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Friday, December 4, 2015

Vada Pav

Vada Pav which can also be called as Mumbai burger is a famous street food of Mumbai. It is a vegetarian fast food dish to the native of Maharashtra state. Now you can get this dish in every restaurant in India serving fast food items. This is prepared from the small loaf of bread which is cut in between and batata vada or Potato fritters are sandwiched between the bread with the spread of variety chutney’s.
I have tasted vada pav in many places but it hasn’t tasted delicious like we get in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra and also in Belgaum. I always crave to have vada pav like Mumbai’s but in my place I am unable to get it. Thanks to this recipe which fulfilled my desire of having Mumbai Vada pav.

Preparation Time : 30 min
Cooking Time       : 25 minutes
Makes                   : 14 Vada Pav

You Need :
  1. Pav
  2. Green Chutney
  3. Peanut Garlic Chutney
  4. Batata Vada
  5. Fried and salted green chillies

Please check the recipe for greenchutney and peanut garlic chutney in my blog.


English Name For Ingredients
Hindi Names For Ingredients
For the Vada Filling :
Boiled Potatoes
उबले आलू
4-5 Large
Coriander Seeds
धनिया के बीज
1 tsp
Mustard Seeds
सरसों के बीज
1 tsp
Cumin Seeds
1 tsp
Ginger-Garlic –Green Chilly Paste
अदरक लहसुन मिर्च पेस्ट
1 tbsp
Lemon Juice
नींबू का रस
1 tsp
Curry Leaves
करी पत्ते
A pinch
Coriander Leaves
हरा धनिया
3 strings
Turmeric Powder
हल्दी पाउडर
½ tsp
To taste
1 tbsp
For Vada Covering :
Gram Flour
1 Cup
Rice Flour (Optional)
चावल का आटा
1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder
हल्दी पाउडर
A pinch
Carom Seeds
½ tsp
Cooking Soda
खाना पकाने सोडा
A pinch
To taste

Preparation :

For the Filling :

1)In a wok heat oil and add mustard seeds, once crackle add cumin seeds, coriander seeds and curry leaves. Saute for few seconds.

2)Add ginger garlic green chilli paste, turmeric powder and salt. Add boiled and mashed potatoes , asafoetida and sprinkle lemon juice. Add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix thoroughly.
3)Your filling is ready and make preparation for the batter to cover the filling.

For the batter :

1)Sieve gram flour and place in a bowl. Add rice flour, turmeric powder, carom seeds, cooking soda and salt and gently mix.
2)Add little water to prepare the thick lumps free batter. Check the consistency and add few more quantity of water if the texture is too thick. Your batter is ready.

Making the vada:

1)In a frying pan heat oil for deep frying. Take a medium lemon size batter into hand and give a round shape like a ball.
2)Dip each ball into batter and coat nicely. Leave the balls dipped in batter one by one in to oil and fry them evenly till golden and crisp.
3)Remove the vadas on to absorbent paper and drain excess oil.

Making the Vada Pav :

1)Take a single pav into hand and slice into half without breaking into two parts and spread green chutney  on both the sides. On top of the green chutney spread peanut garlic chutney.
2)You can spread green chutney into one half and peanut garlicchutney into other depending upon your choice.

3)Place one batata vada in between the two slices of pav and serve immediately with fried salted green chillis.

  1. Prepare the chutney’s one day prior you make the vada pav or any chat dishes as it saves time. Also you can store the chutney’s in a cool place for up to a week
  2. Adding rice flour while preparing batter gives crispiness for the vada’s and it is purely optional.
  3. You can even roast the pav slices with a half table spoon of butter both sides which gives extra taste.

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