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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Vada Pav Recipe|Wada Pav

       Vada pav is an elegant snack from mumbai road side. Its one of the most popular vegetarian fast food dish in mumbai and Maharashtra. I never tasted vada pav's. My better half did and he was crazy about it.When we had vada pav in Bangalore ,he used to say these never come close to mumbai vada pav. I liked the pav there but my thinking was" it must be so yummy then?".
vada pav
       I love pani puri,bhel chat,pav bhaji,aloo bonda  all the famous north Indian snack items and tried at home. I wanted to try vada pav too for so long but kept postponing it because it is a deep fried snack. I keep a rule like once in two weeks or once in 10 days I make a deep fried snack.We usually have poori on Saturday so vada pav took so long .
     One Friday I did pav buns, i wanted to make breakfast with them the next day then i thought about making vada pav. I served the pav with garlic chutney tarladalal suggested.This recipe is from tarladalal.
      If you are looking for a quick snack mumbai style snack check masala pav.
vada pav

                                         Vada Pav Recipe|Wada Pav

vada pav recipe                          Mumbai famous Vada pav recipe

 Cuisine: Indian Category:Dinner|Snack Yields:8 servings Prep time:40 minutes Cook time:10 minutes Total time:50 minutes

  • 8 pav buns.
  • Oil or ghee for roasting buns.
For batata vada:
  • 4 small potatoes(boiled and mashed to 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 green chilies
  • small piece of ginger
  • 1 large pod garlic
  • required salt
  • pinch of turmeric
  • Oil for frying vada.
Tempering for vada:
  • 1 tsp oil
  •  1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • few curry leaves.
Outer covering for vada:
  • 3/4cup besan/chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup water.
  • salt required.
  • 1 tsp oil.
  • pinch of turmeric.
Dry garlic chutney:
  • 1 tbsp coconut/Kopri(dried coconut).
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 small garlic pods
  • salt required.
Preparation of batata vada:
  • Pressure cook the potatoes for 3 whistles or until mushy.

  • Peel it and mash it down.
  • Add turmeric,required salt as well.
Pressure cooked potatoes

  • Pound ginger,garlic and green chili very well.
ginger ,garlic ,green chili paste

  • Add oil to the tava. Add mustard seeds.let it splutter.
  • Add curry leaves and saute it.
  • Add pound paste (ginger,garlic,chili) and saute for a minute.
Temper and add potato filling

  • Add mashed potatoes and cook them for a minute or until the raw smell of turmeric dissipates.
  • Make balls of equal shape. I made 22 small balls.
Make them in to balls of equal size

Preparation for outer Covering:
  • Add salt,oil,turmeric to besan flour and add required water.

Add everything to besan

  • This batter has to be thick and it should cover the potatoes (so don't make it thin).
Mix it to thick batter

Preparing garlic Chutney:
  • Add  coconut to tava and fry it(if using dried coconut skip this step).
Fry coconut
  • Add coconut,chili powder,garlic and salt to mixer and make it to crumbly powder. 

Add everything to mixer and make powder

garlic chutney ready

Frying vada:
  • Dip potato filling in besan batter .
Dip potatoes in besan

  • Add it to hot oil.
fry it

  • Fry it for a minute or until its completely cooked.
vada for vada pav is ready

Serving vada pav:
  • Heat pav buns by applying oil and cut them in half .
  • Apply chutney in between the buns.
Apply chutney to pav

  • Place vada pav .close it and enjoy.

vada pav ready

Serving suggestions :

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  1. The vada is what we call as bonda over here. Dressing it in a bun is simply a way of enjoying it for a filling meal. Yum.

  2. I love any Chaat item.. this is really filling and tasty chaat

  3. Yummy Roadside Snack!! Love the pics!

  4. My al time fav:-) looks delicious

  5. my all time favorite, i dont like deep fry one thats why i always make this in paniyaram pan. try it if you have that pan.

    1. I did it with paniyaram pan too.Not quite often i make with paniyaram pans.Sometimes we need to enjoy the real food right?

  6. perfect and delicious looking pav with chutney yumy

  7. I love vada pav.... I used to have it at Goli in Bangalore! You blog has amazing collections... but this caught my eye... guess I am missing home! :-(

    1. Hi famidha,
      Hope to see u again here soon.Try making them to cheer yourself,Goli a best place to have snack.

    2. Hi famidha,
      Hope to see u again here soon.Try making them to cheer yourself,Goli a best place to have snack.

  8. Wah! So nice. Not a bread person but I am drooling over the potato rolls.


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