungry :-)

  20. That's a wonderful idea, loved this healthy twist.

  21. Not frying vada cuts down on calories. I do not see any mention of you learning the recipe from ur Mom, so I can't accept it in Cook Like Mom.

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  22. I love that there is not frying required - that certainly helps eliminate empty calories. And I've never tried cooking potatoes in the microwave before... Thanks so much for sharing!

  23. woww... i never thought i wud use my kuzhipaniyaram kadaai for making such an awesome vada... thanks for sharing...

  24. very nice idea of not frying them and using the kuzhi paniyaram pan!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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  25. Wow yummy and healthy vada pav... Thanks for linking ...

  26. nice idea of using paniyaram pan for frying the vada..looks yummy

  27. wow, low-calorie option of another one of my favourites. Yummy! Thanks for sending this to our event and more importantly thanks for sharing such lovely ideas.

  28. Amazing :) :) Thanks for linking this entry in my event Celebrate Love for Mum

  29. wow man thats awesome...guilt free vada pav,,,,maja aagaya

  30. wonderful pav recipe...looks delicious!

  31. too good dear..taste ke saath health bhi


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