No-Fry Vada Bhara Pau

Presenting,..The Grab n Go, No-Fry VADA-BHARA PAU, totally addictive, completely guilt free and absolutely mindblowing! 🙂
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imageimageIndia’s Vegetarian answer to the Burger and the single most popular street food along with chaat… It excites overwhelming emotion in the best of us!

But for the health conscious among us, eating the deep fried vadas, is an occasional guilty indulgence. So I decided to reinvent them in this convenient healthy avatar.

It’s just as delicious as the original and has the added Grab n Go advantage that makes it a great option for outdoor picnics, traveling or even lunch boxes.

Any way you look at it…it’s a winner all the way!
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To make these will involve the following steps…

Making the Pav dough:
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To make the Pau dough, follow the link below.
Easy No-Fail Recipe for Pau

Making the No Fry Vade:
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To make the No Fry Vade follow the link below.
No Fry Vada sans Pau

Assembling the Pau:
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Measure out small lemon size pieces of dough (I used 0.75 oz each). Flatten slightly (not too much). Place one no fry vada in the middle.
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Gently pick up corners to enclose the vada inside the dough.
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Pinch to seal corners.
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Flip the filled Pau to bring smooth surface on top, gently, and place them close to each other in a greased baking dish.
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Allow them to proof/rise till they become puffy about 20 minutes. Brush them gently with milk.
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Place a generous spoonful of dry garlic chutney pwdr on top of each Pau.
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Be liberal…as some of it will brush off!
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Baking the Pau
Place baking dish in the oven at 400F for 15 minutes.
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Increase heat to 450F and broil for 2 minutes. Be careful and watch them carefully, or they might burn from the top.
When desired level of browning is reached, take out of oven and brush with butter/olive oil.
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After 5 minutes flip Paus out of baking tray and cool on wire rack. Do not leave in the baking tray for too long, or the bottom might turn soggy.
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After 15 minutes…they are ready to serve.
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Enjoy delicious warm no-fry guilt-free Vada Bhara Paus to your heart’s content! 🙂
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8 Comments

  1. Wow! This is creativity at its best. I love Vada-Pau and always in double mind whether to get the fried version. Will surely give your recipe a try. Thanks for posting!

  2. Can I make pav from diff recipe and still make vada bhara with rest of your recipe? would it work? Please reply

  3. Awesome, one of the best creation..

  4. Hi Ruchi nice receipe ! I am planning to make this on my son’s birthday party .can I make this vada pave in advance and How can I serve them hot at the party time. Thanks in advance.

  5. Sangeetha rao

    Hey Ruchi awesome recipe, planning to make it tomorrow, can I knead the dough in kitchen aid stand mixer. Thanks in advance

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