Saturday, December 3, 2011

Falafel Vada Pav

Yesterday at night show we watched 'Dirty Picture' starring Vidya Balan, Nasiruddin Shah, Imraan Hashmi and Tushaar Kapoor. Based on the life of a South Indian seductress of yesteryear whose life was cut short by a tragedy, the movie showcases Vidya Balan at her best. She is truly a great performer with a lot of boldness and courage that would put many of her contemporaries to shame. With the elan she essayed the role of Silk Smitha and put on considerable weight to justify her character was worth admiration. In an era of size zero and well-toned bodies, Vidya proved herself to be quite gutsy in showing off her pot belly, an act that many Indian leading heroines would flinch from.
Coming back to the recipe, Vada Pao is a quintessential fast food of Mumbai. A batata vada placed between two silces of pav is what makes this magic dish. But in Falafel vada pav instead of putting in batata vada made from potato, I have used Falafel and it turned out to be an exotic dish of its kind.
Ingredients: (serving 2)                  Cooking time: 10 minutes
2 Falafels
2 pavs
1 cup of coriander leaves (chopped)
1 tsp tamarind pulp
Salt to taste
3 dry red chillies
2 tsp butter
1) In a blender make a paste out of coriander leaves, tamarind pulp, salt and red chillies. This green chutney would lend the dish a nice flavour.

2) Roast the vada pavs lightly on butter. Then dab a dash of green chutney on each slice of the pavs. Place one Falafel between two slices. Wrap it and eat.

3) Have pleasure. 

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