Vada Pav Recipe: How to make Vada Pav

Vada pav is also known as batata vada is a famous street snack native to Maharashtra, loved by the whole nation. It is a simple cooked mashed potato made into rolls covered in gram flour batter and deep fried. These rolls which are known as vada are served in pav or buns with some garlic chutney or fried green chilis on the side. It is the top on-the-go snack for Mumbai citizens. So, now let’s dig a little deeper, and quickly run through the ingredients needed for this recipe and further steps.

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Vada Pav Recipe: How to make Vada Pav
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Vada Pav is a simple cooked mashed potato made into rolls covered in gram flour batter and deep fried
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
  • 4-5 Mashed potatoes
  • Vegetable Oil for cooking and frying
  • 1 tbsp Crushed Ginger
  • 1-3 Chopped Green Chilies
  • ½ Tsp Mustard seeds
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • ½ Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 7-8 Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • Salt as required
  • 2 cups Gram flour
  • Water as needed
  • ½ Tsp Red chili powder
  • ½ cup Roasted peanuts
  1. Take a pan and heat one tbsp of oil in it. Add some mustard seeds and curry leaves until they splutter. Now, add green chilies, ginger, asafoetida, red chili powder and mix all the ingredients well.
  2. Now, add the mashed potatoes in the pan and give it a good blend. After about 10-15 mins of continuous cooking of potato stuffing, turn off the heat and let it cool down so that it could get easy for you to make it into small balls later.
  3. Take a big bowl and add two cups of gram flour into it. Now add the following spices, salt as required, ½ Tsp red chili powder, ½ Tsp turmeric powder and gently mix.
  4. Start to pour water and keep on stirring the batter until you reach the proper consistency. Once you reach the running consistency of the batter, keep it aside.
  5. First of all, make medium sized balls of the cooked mashed potatoes and keep it on a plate.
  6. Take a Kadai and add ample amount of oil to fry these potato balls. Just when the oil is hot, stir the batter again and check if you need some water or not.
  7. Take a ball and coat it well in the mixture, carefully. Now, drop it into the oil and fry it until light brown evenly.
  8. Repeat the process for all the other potato vada as well. Keep the fried vada on the tissue paper and let it rest for a minute.
  9. Take a pav and cut it into a half, put green chutney and garlic chutney onto it and a vada in it. Press it gently and serve as it is. It’s a tasty, tummy filling, fantastic street food snack that you can prepare for breakfast or evening bites.
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Serving size: 2