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.


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  1. musingsofakacchalimbu says:

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    1. Megala says:

      Oh, interesting ! Sure, will do !!
      By the way, thanks for dropping by !

  2. Sisir Ghosh says:

    Looks great.

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  3. One of the most favourite street food… πŸ˜›

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  4. We love Vada Pav and our friend who lives in Mumbai brings enough for us on his occasional visits. We even get it at chat places here, but never thought of making it. Looks like it is not so difficult after all. Thanks, Megala. May be will give the husband a surprise.

    1. Megala says:

      Yes, please go ahead as it is really easy to make, and you would notice twinkling eyes & happy smiles on your loved ones’ faces !

  5. writerankita says:


    1. Megala says:

      Thanks !

  6. Yummy Yummy! Would love to grab some!

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks ! πŸ™‚

  7. Having stayed in Mumbai for a couple of years, this has always been one of my favourites πŸ™‚

    1. Megala says:

      It is everyone’s favorite, indeed ! πŸ™‚ Thanks !!

  8. jyo says:

    Totally ROCKING stuff πŸ’―πŸ’―

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  9. Mmm – I love potatoes in any form!

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks ! πŸ™‚

  10. Brilliantly detailed post, major weakness for me, this is what Mumbai Street Food Lovers swear by, a quick fix for office goers in Mumbai, I can write oodles of things in honour of this humble yet filling snack. So nicely done Megala!

    1. Megala says:

      Yes, indeed a most sought-after fast food for every Indian ! Thanks a lot !!

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