vada pav
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
  • butter
  • 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. 

 

Vada Pav

Vada Pav is a popular street food from Mumbai. It is now famous all over India and popular as Desi Burger.
Course evening snacks
Cuisine Indian
Keyword desi burger, evening snacks, vada pav

Ingredients

  • 10 pav buns
  • butter
  • 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
  • mouth watering

Instructions

  1. To make the green chutney:
  2. Grind all the ingredients together sans water. Remove it in a bowl.
  3. To make the vadas :
  4. 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.
  5. To make the vada pav :
  6. 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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13 Comments

  1. smithakal

    yummy vada pavs.. do visit me

    Reply
  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

    Reply
    • jayashree

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

      Reply
  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.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Nayna, do give a try.

      Reply
  4. shobhakeshwani

    This is my favourite and I can say the most delicious burger. Spicy and yummy.

    Reply
  5. Priya Srinivasan

    oh yumm!!!! vada paavs are our favorite, just imagining the pav and the vada with the chutney i m just salivating!!

    Reply
  6. Manjiri Chinis

    absolutely LOVE vada pav , brings back soooo many memories of growing up in Mumbai!

    Reply
  7. FoodTrails

    VAda Pav is an emotion for all those who have loved even few years in Mumbai..We just love it.. Lovely post and share for those who are new to this dish.

    Reply
  8. Mireille Roc (@ChefMireille)

    this has been on my to do list for such a long time. I am ready to try it now with your inspiration!

    Reply
  9. Preethicuisine

    I am a sucker for Vada pav anytime. Miss this days in Mumbai. Loved your recipe Jayashree. Nothing can beat these desi burgers.

    Reply

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