Vada Pav Recipe

"India's Irresistible Street Snack: The Vada Pav - A Flavorful Delight for Every Bite!"

Vada Pav, a popular street food in Mumbai, originated in the 1960s and consists of a fried potato dumpling in a bun.

Vada Pav Recipe

When it comes to iconic street food in Mumbai, few snacks can rival the popularity and deliciousness of Vada Pav. This humble yet flavorful dish has captured the hearts and taste buds of millions across India and beyond. Originating from the bustling streets of Mumbai, Vada Pav offers a unique combination of a spicy potato fritter sandwiched between a soft bun, accompanied by a tangy chutney. In this blog, we'll explore the mouthwatering Vada Pav recipe, so you can recreate this street food sensation in your own kitchen.

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 45 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 4 Calories: 304 Kcal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the Vada

For the Pav

For the Chutney


  1. Prepare the Potato Filling:
    • Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Allow them to splutter.
    • Add chopped green chilies and ginger-garlic paste. Sauté for a minute until the raw aroma disappears.
    • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well.
    • Add the mashed potatoes and mix thoroughly, ensuring that the spices are evenly distributed.
    • Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix again. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Make the Vada Batter:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine gram flour, baking soda, and salt.
    • Gradually add water and whisk the mixture to form a smooth, thick batter. Ensure there are no lumps.
    • Set the batter aside for 10-15 minutes to rest.
  3. Shape and Fry the Vadas:
    • Heat oil in a deep pan or kadai for deep frying.
    • Take a small portion of the potato filling and shape it into a round or oval-shaped ball. Repeat with the remaining filling.
    • Dip each potato ball into the prepared batter, ensuring it is coated evenly.
    • Gently drop the coated potato ball into the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crispy. Fry 2-3 vadas at a time, depending on the size of your pan.
    • Remove the fried vadas from the oil using a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  4. Assemble the Vada Pav:
    • Slice the pav buns horizontally, keeping one side intact to form a hinge.
    • Spread green chutney on one side of the bun and tamarind chutney on the other side.
    • Sprinkle some red chili powder on the chutneys if desired.
    • Place a vada in the center of the bun and press it gently.
    • Optionally, you can also add additional chutneys or fried green chilies for extra flavor.
    • Repeat the process for the remaining vadas and buns.

    With just a few simple steps, you can prepare a scrumptious batch of Vada Pav that will transport you to the bustling streets of Mumbai. This popular street food is perfect for a quick snack or as an appetizer for gatherings. Its bold flavors and textures are sure to leave you craving more. So gather your loved ones, follow this easy recipe, and enjoy the delightful experience of biting into a hot and spicy Vada Pav!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 piece

Amount Per Serving
Calories 304kcal
Calories from Fat 106.4kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.92g19%
Saturated Fat 1.43g8%
Sodium 331mg14%
Potassium 330.99mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 40.17g14%
Dietary Fiber 3.8g16%
Sugars 9.42g
Protein 9.16g19%

Vitamin A 1 IU
Vitamin C 5.1 mg
Calcium 71 mg
Iron 2.7 mg

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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