Potatoes boiled and peeled 6 large Pav Oil 1 tablespoon + to deep fry Asafoetida a pinch Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon Green chilli-garlic paste 1 tablespoon Salt to taste Fresh coriander leaves chopped ¼ cup Lemon juice 1 tablespoon Loaves of bread (pav) 8 small For Batter Coarse gram flour (besan) 1 ¼ cups Salt to taste Red chilli powder ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon Soda bicarbonate a small pinch
Step 1 To make the batter place the gram flour in a bowl. Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, soda bicarbonate and mix. Add sufficient water and whip to a smooth and thick batter. Set aside for at least fifteen minutes. Place the boiled potatoes in a bowl. Step 2 Heat one tablespoon oil in a pan. Add asafoetida, turmeric powder, green chilli-garlic paste and mix. Add potatoes and salt and mix. Set aside to cool. Add coriander leaves, lemon juice and mix mashing the potatoes some more. Step 3 Divide the mixture into eight equal portions and shape them into balls. Step 4 Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Dip the potato balls in the gram flour batter and deep fry till golden and crisp on the outside. Drain on absorbent paper. Slit each pav, spread some dry garlic chutney, place a vada and press lightly.