Sunday, January 21, 2018

Vada Paav


Potatoes - 5  (boiled and mashed)
Green chilies- 5
Garlic cloves-5
Coriander leaves - chopped
Salt to taste
Indian Paav (Bread)

To Make Vada

Besan flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 2 tbs
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Baking Soda - pinch


Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Hing -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves- few

To Spread

Dry Garlic Chutney
Coriander Chutney


         Crush green chillies and garlic to make  a coarse paste. Keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan . Add mustard seeds to the oil . Once the seeds crackle, add curry leaves and hing. Add the crushed green chili paste and saute till the raw smell goes. Add the mashed potatoes, turmeric and salt to the pan and give  a nice stir. Add the chopped coriander leaves and stir well . Switch of the stove.  Let the mixture cool.

                   Shape the potoato mixture into small rounds.

Combine all the ingredients under vada section  in a mixing bowl with water to make a smooth batter. Dip the potato rounds in the batter . Make sure the potato rounds are  evenly coated with the batter and drop  gently into the oil . Deep fry them till golden brown .  Fry some green chillies in oil and keep aside

Slice the pav into two halves without breaking the ends .  Slightly toast the pav with little butter on a tava.  Spread coriander chutney on one side of the pav and sprinkle the dry garlic chutney on the other half . Keep the hot potato vada in between  and  serve the vada pavs hot along with fried chili and hot chai.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Freezing Bitter Gourd

Wash the Bitter Gourd well. 

Pat dry with a kitchen towel .

Slice the Bitter Gourd evenly with a Mandoline slicer . 

Place then in a single layer on a cookie tray. Flash freeze them for 30-45  minutes

Pack them in freezer bags. Take out the air using a straw from the freezer bag before closing it..