Vada Pav 11

Vada Pav consists of a deep-fried potato ball coated with a batter placed inside a bread bun (pav) sliced almost in half through the middle. This is a popular Maharashtrian street food snack.

Vada Pav 11

Vada Pav is alternatively spelled as Vada Pao, Wada Pav, or Wada Pao. It is a vegetarian fast food dish and also one such quick-selling street snack native to the Indian state of Maharashtra. One can call it an Indian burger.

The patty inside is the Batata Vada. The vada is made of a spicy potato filling coated with gram flour batter and deep-fried. Then it is sandwiched in between a pav bun with some flavorful chutneys and served hot.

Event-related to this post :

The April month challenge in the ‘Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge’ group was ‘Railway Recipes’, suggested by Seema this time. Well, I was partnered with Mayuri Patel for this theme who gave me 2 secret ingredients Chat masala and Mustard oil; I gave her Peanuts and Curry leaves. She prepared Lemon Rice using those secret ingredients. And as usual, using my two ingredients I have also come up with this Jhal Muri for the theme contribution.


Vada Pav 11

Vada Pav

Vada Pav consists of a deep fried potato ball coated with a batter placed inside a bread bun (pav) sliced almost in half through the middle. This is a popular Maharashtrian street food snack.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Maharashtrian Cuisine
Servings 4


For Batata Vada (Coating)-

  • 1 cup Besan
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch Baking soda
  • Salt as needed
  • Water as needed

For Batata Vada (Stuffing) –

  • 2 no. Potato (boiled and smashed)
  • 2-3 no. Green chili (crushed)
  • 5-6 no. Garlic clove (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp Peanut (fried)
  • ½ tsp Mustard seed
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 sprig Curry leaf
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp Oil

For Batata Vada (Frying) –

  • Oil for deep frying

Others –

  • 6 no. Pav bun
  • Green chutney as needed
  • Tamarind chutney as needed
  • Peanut garlic chutney as needed
  • Green chili (fried) few


For Batata Vada –

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and allow to splutter.
  • Then add curry leaves, crushed garlic and green chilies. Fry for a minute.
  • Turn off the heat and add the turmeric powder.
  • Give a mix and then add the fried peanuts, boiled and smashed potatoes, salt.
  • Mix everything well and allow to cool down completely.
  • In a mixing bowl, take besan, turmeric powder, salt and baking soda. Mix well.
  • Add water little by little to get a smooth batter. But, the batter should not be very thick or thin.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan for deep frying.
  • Now make balls with 2 tbsp of the stuffing at a time and keep in a plate.
  • Dip one ball at a time into the batter to coat well and then gently drop into the hot oil.
  • Drop few more balls to the oil, but dont overcrowd the pan.
  • Deep fry till golden from all the sides, and drain onto a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Similarly fry rest balls.

Assemble the Vada Pav –

  • Take one pav bun first and slit in half horizontally (leaving one edge joined).
  • Spread one side with tamarind Chutney, the other side with green chutney.
  • Then put some peanut-garlic chutney on both side and place one batata vada in the middle along with 1-2 fried whole green chilies.
  • Press down the whole bun gently and serve immediately by making some more vada pav like this !
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  1. Poonam

    5 stars
    Who can resist Vada Paav ! It is such a lip-smacking treat and your presentation makes it all the more desirable..

  2. Priya Iyer

    5 stars
    Such a classic Maharashtrian dish, executed and photographed beautifully! ❤️ I love the ease of a vada pav, the way one can eat it on the go. And, of course, it’s so very delicious. 😀

  3. Renu

    5 stars
    Vada pav looks tempting. Being a Mumbaikar is one of my favorite street food. Perfectly done vada pav

  4. Radha

    5 stars
    Irresistible! We are great vada pav fans and we love to have it anytime. Your vada pav picture looks stunning, perfectly made!

  5. Vasusvegkitchen

    5 stars
    What a lovely click, vada pav looks super tempting with fried chilli. Perfect to have it anytime but mainly in this rainy season.

  6. Priya vj

    5 stars
    Best companion during monsoon. Vada pav has so many memories associated with my school and college days.. such a wonderful gourmet presentation sasmita

  7. Seema

    5 stars
    Cannot help looking at this vadapav image and thinking I am in a dream. The recipe with the perfectly fried chillies is unbeatable.

  8. Archana

    5 stars
    Beautifully made and clicked. Who can resist Vada Pav, especially in this rainy season? Even as I am commenting it looks like it will rain and I want some vada pav.

  9. Preethicuisine Preethicuisine

    5 stars
    Vada Pav looks irresistible. I can have it any time of the day. Home made is always the best. Beautifully presented Sasmita .

  10. Narmadha

    5 stars
    OMG. This is too tempting and makes me mouthwatering. Beautifully presented and wish to grab it right away.

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