Thursday, June 27, 2013

Vada Pav

Vada Pav, the Indian form of burger, is a very popular street food of Mumbai. Vada pav many-a-times serves as a quick replacement for a full-fledged meal or a quick snack when you are in a hurry. People from all levels of life love this snack. There are many varients available to the classic Vada Pav such as Schezwan vada pav, cheese vada pav and so on. However, the classic style is still my favorite.

Servings: Approx. 8 Vada-Pav

Approx. Time: 30 minutes

For Vada Stuffing:
2 large Boiled Potatoes
2 tspns Vegetable Oil
 tspn Mustard Seeds
1/2 tspn Asafoetida
1 tspn Garlic Paste
1 tspn Green Chilly Paste
1 tspn Ginger Paste
10-12 chopped Curry leaves
1/2 tspn Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste
1/4 cup chopped Coriander leaves
1 tspn lemon juice

For the Batter:
1 cup Gram flour (Beasan)
1 tbspn Rice Flour (Optional)
1/2 tspn Turmeric Powder
1/2 tspn Red Chilly powder
1/4 tspn Asafoetida powder
1/4 tspn Soda Bi-Carb (Or Fruit Salt)
Salt to taste
3/4 cup water (or as required)
1 tspn Hot Oil (For Moan)

Oil for deep-frying

For Vada-Pav: 

Indian Bun Bread (Pav)
Potato Vada
Garlic Chutney
Green Chutney
Sweet Chutney

To make Potato Vada Mixture :

Peel the boiled potatoes and cut it into small cubes. Heat oil in a pan for tempering. Add mustard seeds, Asafoetida, Garlic Paste, Ginger Paste, Green Chilly Paste, chopped Curry leaves and turmeric powder to the hot oil. Give it a stir for a minute. Then pour the tempering (Masala) over the peeled potato cubes. Now add chopped Coriander leaves, lemon juice and salt to the mixture. Mix all the ingredients in the potato mixture and mash it. Ensure that the mixture does not turn into paste. Check the seasoning and make small lemon sized balls and keep it aside.

To make Batter:

Take besan in a mixing bowl. Add rice flour, Red Chilly powder, Turmeric powder, Asafoetida powder, Soda Bicarb and salt to the besan. Slowly add water to the mixture to make batter. Whisk till the batter gets medium consistency. At the end, add a teaspoon of hot oil to the batter (Moan).

To make Potato Vada:
Heat oil in a kadai. Dip the potato balls in the batter and ensure that the batter is completely and evenly coated. Then slowly drop it into the hot oil. Deep fry the Vadas till it becomes golden brown in colour. Drain the excess Oil on tissue paper.

To make Vada Pav:
Make a vertical slit in the centre of Bread (Pav) such that it is slit in two verticals. Apply Green Chutney to the base and Sweet Chutney on top verticals. Sprinkle some dry Garlic Chutney over the Green Chutney layer. Then place the Potato Vada in between the two verticals of Pav. Serve hot with fried & salted Green Chillies and Onion slices.

1. You may make it more tastier by shallow frying the Vada Pav with a teaspoon of Butter.
 2. Usage of grated Cheese or a slice of Cheese make Vada Pav more tempting

Stepwise Pictures:

Sending this entry to the Nivedhanams Joint event - Only - Crazy for Potatoes conducted in association with  Foodelicious, UK, Rasoi & me's event - What's with my Cuppa? , Indian Delight's Monsoon Temptations. and Cook Yellow Event announced at Merry Tummy


  1. thank you for showing us very detail!!!

  2. That sure looks very authentic.. Great step wise pics too.. Bookmarked :)

  3. Looks so yummy and with stepwise click its good !

  4. Delicious! My all time favourite snack when in Mumbai.

  5. We had this in a Maharastrian friend's house here..I love vada pav! Looks delicious!

  6. that is delicious!!! all time fav!!!Please add the link to Pari's page and also send me the picture for roundup!!!Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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  7. amazing...i made it and it came very well.

  8. Amazing details...i made it and it tasted great.

  9. Thanks for Sharing Receipe
    vadapav, is a popular spicy vegetarian fast food dish native to the Indian state of Maharashtra. It consists of a batata vada sandwiched between two slices of a pav.


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