September 28, 2007
Boil and mash the potatoes. Grind together the ingredients for the paste and mix with the mashed potatoes. Make round balls of the potato mixture (about the size of table tennis balls). Prepare the batter of besan. Take care not to add too much water. Heat the oil until its hot enough to brown the batter (test it with little droplets of batter). When the oil is hot, dip the balls of potato in the batter, and fry. Place the fried Vada on absorbent kitchen paper to remove excess oil. Slice the Pav in half, spread on it any chutney or none whatsover. Place vada between the slices and serve immediately. Some finely chopped onions go well with this.