Batata Vada is a famous Indian street food that is majorly served all over the streets of Maharashtra. This vegetarian delight is made with a filling of spicy potato that is covered with chickpea flour and then deep-fried in vegetable oil. Batata Vada is an essential part of the all-time favourite street food known as Vada Pav.
Batata Vada is famously prepared in street carts that can be found on every corner of Maharashtra, especially in the city of Mumbai. Alongside potatoes, a wide variety of vadas can be created by adding ingredients such as peas and corn. To save preparation time we can use frozen items such as frozen green peas and frozen corn in our batata vada dish.
Another similar street food that is famous all over Maharashtra is the Misal Pav. The popularity of Misal Pav is synonymous with that of Vada Pav and this flavourful dish is loved and cherished by people across Maharashtra. The Misal Pav is a spicy curry prepared from moth beans and served alongside Pav.
The Misal is also topped with chopped onion, farsaan and lemon to bring a tangy and flavourful taste to it. In this recipe, we are going to experience a unique combination of vada and misal that would taste delightful. We are going to use ITC Master Chef Mumbai Vada Pops to create our mini vadas for the dish. The ITC Chef Mumbai Vada Pops reimagine the popular chickpea flour-coated potato fritters into small bite-size balls.
- ITC Master Chef Mumbai Vada Pops
- 1 cup Moth Beans
- 1 tsp Aashirvaad Salt
- ½ cup Roasted Desiccated Coconut
- 1 inch Ginger
- 5-6 Garlic Cloves
- ½ Tomato
- 5 tbsp Oil
- 6-8 Curry Leaves
- 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1 tsp Garam Masala
- 1 tsp Coriander Powder
- 3.5 cups Water
- Farsaan (as required)
- Chopped Onion (as required)
- Coriander Leaves (as required)
Preparation of Mumbai Vada Pops with Misal
- Take a pan and add oil and curry leaves to it, then add coconut paste and mix well till the ingredients become uniform. Now, add red chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder and Aashirvaad salt to the paste, and mix well.
- Add moth beans to the paste along with water and mix well till the ingredients become uniform. Put a lid on the pan and cook the mixture for 20 mins on medium flame. Open a packet of ITC Master Chef Mumbai Vada Pops and select as many vada pops as you need.
- Take an air fryer that is preheated to 200 degrees Celsius. Gently apply oil over the vada pops placed in the air fryer, then air fry the vada pops for 8-10 mins. Take a serving bowl and add the cooked misal to it.
- Place the perfectly cooked vada pops on top of the misal. Add farsaan, chopped onion and coriander leaves on top as garnish. Serve alongside freshly baked pav and enjoy a spicy and flavourful bite of delicious vada pops with misal.