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Vada Pav Recipe

Ashvini Singh
20 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Vada Pav Recipe RECIPE

Vada Pav is Mumbai's most popular street food! Spicy potato filling is sandwiched between burger buns and layered with a spicy garlic chutney!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Others
  • Maharashtra
  • Snacks
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. For The Vada
  2. 1 inch ginger
  3. 5-6 large garlic
  4. 2 green chilies
  5. 1 tablespoon oil
  6. 3/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  7. 1/4 teaspoon hing, also known as asafetida
  8. 12-15 curry leaves
  9. 4 medium potatoes
  10. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  11. 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  12. 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  13. For The Batter
  14. 1 cup besan, also known as chickpea flour
  15. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  16. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  17. pinch baking soda
  18. 1/2 cup water, + 1-2 tablespoons extra, as needed
  19. Other Ingredients
  20. 10 ladi pav
  21. vegetable oil, for frying
  22. butter, for toasting the pavs


  1. Add the crushed ginger-garlic-green chili
  2. Cook for one minute until the ginger and garlic starts changing color.
  3. Now add the boiled potatoes and remove pan from heat
  4. Add turmeric, salt and mash the potatoes using a potato masher.
  5. Now make lemon sized balls out of the potato mixture. 
  6.  I was able to get 10 of these. Set these aside.
  7. Make the batter
  8. To make the batter, take besan in a large bowl. Add turmeric, salt and pinch of baking soda to it.
  9. Start adding water, little by little to the bowl
  10. Whisk to form a smooth batter. You may need couple of extra tablespoons of water to reach a desired consistency. The batter should neither be thick nor thin.
  11. Fry the vada Heat oil in a kadai/wok on medium-high heat. Dip each potato round into the batter, coat it from all sides.
  12. Assemble the vada pav To assemble the vada pav, toast the pav with some butter on a pan.
  13. Then slice each pav but not entirely. It should still be attached at one end. Apply green chutney on one side and tamarind chutney on the other side of the pav. Then apply garlic chutney on top of these chutneys.
  14. Place the fried vada in the center.
  15. Serve the vada pav immediately with more chutney on the side!

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