Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Vada Pav

This is a famous Maharastrian Recipe. As I already told you that my hubby Raj even though born in Andhra his complete education was from north side and he was there in Bombay for quiet a long time, he likes most of the Mumbai food. So I just started trying this vada pav which is also pronounced as ( vuh-duh pow)by searching for a receipe , and tried one day and it worked out well. Raj was so happy that day while eating it  he recollected his memories of eating the street side food of Bombay after so many days. I thought of sharing the same with u all. Here goes the Recipe:

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  • Potatoes -4
  • Frozen peas -1/2 cup
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Kothimeer   – 1 small bunch
  • Roasted cashews - 6
  • Besan (Snegapindi) -   ½   cup
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Pav or hamburger buns
  • Garam masala -1/4 tsp
  • Coriander (dhaniyalu) -1/4tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric-1/2 tsp
  • Salt -2 tsp


  • Boil   potatoes and frozen peas.  Peel the potatoes and mash with the peas in a mixing bowl using a big spoon.
  • In a mixer, chop the green chillies, cashews and coriander and then mix into the potato-pea mixture.
  • Mix in the garam masala, coriander powder and salt.
  • Break off portions of the mixture and roll them into round balls.
  • Make the batter by mixing the besan slowly with 1 cup of water in a mixing bowl.  The batter shouldn’t be watery or too thick.
  • Mix in the turmeric, red chilli powder and required salt.
  • Heat enough oil for deep frying the vadas.  Dip each vada into the batter and then gently roll into the oil for deep frying.
  • Spread Oil on the insides of both halves of the buns.  Pan fry each half until the insides are golden.
  • Apply any chutney (usually tamarind/mint/kothimeer) on one side of the pav.  Place the vada on top, then the other side of the pav and gently press the pavs.


  1. True, most Mumbaities love vada pav. Also because it's availablr at every nook and corner, doesn't take much time for preparation and consumption, and yeah, it's cheap!

    I'm from Mumbai and I hope you, just like your husband does, like vada pav too :)

  2. Nice blog, Even i like vada pav very much. Now i can also try the same at home.

  3. Thanks Sandhya Madam. Sure You do try this


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