Vada Pav

Ingredients For Vadas
3 large potatoes, boiled, peeled, mashed coarsely
1 onion finely chopped
1 tbsp coriander finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp. green chillies finely chopped
1 tsp. ginger grated
1 tsp. garlic crushed
1/2 tbsp. mint leaves finely chopped
1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. oil
2 pinches asafoetida
1/2 tsp. each cumin and mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. turmeric
salt to taste,
oil to deep fry
For Batter
1 cup gram flour
1/4 cup rice flour
1/4 tsp. turmeric powder.
2 pinches soda bicarb
1 tbsp. hot oil
salt to taste
Mix all ingredients of batter to form a dip thick enough to thickly coat back of a spoon. Keep aside.
Heat oil (2 tbsp), add seeds to splutter.
Add ginger, garlic, asafoetida, mint and stir.
Add onion, fry till light pink.
Add potatoes, coriander, salt, turmeric, lemon juice and gently mix well.
Cool a little. Make ping pong ball sized balls. Keep aside.
Heat oil for frying.
Dip one ball at a time in batter and gradually let into the hot oil. Deep fry till golden brown, turning as required.
Fry 5-6 in a batch. Drain.
Serve hot with pav, green chutney and sweet tamarind chutney or tomato sauce.

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