Vada Pav

Vada pav, a popular street food in Mumbai, is much similar to American burger in which a spicy potato dumpling is kept inside the pav bread. Anyone traveling to Mumbai does not return home before relishing the delicious street foods like vada pav, pav bhaji, etc. It is so 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 (if you like this as dry powder, you can reduce garlic so that it will have less moisture).


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: First we need to cut open the pav bread horizontally (but not split into two), then smear garlic chutney on the one half and green chutney on the other half and place vada between those slices. Serve vada pav with tomato sauce, or green chutney and garnish with onion rings & fried green chilli.


83 Comments Add yours

  1. One of my favorite street food. It looks so tempting.

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  2. Perfect n delicious 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  3. Carol says:

    I love your detailed pictures Megha and thank for explaining what a pav is I get a little muddled( my age)…lol about Chat’s etc I am assuming it regionals or the type of currys 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks ! We, south Indians did feel the same way as you did, I just couldn’t correlate pav with bread when I heard for the first time !! 🙂

      1. Carol says:

        I am pleased it isn’t just me then …lol

  4. Rini says:

    Delicious post Megala!

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks, Rini ! 🙂

  5. Ramyarecipes says:

    Like to have it right away 😋

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks ! 🙂

  6. This looks so tasty! Love the different layers of flavors you have here. 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you ! 🙂

  7. PS says:

    OMG..This is heaven!! It’s so tempting!! Making me feel hungry!:P Like the Garlic Chutney it has very different and unique ingredients. I should try this.

    1. Megala says:

      Yes, you would definitely love its beautiful flavor ! Thanks !!

  8. wow! This looks SO good!!!

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks SO much ! 🙂 🙂

  9. Looks irresistible !! Love Vada Pav 😋

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks ! 🙂

  10. Yum! I’d much prefer one of these over a traditional American burger or slider any day.

    1. Megala says:

      Wow ! Thanks !! 🙂

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