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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


  • 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


  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.