Home / Recipes / Vada Pav

Photo of Vada Pav by Lubna Karim at BetterButter

Vada Pav

Lubna Karim
15 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
Read Instructions Save For Later


Vada Pav is one of the much loved street food in India. This recipe is my humble tribute to all the Vada Pav sellers....

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Maharashtra
  • Snacks

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 4 Pavs/Buns, i used store bought ones
  2. For making Vada:
  3. 2 Potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed
  4. 1 Green Chili, chopped
  5. 1 tbsp Red Chili powder
  6. 1 tbsp Red Chili powder
  7. 1 tbsp minced Coriander leaves
  8. 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  9. Salt
  10. Tempering/ Tadka :
  11. ½ tbsp. Cumin/Jeera
  12. oil
  13. For outer coating :
  14. ½ cup Chickpea flour /Besan
  15. ½ tbsp. Red chili powder
  16. Pinch Turmeric powder
  17. pinch Cooking soda
  18. Salt
  19. For Red chilli-Garlic powder
  20. 2 tbsp. Dry Coconut
  21. 3 cloves garlic
  22. 1 tbsp. Red Chili powder
  23. 1½ tbsp. Peanuts
  24. Salt
  25. oil
  26. Other Ingredients:
  27. 2 tbsp. Tomato Sauce
  28. 3 tbsp. Green chili Sauce
  29. 4-6 Green chilies for frying


  1. Making Vadas : In a bowl whisk in chickpea flour, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and cooking soda by adding water and give the mixture a thick coating consistency.
  2. In a kadai/heavy bottom cooking vessel, heat oil and add cumin seeds when they start to splutter, add mashed potatoes, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and chopped green chili.
  3. Give the mixture a nice stir and add lemon juice along with minced coriander leaves.
  4. Turn off the flame and leave it to cool. Once the mixture gets cool, make small balls out of it and set aside.
  5. Heat enough oil in heavy bottom cooking vessel and dip each ball into the batter. Coat evenly and carefully drop the ball into the hot oil. Fry until nice golden brown.
  6. Repeat the process until all the mashed potato balls are fried. Take them out on to kitchen tissue or towel. Vada’s are ready to assemble.
  7. Making Red chilli-Garlic powder : Pulse the ingredients (except oil) mentioned under red chili-garlic chutney for 2-3 seconds.
  8. Now add oil in a heavy bottom cooking vessel and add the above ground mixture. Turn up and down. Remove and set aside.
  9. Frying Green chillies : Just make a small slit in the green chilies and deep fry until they just start to turn color. Remove and place on kitchen tissue/towel and sprinkle salt when still hot.
  10. Other Ingredients : Mix red tomato sauce and green chili sauce. Keep aside.
  11. Assembling : Now slit the pavs (buns) horizontally without cutting through, apply mixed sauce and sprinkle little red chili-garlic powder and place the fried vada.
  12. Serve hot with choice of chutney or sauce or simply with fried green chili.

Reviews (2)  

How would you rate this recipe? Please add a star rating before submitting your review.

Submit Review
Rahi Christi
Rahi Christi   Aug-18-2016

Shakila Ramjoo
Shakila Ramjoo   May-28-2016

ummah d best food v indians loveon " on chotisi bhook "

Similar Recipes

A password link has been sent to your mail. Please check your mail.