Mumbai Special Vada Pav - Part 1 : Making the Batata Vada

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Jan. 12, 2010

Vada pav is a very famous snack food. It is a filing made with potato and coated with chickpea batter. It is fried and eaten with bun. The dish is made with vada and the pav or bun.


Boiled potatoes 4
Minced onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Ginger garlic paste 1/2 Teaspoon
Oil 1/2 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric 1 Pinch
Asofoetida 1 Pinch
Salt To Taste
Minced green chilies 2
Whole green chilies 4
Chopped coriander 1 Tablespoon
Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
Chickpea flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Rice flour 2 Tablespoon
Water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Oil 1 Teaspoon (For Batter)
Baking soda 1 Pinch
Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
Pav 6 (Adjust Quantity As Needed)


Mash the potaotes coarsely.

Heat oil and add cumin, turmeric, asofetida, ginger-garlic paste.

Stir and add onions saute until soft.

Add salt. Now add this mixture to potatoes.

Add coriander, lemon juice, chilis.

To make batter, add water and other ingredients to form a smooth paste. It should neither be too thick nor too thin.

Make balls of the potato mixture.

Heat oil for deep frying the vadas.

Coat the balls in chickpea batter and fry them until golden brown.

Fry some green chilis as well.

Now serve the vadas with fried green chilis.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 4