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Mumbai style vada pav

Payal Gupta
15 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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ABOUT Mumbai style vada pav RECIPE

This is the famous Mumbai style vada pav. .Make it , sit back, take a taste and relish it.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Kitty Parties
  • Maharashtra
  • Frying
  • Side Dishes
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. 8 medium to large sized potatoes
  2. 2 tbsp of ginger chilli paste
  3. ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  4. Pinch of hing
  5. ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  6. 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves.
  7. 20,25 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  8. Salt as required
  9. 1 to 1.25 cups gram flour (besan)
  10. ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  11. 1 pinch of baking soda, optional
  12. ½ cup water or as required
  13. For red garlic chutney
  14. coconut powder
  15. Red chilly
  16. garlic


  1. Dry roast the garlic, red chilli , grated coconut until slightly brownedAdd all the ingredients in a blender salt and blend to make a coarse powder. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 10 days.
  2. Take the boiled, peeled and mashed potatoes in a bowl. Keep it aside.Heat oil in a small pan, add in the mustard seeds and let them crackle. Then add in the curry leaves and hing . Stir and saute for about 5 seconds. Next, add in the garlic, green chilli paste, turmeric powder and stir till the raw aroma . Pour this tempering on the mashed potatoes.
  3. Next, add 1-2 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves. Then add salt and mix everything well to make small to medium sized balls from the mashed potato mixture.  then cover and keep aside.In another bowl, make a smooth batter by adding the ingredients for the batter.
  4. Heat a kadai or pan, then heat oil in it for deep frying.Dip the slightly  potato balls into the batter and coat it evenly. Gently drop these batter coated potato balls into the medium hot oil and deep fry till they turn golden.
  5. To assemble the vada pav, slice the pav without breaking it into two parts and keep it aside. Spread both the green ,red garlic  chutney and sweet chutney on the sliced pav.

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Ruchi Gaur
Ruchi Gaur   Jan-29-2018

I really want to try this.

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