Vada pav the desi burger
Written by Jayashree
Published on June 18, 2014

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) :

6 potatoes boiled

 2 onions finely cut

1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder 

1 teaspoon chilli powder 

 1 tablespoon coriander leaves finely cut

1/2 teaspoon amchur powder 

salt to taste

For the batter :

1 bowl gram flour 

1 tablespoon rice flour 

1 teaspoon chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 

salt to taste

a pinch of soda bi carbonate

oil for frying

For the green chutney :

1 bunch coriander leaves 

30 mint leaves 

6 green chillies 

4 cloves garlic 

salt to taste




To make the green chutney:

Grind all the ingredients together sans water. Remove it in a bowl.

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 ingredients of the batter with a little water. It should be of 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. Remove on an absorbent paper. 

To make the vada pav :

Cut the pav bun into halves . Heat a skillet, smear some butter on it and  roast 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. Heat it on the skillet for a few seconds. Serve hot. 

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  1. smithakal

    yummy vada pavs.. do visit me

    • jayashree

      Thankyou Sure

  2. Natasha In Oz

    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

    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much Natasha. Glad you liked it . Visiting soon..:)

  3. Nayna Kanabar

    I tried vada pav for the first when I went to India in February last year. I have never made it at home so will definitely try this recipe.

    • jayashree

      Thankyou Nayna, do give a try.



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