Vada Pav

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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.



  1. wow its yummy…………………

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

    Apani Rasoi

  3. Gaurav Chauhan

    Delicious Yummy……… 😛

  4. its very good

  5. kapil kanawat

    i tried this recipe, its delicious! thanks!

  6. kapil kanawat

    i tried this recipe, its delicious! thanks praveen!

  7. keep going with new recipes

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

  9. Good one

  10. Parmanand

    taste of indian bargar is wow.

  11. very nice

  12. nice…..

  13. made it for a party and was a smash hit!

  14. nice

  15. best fast food one can think of.

  16. its sumptuous, tried today only. really good

  17. great website now i also try to make this

  18. shuna sultan

    great recipe





  21. hemant lohar

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

  22. great recipe

  23. vsmugundhan

    would like to try it soon thnx

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

    But thn also itz good.


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