Vada Pav

Vada pav, a popular street food in Mumbai, is similar to American burger in which a spicy potato dumpling is kept inside the pav bread. Anyone traveling to Mumbai does not like to return home before relishing street foods like vada pav, pav bhaji, etc. It is fascinating to find people from every walk of life whether a celebrity, or a taxi driver dropping in to such eateries to savor these tantalizingly delicious goodies.


Vada pav consists of pav bread, potato dumpling (batata vada), garlic chutney & green chutney.  You could find the recipe for pav bread here and for all other elements as below:


Potato dumpling (Batata Vada) : 

First we  need to prepare potato balls as below.


Then fry those potato balls after dipping into chickpea flour batter.


Garlic chutney : Roast all the ingredients in oil and grind into a coarse powder.



Green Chutney: Grind all ingredients into chutney and pour some lemon juice into it to retain its green color. You may also add a pinch of chaat masala for flavor.



How to assemble vada pav: Pav bread should be cut open horizontally but not split into two, garlic chutney or green chutney to be smeared on each slice separately and vada placed between the slices. Serve vada pav with tomato sauce, or green chutney and garnish with onion rings & fried green chilli.



83 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog! I love your Indian recipes! They look delicious! Have a beautiful day!

    1. Megala says:

      My pleasure! Great day to you too.

  2. Looks delicious. Your pictures of ingredients and amounts are very helpful! 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks a lot !

  3. Just wowww yaaa!

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by !

  4. Altym fav. Perfect 👌

    1. Megala says:

      Me too, thanks. 🙂

  5. Wow, this is looking so good, mouthwatering..loved the recipe, will try this for sure☺

    1. Megala says:

      Glad to hear this from you ! Thank you !

  6. My Real Dish says:

    This would make my veggie burger not so boring! Totally trying this!

    1. Megala says:

      Oh, thanks ! 🙂

  7. Aruna says:

    You have got the Mumbai Vada Pav down perfect!

    1. Megala says:

      Oh, thanks ! Glad to hear this from YOU ! 🙂

  8. So tempted – lovely post 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks so much !

  9. Vada pav – so tempting Megala – and such a great veggie burger alternative too 😀

    1. Megala says:

      Yes, it is ! Thanks !!

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