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Basundi using Coconut Sugar

Homemade Basundi/Rich sweetened with Coconut sugar , flavoured with cardamom and nutmeg and garnished with dryfruits. INGREDIENTS: Organic Milk 2 cups Coconut Sugar 1 cup Cardamom powder 1-2 tsp Nutmeg a pinch Sliced almonds for garnishing  INSTRUCTION: 1.Boil organic milk for a good 45 minutes to make it thick and collect the cream . 2. Add coconut sugar, cardomom powder and nutmeg powder  3.Garnish with sliced almonds..Tastes delicious when chilled.

Vada Pav

Vada Pav is one of Mumbai's famous street snacks which is loved by one and all in the city. It is basically the heart of Mumbaikars and a very staple breakfast. It has recently become world-famous and is made in all Vada Pav is basically a deep-fried potato patty sandwiched in an Indian version of burger buns (ladi pav) and served with green chutney and Garlic peanut chutney powder

The authentic Vada pav includes ladi pav made with all-purpose flour/maida. But I prefer to make it healthier by pairing the Vadas with pav made completely out of whole wheat flour (no maida).

You can go to my recipe for the whole wheat Ladi Pav by clicking here.

Here I will be sharing the vada recipe, dry Garlic chutney, and Green chutney. All these will make this dish taste authentic and delicious.

Let's dive into the recipe.


For making Vada :
A.Potato Filling /Bhaji:
    Potatoes 2-3
    Turmeric powder 1 tsp
    Chopped Onion Medium 1
    Sugar 1 tsp
    Salt to taste
    Chilli powder 1 tsp
    Garam masala 1/2 tsp
    Coriander powder 11/2tbsp
    Chat Masala 1tsp
    Cumin powder 1 tsp
    Lemon juice 1/2 tsp
B.For Filling -Masala to be ground:
    Green chili 1
    Ginger 1 inch
    Garlic cloves 2-3
    Coriander leaves 1/4 cup
    Salt 1/4 tsp
    Sugar 1/4 tsp
    Chickpea flour/Besan 3/4 cup
    Carom seeds/Ajwain 1tsp
    Cumin seeds /Jeera 1 tsp
    Chilli powder 1/2 tsp
    Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
    Salt 1/2 tsp
    Hot oil 2 tsp
    Water as required



For making green chutney:
Cilantro 1 bunch
Green chili 1-2
Garlic cloves 2
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Salt 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice 2 tsp
Water 1tbsp
Sugar 1/2 tsp

For making dry garlic peanut chutney:
Peanuts 1 cup
Dry coconut grated 1/2 cup
Garlic 3 cloves
Red chili powder 1/2-1tbsp
Salt 2 tsp

For whole wheat, Ladi Pav...please refer to this link and then come back here to make the vadas. If not, you can use the store bought Pavs to assemble these Vada pavs.

Firstly, Let's Make the dry garlic peanut Chutney :
1.Dry roast the peanuts until they become roasted. Remove the skin of the peanuts as much as possible. Let it cool down.

2. In a grinder Jar, add roasted peanuts and all other ingredients listed under Dry garlic peanut chutney and grind into a coarse powder. Your dry garlic peanut chutney is ready. Keep it aside.

Now, Let's make the green chutney:
1. Again to the blender, add washed and pat dried cilantro, green chili, garlic cloves, cumin seeds, salt, lemon juice, sugar, and water. Blend to a fine paste. Chutney is ready. Keep it aside.

Let's prepare for the Vadas.
1. To make Vadas, First, boil the potatoes until soft in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles. Peel the skin and keep aside.

Make a chili garlic ginger paste for the filling
2. Let's make a garlic ginger chili paste. In a blender jar, add 2-3garlic cloves, 1-inch ginger, 1 green chili, coriander leaves, salt, and sugar.

3. Blend into a smooth paste. Keep all the things required for making the vadas ready.

Making the vada/ potato stuffing balls.

4. Now In a big bowl, mash the potatoes, add chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, Kasuri methi, chat masala, chopped onion, garlic ginger chili paste, salt, lemon juice, and sugar. Mix well with hands and make a soft dough.

5. Now take an equal portion of the dough and make lemon sized balls out of it. Keep aside.

6.Heat oil in a kadhai/pan on a low flame.

 Frying the potato stuffing balls/vada
7. Lets make the batter in which we will dip the potato stuffing balls. In another bowl, add Chickpea flour, carom seeds, cumin seeds, chilly powder, turmeric powder, and oil, water to make a smooth slightly runny better.

8. Now add a teaspoon of hot oil and add water to make a smooth batter

9. Now dip the potato filling balls/vadas in the batter and fry them in the hot oil on a low - medium flame till they are golden in color. Fry all of them in a similar way. Drain on a paper towel.

 Assembling the Vada Pav
10.Once you have the Pavs,vadas, green chutney, dry garlic peanut chutney ready, time to assemble them.

11. Lightly toast the pavs with some butter on a Tava. Take one pav, make a slit in between, open it slightly, don't cut the pav entirely.

12. Apply green chutney on both the sides, apply dry garlic peanut chutney, and place the fried vada in between. Serve immediately with more chutney on the side.

I hope you will love this lip-smacking snack and relish it with family and friends.Do comment me your feedback in the comments section below. Also Would love to connect on Instagram @archanasvegfoodchronicles.Do tag me in your post or tag #archanasvegfoodchronicles on your post if you try this recipe.


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