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Vada pav (वडा पाव ,வடை பவ, వడ పావ్)


Vada pav (वडा पाव ,வடை பவ, వడ పావ్) Vada pav  is a popular vegetarian fast food dish.

Regional Dish: Maharastra;  Karnataka; North  Indian places.
Cuisine Style: Maharashtra | Cooking  Time 30 minutes | Take with sauce | Type  Snacks | Shelf Life :  1 day|Quantity : 4 Servings

Appx.Nutritional Values: calculated for 1 serving ( 1 pav has 1 slices of bread and 1 vada )

Calories (330 K cal), Carbohydrates (50 g), Protein (5 g), Fat (5 g).


  • Potatoes  5
  • Onion 1
  • Green chillies  5
  • Cloves of garlic
  • Turmeric 1 tsp
  • Ginger 1 inch
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds  1 tsp
  • Chickpea/gram flour  1½ cup
  • Soda ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder  2 tsp
  • Water
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste
  • Pav or indian bread 4 slices
  • Tamarind chutney 1 table spoon
  • Mint and coriander chutney 1 table spoon


  1. Mash the boiled potatoes and keep aside.
  2. Grind garlic and green chillies to form a paste.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan, then add curry leaves, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  4. Add the chopped onions and fry until they turn golden brown.
  5. Add turmeric powder along with the mashed potatoes, chilli paste and mix well.
  6. Add salt according to taste.
  7. Cook covered for 5-7 minutes and leave aside to cool.
  8. Make small balls out of the mixture once it cools down.
  9. Make a batter by adding water to the chickpea flour. Also, add red chilli powder, turmeric, soda and salt to it.
  10. Heat oil in a pan. Dip the balls in the batter and slide them into the hot oil.
  11. Deep fry on both sides. Fry on medium flame to cook it evenly.
  12. Cut pav in to half and warm them on a tava , and apply tamarind chutney to one slice and mint and coriander chutney on one slice .
  13. Now take vada , press them slightly with fingers and put it in between  pav slices with chutneys and press them all together to make a sandwich ( desi burger).
  14. Serve with  tomato ketchup


Other Variants / Cuisine Style : 1.Batata vada. 

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