Sunday, March 7, 2010

Vada Pav

I am sure for this post, I'll not get the comment - "This is new to me." Vada Pav is a most most popular street food of Mumbai. In college days, this was our breakfast, lunch and evening snacks. In Mumbai you can see Vada Pav gadi on each street. I know it is very heavy calories …..but "Vada Pav ke liye kuch bhi karega". On Pune-Mumbai highway, in a food junction you will get awesome vada pav with garam chai (Tea). Now whenever we go to Mumbai from Bangalore. After landing in Mumbai, we first have vada pav on the road. Hey now instead of boring you with such a long description, will straight tell you the procedure .


Laadi Pav - 6
Imli (tamerind) ki chutney - 1/4 cup
Green chutney - 1/4 cup
Potato - 6 medium
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Asafetida - A pinch
Fresh coriander leaves, chopped - 2 tablespoon
Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste

For Paste

Green chilli - 3-4
Garlic cloves - 6-7
Ginger - 1 inch
Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon

For cover

Bengal gram flour (Besan) - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Ajwain - 1/4 teaspoon
Hot oil - 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste.

For Dry garlic chutney

Garlic cloves - 9-10
Gated dry coconut - 1/2 cup
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste


Boil, peel and mash potatoes. Make a paste of ingredients given under for the paste. Keep aside. Now heat oil in kadai. Add asafetida and turmeric powder. Then add paste and saute it for 1-2 minutes. Now add mashed potatoes, salt and chopped fresh coriander, lemon juice and mix well. Keep aside to cool. After that make small equal balls of potatoes mixture.

For Cover, mix all the ingredient. With water make a batter as we do for pakoda. Not too thick or not watery.

Heat sufficient oil in kadai. Oil should not be very hot. Now dip potato ball in the besan batter. It should get coated with batter from all the side. Deep fry it till golden brown. The cover will get crispy from outside. Drain on to paper towel.

For garlic chutney, mix all ingredients and coarsely grind it in a mixer.

Serving Vada pav

Slit one pav, Spread imly ki chutney on one side and green chutney on another side as shown in picture. Place vada on it nad press lightly. Add some garlic chutney. Close the pav .
Vada pav is ready. Now make a big "AAAAA" ( expand your mouth as much as you can) and enjoy the taste of heaven food.

This goes to 'THE COMBO EVENT' by Pari of foodelicious.


Pari said...

Thank you dear, I love this preparation and reminds me of Joshi's vada pav in Pune and one outside Dadar station. ...yumm some people also add sev to it.

aquadaze said...

Same here, whenever we land in Bombay, our first stop on way to Pune is for vada pav. Nothing compares to the ones you get back home. Now you've got me craving for vada pav.

Rachana Kothari said...

Thats so delicious!!! there is nothing like our street food :) yummy!!!!

Jagruti said...

Vada pav looks tempting!! I had them in Mumbai when I went India last time...

kalyani said...


Prathibha said...

Though I live in Mumbai whr u get vada pav at every corner,I rarely eat them as I m bit skeptical abt the hygiene of road side stalls....but vada pav is definitely a simple super snack that any one can afford and fill their hunger pangs.

Priya said...

Such a delectable dish, my all time favourite vada pav, makes me hungry...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Your Vada Pao Looks so tempting .. No matter where you are whenever you think of Mumbai, Vada Pao in Chowpatty flashes in your mind. During my last visit I had them there. Were Simply Awesome.


Deepa G Joshi said...

hey this is one of my favorites and can eat it anytime of the day and any numberof vada paavs :P..the platter looks so good.

Cooking Foodie said...

Please please please ship these to me... Love the garlic chutney!
These were a staple all thru school and college. The dish I have to have when I go to India now is have a vada pav - else the trip isn't complete :)

Khaugiri said...

Thank you friends for lovely response....... Vada pav is really a King of Street food:)

Nisha said...

I love vada pav and your looks to good.

Valarmathi said...

Looks yummy...

~ Lopa said...

Awww Wada Pav, how much i miss them :(

Came to your blog through Foodelicious combo event page, happy to discover it ! :)

R said...

u have a really nice collection of recipes too!! r u from maharashtra too? i am adding ur blog to my blogroll and will follow u :)) keep the yummy recipes flowing...

Khaugiri said...

Thanks Lopa!!!!
Thanks Rupali! Yes I am from Maharashtra:) & thanks for following.

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Swathi said...

Vada pav looks really yummy.

Pavithra said...

Wow my fav one..looks so yummy and tempting.

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