pav pakoda

Pav Pakoda Recipe | How to Make Pav Pakoda

What are pav ke pakoda?

Pav stuffed with lip-smacking potato mixture, dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried to make one of its kinds of pakoda! The potato stuffing is flavored with pav bhaji masala. A hint of tomato ketchup balances all the flavors and make pav pakoda recipe a “must try recipe”. I once made pav pakoda by stuffing the leftover bhaji in the leftover pav; they were a major hit at my place. Thereafter I developed this recipe and even this continues to be a hit.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for pav pakoda recipe

As I mentioned, initially I made this pakoda was with some leftover bhaji. Therefore to make the stuffing for pav pakoda I made a stuffing which was close to bhaji but was quick and simple to make. So I used the pav bhaji masala. For the veggies, I used onions and capsicum. I have not used any tomatoes; instead, I have used tomato ketchup to fasten the process of making the stuffing.

Another interesting recipe using pav is the pav sandwich recipe. It is very simple yet flavorful. Find the recipe here. You might also like pav bhaji recipe. Lip smacking pav bhaji recipe is here.

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How to make Pav Pakoda

1. Let’s begin with the stuffing. For that heat 1 tsp oil. Add 1 tbsp butter. And let it melt.

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2. Add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1 chopped onion and 2 tbsp chopped capsicum. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

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3. Next goes in 2 boiled and mashed potatoes.

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4.Spice it up with 1 tsp pav bhaji masala, ½ tsp red chili powder and salt to taste.

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5. Cook for 5-6 minutes. Mash it too.

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6. Switch off the flame; add a handful of chopped coriander leaves.

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7. Balance all the flavors; add in 2 tbsp tomato ketchup. Mix well and keep aside.

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8. To make the batter for pav pakoda, in a mixing bowl add ½ cup gram flour (besan), salt to taste, ¼ tsp red chili powder, 1/8 tsp turmeric powder.

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9. Add water and make a thick yet flowing batter. Keep aside.

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10. Slit the pav and add prepared filling. Simultaneously heat enough oil for frying pav pakoda.

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11. Dip prepared pav in the gram flour batter.

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12. Put in hot oil.

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13. Fry on medium heat till golden brown from all the sides.

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14. Bon appétit!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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