Vada pav the desi burger

Vada pav is very famous in the streets of Mumbai and is known as the desi burger. It is tasty and serves as a good snack for a memorable  evening with a cup of hot tea or coffee. This snack is a  favourite of my children.

Ingredients that you need :

10 pav buns


tomato ketchup

For the vada  (dumpling) :

potatoes boiled 6

onions 2 finely cut

garam masala powder 1/2 tsp

chilli powder 1 tsp

  coriander leaves 

amchur powder 1/2 tsp


For the batter :

gram flour 1 bowl

rice flour 1 tbsp

chilli powder 1 tsp

cumin seeds 1/2 tsp


a pinch of soda bi carbonate

oil for frying

For the green chutney :

coriander leaves 1 bunch

mint leaves hand ful 

green chillies 6

garlic 4 cloves


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mouth watering




To make the green chutney:

Grind all the ingredients together sans water.

To make the vadas :

Mash the potatoes,add the onions, garam masala, chilli powder ,salt, amchur powder and coriander leaves and mix well. Mix the ingrdients of the batter into a semi thick consistency. Make small balls of the filling, keep aside. Heat oil in a kadai.Take a ball, dip it in the batter and slowly let a few of them in the oil. Fry till a  dark hue engulfs them..

To make the vada pav :

Cut the pav bun into halves . Heat a tawa,smear some butter on it and  toast it slightly. Apply tomato ketchup on one half and the green chutney on the other half. Take ,  a fried dumpling,press it between palms and keep it between the two halves.

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  1. smithakal says:

    yummy vada pavs.. do visit me

  2. That sounds delicious! My daughter is going to India in December so I will tell her to look out for this. Thanks for sharing this at the #saygdayparty. I just pinned this to the Say G’day Saturday board.

    The party is in full swing now so if you haven’t had a chance to visit some the links please do stop by and have a look!

    Best wishes for a wonderful week,
    Natasha in Oz

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