Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Vada pav.............. Mumbai street food

Hello friends!  Looking at the title I am sure everyone would say wow!!!!!! yummy..........

Well, as all know, vada pav or as it is called desi burger is very famous street food of Mumbai but now a days, its found everywhere. There is no fixed version  of how to make delicious vadas as per my views. So here I present my version which does not contain garlic and includes other spices. 
Vada pav is basically batata vada or potato balls dumped in  gramflour paste and deep fried. They are stuffed in pavs or buns.  Try my version and I am sure you all would love it. 


  • 5-6 boiled potatoes
  • 1 cup besan/gram flour
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander/cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp amchoor/anardana powder
  • 1tsp  mustard seeds
  • few sprigs of curry patta
  • 1 tbsp oil for tempering+ more oil for deep frying
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • pav buns as needed 
  • Coriander & mint chutney and sweet dates chutney as desired
Mash the boiled potatoes and add the dry masalas with 1 tsp turmeric powder. Mix well so all masalas are mixed well in the potatoes. In a pan heat 1tbsp oil  and add mustard seeds. Once they crackle add chopped green chilli, curry patta and  asafoetida. Saute for a minute and add mashed potatoes mixture. Mix well. Remove from flame and let it cool.

Make a pakoda consistency batter of gramflour with salt , turmeric powder and 1tbsp oil. Make sure its lump free. Heat oil in kadhai. Make balls of potato mixture and dunk in batter. Deep fry in medium heat. Turn sides  till both sides are golden brown. Remove on  kitchen paper to drain excess oil.

Slit the pav buns and spread chutneys as desired. Put one vada in middle and close the top. Your vada pav is ready. Personally I love vadas without chutney and hence in these pics the  mild chutney is added.





  1. Wow .. Vada Pav is my favourite.. specially with the red chutney powder.

  2. Looks yum.Thanks for sharing..

  3. Yum yum hot vada pav at tea time !

  4. My husband's mooooooossssssttt fav. snack...

  5. aahhhhha, who can resist by seeing this yummilicious vada pav with red chutney powder! My mouth is truely watering meenu, pass on it to me.

  6. yummy and delicious vada pav

  7. its my favourite street food... love those days of beautiful memories with vada pav...

  8. Who can resist to this droolworth vada pav..love it very much.

  9. Delicious vada pav.. Who can say no to this..? Yum!

  10. Hai Meenu dear... at last am here after long time... i really missed ur space... n i entered on right time to taste the vada pav as my welcome treat...;)

  11. Nicely made meena...they look good!

  12. Very filling and delicious snack, and the answer for your question, about the soda in the cake, I am using it in the place of eggs, so you need the fizz to bring that lightness from an egg..

  13. wow yummy ..i envy you looking at those beautiful pavs.. I had to make do with burger buns..

  14. Wow!! i love road side dishes,mouthwatering vada pav:)

  15. Badhia!!! Kya baat hai, I lurve it.

  16. Vada Pav is one of my fav street foods. Just looking at it, I am drooling !

  17. wow..luks very delicious n spicy..great job.

  18. Love this so much!! Am feeling hungry now ;) This is n my to-do list for a long time, will have to try soon, along with the other recipes that I chose from ur blog ;)


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