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Spicy Mumbai Delight: Ultimate Vada Pav Sensation

Vada Pav

About the Dish:

Vada Pav is a popular street food in Mumbai, India. It consists of a spicy potato filling called vada sandwiched between a pav bun and served with chutney. The vada is made from mashed potatoes mixed with spices and herbs, dipped in a gram flour batter, and deep-fried until crispy. The pav bun is slightly toasted and spread with a chutney made from garlic, coriander, and other spices. Vada Pav is known for its delicious and bold flavors, and it’s a favorite snack among locals and tourists alike.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 500mg
Total Carbohydrates 50g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g


Ingredient Quantity
Potatoes 4 large
Gram flour (besan) 1 cup
Green chilies 3-4
Ginger 1-inch piece
Garlic 4-5 cloves
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder 1 tsp
Coriander leaves A handful
Lemon juice 1 tsp
Pav buns 6
Oil For deep frying
Salt To taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Boil the potatoes until they are tender. Peel and mash them in a bowl.
  • Step 2: In a blender, grind the green chilies, ginger, and garlic into a smooth paste. Add this paste to the mashed potatoes.
  • Step 3: Next, add turmeric powder, red chili powder, chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice, and salt to the mashed potatoes. Mix well to combine.
  • Step 4: Heat oil in a deep pan for frying. Meanwhile, shape the potato mixture into small round patties or vadas.
  • Step 5: Dip each vada into the gram flour batter and carefully place it in the hot oil. Fry until they turn golden brown and crispy.
  • Step 6: Drain the vadas on a kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
  • Step 7: Slice the pav buns horizontally and apply the garlic chutney on the inner sides.
  • Step 8: Place a vada between the pav buns and gently press to make a sandwich.
  • Step 9: Serve hot with more chutney or ketchup.

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