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January 28, 2015

Vada Pav Recipe-Mumbai Batata Vada With Garlic Chutney Recipe

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Vada Pav Recipe
Vada pav needs no introduction. As you all know, its a very famous street food which was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Here in Bangalore, I have tasted vada pav only in Goli outlets. Recently I went to Goli with my school moms friends just for a kitty party. There were nearly 7 varieties of vada pav. We ordered one each in all the varieties, we shared & relished it. Everything had its own taste & flavor.
I loved masala vada pav more than all.

In Goli, they use readymade frozen batata vada & the moment we order, they just deep fry the vadas in oil using an electronic fryer for 6 minutes at 180c and serve us really hot. The one I tasted in Goli tempted me to try at today.  As my daughter is a very big fan of pav recipes, she told me to make & keep it ready for her evening snacks after she is back from the school. 

For this recipe, I watched the making of vada pav in you tube videos & browsed through few websites too. Believe me, it came out awesome! I made Batata vada, Sukha (Lehsun)/dry garlic chutney, Green chutney and everything came out really well. I was very happy with the outcome. Now I can make yummy vada pav at home easily for my family & guests as well. But still I wish to taste the original Vada pav from Mumbai fast food corners at least once in my life time.

Vada Pav Recipe

Vada Pav Recipe

Vada Pav Recipe Vada pav recipe - Batata vada with dry garlic chutney & Green chutney.
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 20 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 35 Minutes

For batata vada
  • Boiled Big potato - 2 nos
  • Green chillies - 2 nos ( finely chopped)
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger&Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Hing/Asafetida - 1/8 tsp
  • Cooking oil – 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
For dry garlic chutney
  • Dry coconut powder - 3 tbsp (Kobbari podi)
  • Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
  • Garlic cloves - 6 nos
  • Salt - as needed
For green chutney
  • Coriander & Mint leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Green chillies - 2 nos
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger - Small piece
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
For Batata Vada Batter
  • Gram flour/Besan – 1 cup
  • Rice flour – 1 tbsp
  • Cooking soda – a pinch
  • Salt – as needed
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Water – as needed ( to make bajji batter consistency)
Pav buns – 6 nos
Butter – as needed

  • Wash & pressure cook potatoes. Peel the skin and mash it well. Set aside. Now take the mashed potatoes & add finely chopped green chillies, turmeric powder, salt, coriander leaves and G&G paste. Mix well. 
Vada pav recipe
  • Grind the ingredients given under “ Dry garlic chutney” to a powder adding required salt. Keep it ready in a bowl. Again grind the ingredients for “Green chutney” and keep aside.
Vada pav chutney recipe
  • Now heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds & curry leaves. Add the mashed potato mixture & mix well until everything comes together as a mass. Remove & let it cool. Then make golf sized balls and keep it ready. U can make it flat or round balls.
Vada pav recipe

Vada pav recipe
  • Now prepare the bonda batter by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix well and dip the potato balls.
Vada pav recipe
  • Heat oil and put a pinch of batter for testing the heating point of oil. If the batter rises up immediately, heat is just right. Simmer the flame & drop the bonda in batches, cook them both the sides. Remove & drain the oil. While you deep fry the bondas, you may get some tail portions, collect them together, crush it using your hands and mix with dry garlic chutney. They are nothing but besan crumbs. But this step is completely optional. If you don’t want to follow this,just remove them and have it as such. It tastes super crispy.
Vada pav recipe
  • Take the pav buns and slit it like an open book using a knife.
Pav bun
  • Now heat the dosa pan and add 2 tbsp of butter.Sprinkle some dry garlic chutney powder and place the pav buns over the chutney powder.Grease it well in the inner part.
Vada pav recipe
  • Take the roasted buns and sprinkle some more garlic chutney powder if needed. Then apply green chutney on one side of pav and place the batata vada. Cover it and serve immediately with fried green chillies on side.
Vada pav

Enjoy !


  • Add more chillies in potato mixture if you want more spicy vada.
  • Some poeple add roasted & crushed peanuts & sesame seeds to dry garlic chutney. But its completely optional. U can also add a pinch of tamarind piece while grinding.
  • This dry garlic & green chutney stays good for a week if refrigerated in an air tight box.
  • Make sure u use fresh pav buns for best taste. I used Nilgiris brand pav buns here.
  • Green chutney is optional here. In Goli, they din’t add green chutney for classic vada pav recipe. So its your choice.

Mumbai vada pav recipe

Enjoy this mumbai style vada pav recipe with hot masala chai. Tastes heavenly !!

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Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Looks irresistible....very nicely made

Chitra said...

Thanks Kaveri :)

Motions and Emotions said...

perfectly prepared vada pav

Sona said...

Beautiful clicks.. And tthe vada pav looks so tempting..

Unknown said...

those pics just made me drool here ....

Latha said...

Wow.....looks yummm...

Priya said...

I love vada pav's.They are one awesome filling snack

Ayush Parihar said...

did it tasted like goli vada pav ?

Chitra said...

Yeah, similar :)