Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Vada Pav from Gujarat

BM # 68
Day : 5
Theme : One Category - Bread Sandwiches
Sub Theme - Desi Fiesta

Another Vada Pav ? Yes ! This is our Amdavadi Vada Pav. Very very different from the Mumbai version. Yes, I am posting Desi Sandwiches this week and will be using Ladi Pav to make them.

The Vada Pav definitely originated in Maharashtra but the Amdavadi's, they have taken it to a completely different level. It is utterly butterly delicious. Yes, it is dunked in butter. When this street food came to Ahmadabad, we had just one small stall and every time a guest came we would make sure they indulge on this particular Vada Pav. Over a period of time many shops have come up, every nook and corner has these special shops selling this lip smacking treat. 

I am sure a couple of my blogger friends will recall the style of making Vada Pav in Ahmadabad as they took some pics and videos while we had our first BM meet here . First thing the Pav is different and tastes like a regular bakery Pav, it is soft but much bigger and thicker. The Pav is cut with a knife rather than tearing, then it is roasted with a big chunk of butter and garlic chutney. The chutney here is different too, it does not have coconut. Once the Pav is well roasted in butter it is flipped and again roasted, but without the garlic chutney. Green chutney is spread on one side and the Vada is placed. The whole sandwich is then placed on the griddle and once again roasted. It comes on the chopping board and is cut into pieces. Ketchup and green chutney are served, So this is the Amdavadi version, you see the. gujjus are very fond of butter and cheese. 

Let's get to the recipe 

Amdavadi Vada Pav
( the Vada is similar to Mumbai Vada , minus curry leaves, coriander seeds )
Trust me the flavors change with these two ingredients
Garlic chutney
Green chutney

¾ cup chick pea flour
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
Pinch asafoetida.
Pinch baking soda
Salt to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Make batter using water.
Dip each potato ball in this batter so that it coats all over.
Deep fry to a golden brown.

Assembling the Vada Pav
Slit the pav , making sure not to cut through.
Place a griddle on flame, make sure it is on medium fire, do not Heat it.
Add a chunk of butter, at least 1 tbsp, you could add more.
Add the garlic chutney and saute it with the butter.
Roast the inside side of the Pav on this garlicy butter, make sure the butter is enough to coat both the inside pieces.
Add more butter and flip over to roast the top.
Remove and add green chutney on one side , place the Vada in the center.
Place the ready sandwich back on the griddle and roast it once again.
Bring it on the counter and cut it into.
Serve hot with chutney and ketchup.

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  1. This Gujarati Vada pav looks absolutely stunning and definitely irresistible. Lipsmacking vada pav.

  2. Mouthwatering vada pav Vaishali.Eill try this version for sure soon.

  3. I surely still can remember the taste and the feeling Vaishali..:)...your vada pav looks so so sinful!

  4. I think I love this Gujarati version to Mumbai's version. Awesome presentation Vaishali..

  5. Now I want this vada pav for breakfast!!! Pictures are tempting and was salivating reading your post! :)

  6. I am just drooling at your pictures! I am so tempted to eat these right now. You have done a fabulous job.

  7. Gujarati vada pav sounds and loos more tempting.Wish I could grab it from screen.

  8. The pictures look very tempting, Vaishali.

  9. Love this version.. yummylicious.. The tag line Utterly butterly delicous made me nostalgic. :-)

  10. trust Amdavadis to dunk ANYTHING in butter - Land of the Amul revolution :)) sounds delicious !

  11. Vaishali as yo are writing the post I am remembering the vada pav and now I dont want chapati and subzi.
    Drooling man. I remeber you had brought it to Goa and Apeksha still rues that she was not here to eat it. :D

  12. I am bookmarking this to try later. My husband would be one happy man :)

  13. I would definitely love to try these Vada Pavs. My knowledge of Vada Pav is limited to Mumbai style!

  14. Arre yaar vaishali, it is like relaying instructions and my hands are fluttering all the way to follow them, lip-smacking, i drooled as i heard your instructions. Ahh man, need to come to your place to enjoy this!!!

  15. So colorful so tempting....need to try to enjoy the taste

  16. Wow, with just a few differences in ingredients and method of cooking -- the whole dish has such a different look and taste. I'm loving your ladi pav sandwiches Vaishali.

  17. This Vada pav looks so delectable .....I always had the traditional thali during my visits to Ahmedabad. Didn't know the Vada pav is so tempting!

  18. Yumm Yumm. I am bookmarking this. Looks irrestible