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Mumbai vada pau

Godil Nush
30 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Mumbai vada pau RECIPE

Vada pav is basically one of the famous street foods of mumbai. It is tasty and delicious. It basically has batata vada which is sandwiched between two slices of a pav, along with green chutney and red chutney.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Maharashtra
  • Frying
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. For the vada feeling...
  2. potatoes 3 to 4 medium sized
  3. oil 1 tbsp
  4. mustard seeds(raai) 1 tsp
  5. cumin 1/2 tsp
  6. curry leaves 9 to 10
  7. green chilly paste 2 tsp
  8. turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  9. salt to taste
  10. Grated ginger 1 tsp
  11. For the outer covering...
  12. besan 1 to 1/2 cup
  13. turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  14. asafotida a pinch
  15. salt to taste
  16. baking soda a pinch
  17. water as required
  19. Ladi pav (small square breads) 8
  20. oil for dip frying
  21. green chutney
  22. Red chutney


  1. For the vada feeling... Take a pan add oil. Heat it.
  2. Add in mustard seeds.
  3. Cumin seeds,
  4. Let it splutter.
  5. Now add curry leaves.
  6. Saute for a few seconds.
  7. Now add grated ginger and finaly chopped green chillies.
  8. Add turmeric powder and salt.
  9. Again saute for few seconds.
  10. Now add boiled and mashed potatoes.
  11. Switch off the gas and mix it in the cooked mixture.
  12. Make round shape balls.
  13. For the outer covering...
  14. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  15. Add water as required and mix it.
  16. Make a smooth batter. It should not be so thick or thin.
  17. Now dip all the vadas in the batter. Coat the mixture well and deep fry it in hot oil.
  18. Fry it till golden brown.
  19. Now take a pav. Slice it half. Apply green chutney and red chutney inside.
  20. Place one vada in each pav.
  21. Now surve it.

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Shalini Goel
Shalini Goel   Jan-24-2018

Very famous recipe.

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