SAVORY POTATO FRITTER APPE (COMMONLY KNOWN AS VADA PAV)

NOTE THAT AN APPE PAN IS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE. IF ONE IS NOT AVAILABLE, THEN THE FRITTERS CAN BE DEEP FRIED OR COOKED IN AN AIR FRYER,

INGREDIENTS:

FOR FRITTERS:
2  medium sizes potatoes
1 small or 1/2 large sweet potato
3/4 cup corn,  fresh or frozen and parboiled
1/2  cup broccoli, washed and finely chopped
1  cup  spinach, washed and finely chopped
(for the corn, broccoli and spinach, you can substitute a total of 2 1/4 cup of any other finely chopped vegetables)
1 1/2 inch piece of ginger, chopped
2 green chili peppers, washed and chopped (optional)
4 curry leaves
Pinch of turmeric powder
Pinch of Kashmiri red chili powder (optional)
1 1/2 tablespoon of fresh  lemon juice
1 teaspoon cumin seeda
1/4 teaspoon ajwain seeda
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, washed and chopped
1 1/2 tablespoon oil
salt to taste
Additional oil needed for cooking in the Appe Pan or for frying.

INGREDIENTS  FOR FLOUR COATING:
3/4 cup besan (chickpea) flour or corn flour
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
salt to taste

METHOD FOR FRITTERS:

1: Boil  all potatoes with a little salt. Once boiled, remove from water and let them cool, Peel the skin and mash them, with no lumps.

2: Heat oil in a saucepan. Once the oil is hot, add green chilies, cumin seeds, ajwain seeds and curry leaves and fry for five seconds.

3: Add corn, broccoli and spinach (or other vegetables) with pinch of turmeric and a pinch of red Kashmiri chili pepper powder.  Mix well.

4: Add  salt, lemon juice and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes.

5: Add  all potatoes and mix well. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes and keep stirring.  They are done when they stop sticking to the pan. Set aside to cool.

  1. Once cool roll the mixture into the size of golf balls like the picture below.

METHOD FOR FLOUR COATING:

1: Add all of the coating ingredients, except water, into a bowl and mix well. Add the water little by little and keep mixing. The batter should be a bit thinner than pancake batter, like the picture below.

METHOD FOR COOKING:

1: When using the Appe pan, put the pan on medium low heat and 2-3 drops of oil into each hole.  Dip one ball at a time into the flour coating  and then put it immeditately into the Appe pan. Cook one side for 3 or 4 minutes until golden brown and then turn it overm cooking or another 3-4 minutes. See the picture below.

2: You can also deep fry the fritter or use an Air Fryer.

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Serve hot as a sandwich with Gluten Free Sliced Bread, Mint and Coriander Sauce  or Sweet and Spicy Coriander Sauce.

Note: Allergy Friendly, Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free and Dairy Free.

 

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