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 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.
📖 RECIPE CARD
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
- 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 !
Who can resist Vada Paav ! It is such a lip-smacking treat and your presentation makes it all the more desirable..
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. 😀
Vada pav looks tempting. Being a Mumbaikar is one of my favorite street food. Perfectly done vada pav
Irresistible! We are great vada pav fans and we love to have it anytime. Your vada pav picture looks stunning, perfectly made!
What a lovely click, vada pav looks super tempting with fried chilli. Perfect to have it anytime but mainly in this rainy season.
Best companion during monsoon. Vada pav has so many memories associated with my school and college days.. such a wonderful gourmet presentation sasmita
Cannot help looking at this vadapav image and thinking I am in a dream. The recipe with the perfectly fried chillies is unbeatable.
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.
Vada Pav looks irresistible. I can have it any time of the day. Home made is always the best. Beautifully presented Sasmita .
OMG. This is too tempting and makes me mouthwatering. Beautifully presented and wish to grab it right away.