How to make CHURA VADA PAV - skk -

The churas add a delicious crunch to the popular vada pav

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Pavs (पाव)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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CHURA VADA PAV - skk

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Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!

 

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for CHURA VADA PAV - skk Recipe

  • Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed 1 1/2 cups

  • Pavs 4 sets of

  • Oil 2 teaspoon to deep fry

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves chopped 5-6

  • Turmeric powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespo to sprinkle

  • Green chutney 1 tablespo

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Baking soda a pinch

  • Date and tamarind chutney as required

  • Dry lasoon chutney as required

  • Onion chopped 4 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Heat 2 tsps oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add curry leaves and saute for ½ minute. Transfer into a bowl of mashed potatoes.

Step 2

Add ½ tsp turmeric powder, salt, coriander leaves and green chutney and mix well. Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into balls.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 4

Take gram flour in a large bowl, add baking soda, salt, remaining turmeric powder and sufficient water and whisk to a smooth semi-thick batter of coating consistency.

Step 5

Dip each potato ball into the batter till they are well coated, gently slide into hot oil and deep-fry till ¾ done. Drain onto a plate.

Step 6

For making chura, drizzle the batter into the hot oil and deep fry for a few seconds. Add the ¾ done vadas and deep fry till the churas and vadas are golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Slit a set of 2 pavs for each portion without cutting through. Drizzle tamarind chutney and green chutney over one half. Sprinkle dry lasoon chutney and fold the pavs so that the other side so that the chutnies get on to the other side too. Place 1 vada between each pav, sprinkle dry lasoon chutney, chopped onions and some churas.

Step 8

Drizzle date and tamarind chutney, green chutney, dry lasoon chutney and sprinkle coriander leaves. Bring the other half over and press gently. Serve immediately.

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