Vada Pav | How to make Vada Pav

By Bethica Das  |  13th May 2018  |  
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About Vada Pav Recipe

This is a very popular Mumbai street food and is found almost in every street corners and in small eateries. It can be served as a tea-time snack too. This is a simple, humble and an equally yummy bun stuffed with a vada (dumpling) and served with green chutney, sweet chutney and spicy garlic chutney. I sometimes serve with a sprinkle of some grated cheese. Country.....UAE.

Vada Pav

Ingredients to make Vada Pav

  • Vada -
  • 1 large potato / 2 med. potatoes, boiled & mashed
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tsp. garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger, chopped
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • Batter -
  • 1/2 cup besan (gram flour)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • pinch of baking soda
  • oil to deep fry
  • Pav Buns as required
  • tamarind sweet chutney to serve
  • coriander-mint chutney to serve
  • garlic chutney to serve

How to make Vada Pav

  1. Vada - Heat oil in a pan and temper with cumin seeds. Saute for a few seconds. Then add the asafoetida, garlic, ginger, green chilies and salt.
  2. Saute till light brown. Add this tempering to the boiled & mashed potatoes. Mix well along with coriander leaves.
  3. Form into equal size balls and refrigerate for an hour. Prepare a semi-thick batter with the besan, salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, baking soda and required quantity of water.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Dip each ball in the batter and deep fry them in batches till light golden in colour. Drain on a kitchen towel.
  5. To assemble the vada pav - Take a pav bun, slit halfway and smear with the green chutney and the tamarind - sweet chutney on either sides.
  6. Add some garlic chutney and place a vada on it. Drizzle some more of the chutneys and a sprinkle of more of the garlic chutney. Serve with green chili for a delicious snack.

Reviews for Vada Pav (1)

Hema Mallika year ago

It seems yummyy...