Vada Pav Recipe | Mumbai Style Pav & Batata Vada

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Vada Pav is an Indian slider made with lightly toasted pav buns stuffed with batata vada and flavored with various chutneys. The Marathi word batata vada means potato fritter and pav refers to fluffy soft and buttery bread bun.

Batata Vada is made of boiled, mashed & spiced potatoes which are coated in a gram flour batter and deep fried.

To prepare the Vada Pav, a combination of chutneys is spread over the toasted pav buns and the batata vada is placed in between resulting in a delicious amalgam of flavors.

There are 3 main chutneys that are used for making Vada Pav: Green Coriander ChutneyTamarind Chutney (Imli Ki Chutney) and Dry Garlic Chutney. These can be prepared in advance and refrigerated for a number of days.

Vada Pav was first among the street food variety in Mumbai. It is also loosely referred to as the poor man’s burger as it is available at a very reasonable price on street side stalls and can be served as a snack or as a spicy and tangy light meal.

Vada Pav originated as cheap street food in Mumbai, but is now offered in stalls and restaurants throughout India. Many people also like to grill the Pav for better taste. It is often served with fried green Chillies to make it spicier.

To make Vada Pav at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Vada Pav Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1

Vada Pav Recipe | Mumbai Style Pav & Batata Vada

Vada Pav is an Indian Street food made by stuffing deep fried potato fritters in lightly toasted buns and served with spicy chutneys.
4.92 from 57 votes

Recipe Info

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4
Category Snacks
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g

Ingredients For Vada Pav Recipe | Mumbai Style Pav & Batata Vada
  

For the Potato Filling

  • 3 Medium Sized Potatoes, boiled
  • 7-8 Curry Leaves
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Heeng (Asafoetida)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt or as per taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

For the Batter

  • 1 Cup Besan (Gram Flour)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or as per taste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • Oil for Frying

For Assembly

Step By Step Instructions for Vada Pav Recipe | Mumbai Style Pav & Batata Vada
 

  • Prepare green chutney. You can store this in the refrigerator for upto a week, or in the freezer for 2-3 weeks.
    Coriander Tomato Chutney Recipe Step By Step Instructions
  • Prepare tamarind chutney (imli ki chutney). This chutney can be refrigerated for upto a month.
    Tamarind Chutney Recipe Step By Step Instructions
  • Prepare dry garlic chutney. You can store this chutney also for 4-5 days.
    Dry Garlic Chutney Recipe
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the seeds start to crackle, add curry leaves along with paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies.
    7-8 Curry Leaves, 3 Garlic Cloves, 1/2 Inch Ginger, 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds, 1 Tablespoon Oil, 2 Green Chillies
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, heeng (asafoetida) and salt to the pan.
    1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder, 1/4 Teaspoon Heeng (Asafoetida), 1 Teaspoon Salt or as per taste
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions 2
  • Mash the boiled potatoes and add this mixture to them.
    3 Medium Sized Potatoes, boiled
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions 3
  • Mix everything well to coat the potatoes with the spices.
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions 4
  • Take gram flour in a mixing bowl and add salt, red chilli powder & turmeric powder to the mixture.
    1 Teaspoon Salt, or as per taste, 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder, 1 Cup Besan (Gram Flour)
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions 5
  • Add roughly 1/2 cup water slowly to get a batter of coating consistency.
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions 6
  • Heat oil in a pan for frying. Make small balls of the potato filling and dip them in the batter.
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions 7
  • Then fry the balls on medium-high flame till they turn golden brown.
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions 8
  • After frying, drain the vadas on an absorbent paper to drain the excess oil.
    Batata Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions
  • To assemble, slice the pav buns in half and lightly toast them in butter. Spread the green chutney, tamarind chutney and dry garlic chutney on the pav and place the prepared batata vada in between. Vada Pav is ready. Serve it hot.
    2 Tablespoons Green Chutney (Coriander Chuntney), 2 Tablespoons Tamarind Chutney (Imli Ki Chutney), 2 Tablespoons Dry Garlic Chutney, 2 Tablespoons Butter, 4 Pav (Whole wheat burger buns)
    Vada Pav Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1

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2 thoughts on “Vada Pav Recipe | Mumbai Style Pav & Batata Vada”

  1. Thank you for this yummy recipe. My wife and me wife are ardent lovers of authentic vada pav. Here in Bengaluru we were missing those authentic Mumbai vada pav. I prepared it today & my wife liked it very much. Once again thank you very much..

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