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Vada Pav

by Praveen Kumar
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Vada Pav is Mumbai's iconic street food.
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Vada Pav is Mumbai’s iconic dish and is popularly known as India’s very own burger. Made of a vada stuffed between two pieces of pav bun, it is a popular street food across Maharashtra. The vada is made of a spicy potato filling deep fried in a gram flour batter and is served with a garlic chutney or green chutney sandwiched between two small buns called pav.

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Vada Pav Recipe

Vada Pav is Mumbai's iconic street food.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian, Maharashtrian
Keyword: street food

Ingredients for Vada Pav

  • 4 Pavs or any unsweetened bun
  • 1 cup Potatoes boiled, mashed
  • 1 tsp Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 Garlic Cloves grated
  • 1/2 inch Ginger peeled, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • a pinch Asafoetida Powder
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder + a pinch
  • 1/3 cup Bengal Gram Flour (Besan)
  • a small pinch Baking Soda
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil as required

To Serve

  • Garlic Chutney or Green Chutney as required

How to make Vada Pav

  • Grind together the green chillies, ginger and garlic. Keep aside.
  • Heat 1 to 2 tsp of oil in a pan.
  • Fry the mustard seeds till it starts to splutter.
  • Add the asafoetida powder and curry leaves.
  • Add the ground chillies, ginger and garlic mixture.
  • Stir-fry for a minute.
  • Add the mashed potatoes, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt.
  • Stir to mix well.
  • Remove and keep aside to cool.
  • Make small balls of the mixture and keep aside.
  • Combine the besan, baking soda, a pinch of turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp oil and salt.
  • Add enough water to make a batter.
  • Flatten the prepared balls slightly and dip them in the batter. Ensure the vadas are coated well with the batter.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Deep fry the vadas, one or two at a time, till golden brown.
  • Remove and drain excess oil.
  • To make the vada pav, slice each pav into half.
  • Spread some chutney and place a vada inside.
  • Serve at once.

 

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25 comments

sheljapeter November 14, 2013 - 12:43 pm

wow its yummy…………………

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[email protected] February 22, 2013 - 3:56 am

VADA PAV ROXXX!!!!

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apanirasoi November 22, 2012 - 7:06 am

You have a great food blog. Good detailed steps for recipe.

Thanks,
Apani Rasoi

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Gaurav Chauhan March 21, 2011 - 8:35 am

Delicious Yummy……… 😛

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jyothi February 7, 2011 - 12:55 am

its very good

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kapil kanawat October 27, 2010 - 7:20 am

i tried this recipe, its delicious! thanks!

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kapil kanawat October 27, 2010 - 7:18 am

i tried this recipe, its delicious! thanks praveen!

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chiya October 4, 2010 - 4:21 pm

keep going with new recipes

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tapasya August 13, 2010 - 1:45 am

very good i tried it its exelent my family also liked it thanku for this recipe the taste is very good

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Ritesh July 15, 2010 - 6:01 pm

Good one

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Parmanand July 4, 2010 - 10:45 pm

taste of indian bargar is wow.

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manjul June 1, 2010 - 3:55 am

very nice

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kinjal May 25, 2010 - 8:24 am

nice…..

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ange May 24, 2010 - 10:59 pm

made it for a party and was a smash hit!

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hardik April 15, 2010 - 12:24 pm

nice

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Sumit January 23, 2010 - 6:21 am

best fast food one can think of.

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rajnish December 6, 2009 - 1:06 am

its sumptuous, tried today only. really good

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sujay October 16, 2009 - 4:22 am

great website now i also try to make this

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shuna sultan July 25, 2009 - 12:14 pm

great recipe

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MANDAR KALYANKAR July 5, 2009 - 12:59 pm

I LIKE VADA PAV

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MANDAR KALYANKAR July 5, 2009 - 12:56 pm

I LIKE VADA PAV

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hemant lohar June 23, 2009 - 2:41 am

nicely given the recipe i love it and will try to make it at home

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raghav March 3, 2009 - 12:17 am

great recipe

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vsmugundhan October 31, 2008 - 1:24 pm

would like to try it soon thnx

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Ricky October 13, 2008 - 6:51 am

itz very fab.. however it should contain the best quality chutani recipe, so add to the perfect taste….

But thn also itz good.

thnaks.

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