Vada Pav



Mumbai’s very own burger. The vada is made of a spicy potato filling deep fried in a gram flour batter. Along with a hot and spicy green chutney and sweet and tangy khajur imli ki chutney, it is served inside a small “Laddi Pav”.Vada pav is a staple food of many mumbaikars.


8 ladi pavs

For the vada filling 

1 1/2 cups boiled and mashed Potatoes

2 tbsp Green chilli-ginger-garlic paste.

1 tsp Mustard seeds

1/2 tsp Methi seeds.

1/4 tsp Asafoetida

6 to 8 kadi patta finely chopped

1/2 tsp Haldi powder

2 tbsp chopped Corriander leaves.

2 tbsp oil

For the outer covering

2 cup Besan (Bengal gram flour)

1/4 tsp Haldi powder

a pinch of Fruit salt

1/2 tsp Dhana jeera powder

salt to taste

oil for deep-frying

4 tbsp Mint chutney.

4 tbsp Khajur imli chutney.


For the vada fillling :

Finely chop boiled and peeled potatoes,keep aside.

Heat the oil and add the mustard seeds,methi seeds. When they crackle, add the asafoetida and curry leaves and sauté for a few seconds.
Add green chilli,ginger and garlic paste,sauté again for a few seconds.

Add the potatoes, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.Add chopped corriander leaves,mix well.

Remove from the fire and cool.

Divide into 8 equal portions. Shape into rounds.


For the outer covering

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and make a batter using approximately 1/3 cup of water.



Dip each round of the vada filling into the batter and allow it to coat the mixture well .

Deep fry in hot oil, till golden brown on both the sides


. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.


How to proceed:

Take ladi pav.


Slice each pav into half.


Spread some green and some khajur imli chutney


Place one vada in each pav.


And press together.

Serve immediately.

Happy Cooking!!!


Tips:For more spicy flavour u can add dry red garlic chutney,finely chopped onions,schezwan sauce can be added to make schezwan vada pav,butter can be used to make butter vada pav,slices of cheese or some grated cheese can be used to make cheese vada pav.Vada pav acn also be slightly grilled with butter to make grilled vada pav.

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