For Dry Garlic Chutney
Heat 1 tsp of oil. Fry 8-10 dry red chillies and 2 tbsp. sesame seeds for a min. Turn off the heat and roast 1 cup dry coconut in the same pan. Cool. Grind this coconut mixture with 10-12 cloves of garlic, 3-4 tbsp. chilli powder (for spice and color) and salt.
I used 1/3 proportion of my Pav Bread recipe to bake 6 pavs.
Make into small balls and keep them aside.
To make chickpea flour/gram flour/ besan batter.
To 1 cup chickpea flour/besan, add 1/2 cup water and whisk well to form a lump free batter. The batter for baked wada should be thicker than the one we use for fried.
Add salt, red chilli powder and pinch of turmeric.
Slightly flatten potato ball. Drench it well in a chickpea flour batter. Use fork to make it clean an less messy.
Place on a well greased baking tray.
Place all wadas and immediately bake them in a 400F preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or till you get the desired color.
I didn't mind few cracks on them :)
Believe me, I enjoyed these baked, non greasy, wadas with home made pav and dry garlic chutney.
Fried few wadas too for my husband :)
But after tasting the baked one, he enjoyed those guilt free ones better.
Enjoy your Baked Wada Pav!!