Vada Pav How to make Vada Pav

Vada Pav How to make Vada Pav

Vada Pav How to make Vada Pav

Vada Pav is a popular Indian street food in the state of Maharashtra. It is a spicy potato pakoda (vada) stuffed into a bun (pav). Here is the complete process of making Vada Pav:


For the Potato Filling:

  • 4 large potatoes, boiled, peeled, and mashed
  • 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped (adjust to taste)
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (coriander leaves)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the Gram Flour Batter:

  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • A pinch of baking soda (optional)
  • A pinch of red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water, as needed, to make a thick batter

For Frying:

Oil for deep frying

For Assembling:

  • Pav (small Indian bread rolls)
  • Green chutney or tamarind chutney (optional)
  • Garlic chutney (optional)
  • Sliced onions (optional)


Prepare the Potato Filling:

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. let them splutter
  • Add chopped green chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida. Fry for a minute.
  • Fry the ginger for a minute.
  • Add Mash red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and potatoes. Massage well.
  • Cook for a few minutes until the potato mixture is completely heated through and the spices are well combined.
  • Add lemon juice and chopped coriander. Mix and remove from flame.
  • Let the potato cool down.


Prepare the Gram Flour Batter:

  • Mix gram flour, red chilli powder, a pinch of baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Add water slowly and mix well to form a thick and smooth batter. Make sure there are no lumps.


Making the Vada Pav:

  • Heat the oil in a deep frying pan on medium flame.
  • Shape the potato mixture into a ball or patty.
  • Carefully drop the potato balls into the gram flour batter.
  • Carefully drop the potato balls into the hot oil. Fry it until it turns golden brown. Repeat with remaining potatoes.
  • To remove oil from fried vadas, drain the oil on a paper towel.

Making the Pav:

  • Slice the pav horizontally without cutting them all the way through.
  • spread green chutney, tamarind chutney, or garlic chutney on the inside of the pav.


Making Vada Pav:

  • Put hot vada in the pav.
  • Optionally, add some chopped onions for flavor and crunch.
  • Add chutney if you wish and serve hot.
  • Enjoy your home made Vada Pav, a delicious and iconic Indian street food snack!

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