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Vada Pav

  • Author: Anita Mokashi
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4


Vada Pav is a popular street food from Maharashtra, India that consists of a spicy, deep-fried potato mixture served on a roll with chutney.


  • Pav Buns – 4
  • Red chutney – (2 tbsp)
  • Green chutney – (2 tbsp)

For the vadas :

  • Boiled Potatoes – 2 medium sized
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies – 1/2 tsp chopped finely
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Onion – 1 medium sized chopped finely
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal- 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp

For Vada outer coating:

  • Besan flour – 1/4 cup
  • Rice flour – 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Baking soda – a pinch
  • Oil – to toast / deep fry


For the vadas:

  1. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal and jeera, allow it to crackle. Add green chillies, ginger garlic paste and saute for mins.Add onions and saute till it turns lightly browned. Then add mashed potatoes, turmeric powder, required salt and mix well. Add chopped coriander leaves,mix well and switch off. Allow it to cool and make small balls and keep it ready.

For the vada coating:

  1. Mix besan flour, rice flour, salt, turmeric, chilli powder, baking soda.Add little water to form a paste like we do for bajjis and bondas.
  2. Now take the balls and dip it to the flour paste and deep fry it till golden brown.

For the vada pav assembling:

  1. Take the buns slit it into halves taking care one end is still connected to the other bun. Apply the green chutney on one side , red chutney on another side. Keep the prepared vadas in between as shown and enjoy your vada pavs!
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Main
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