Vada Pav

Vada pavVada Pav or Wada Pav the very famous n tasty street food of Maharashtra. Specialty of Mumbai meri jaan… Vada pav is the most common food you can get in mumbai or most places in Maharashtra.

Vada pav recipe seems to be difficult but trust me its so simple and easy to make. Vada pav recipe is so delicious and tasty and the addition red powder chutney makes it more authentic in taste. Its yummy snacks you can find mostly in all street stalls and even in school colleges.

Vada pav recipe is kind of potato mixture patties coated with gram flour with deep fry process. Usually street food is not taken as healthy food. Fried snacks is not taken as healthy one. but as Vada pav is fried and served hot so its not bad to have it. The ginger, garlic paste is the basic essence of best vada pav.

Vada pav can be had at any time, its goes best with tea or coffee. so do enjoy the super delicious vada pav dish followed by simple steps below 🙂


COURSE:  Snacks / Breakfast

SERVINGS: 7 – 8 


                PREP TIME: 30 mins

                COOK TIME: 30 mins





For Vada :-

6 – 7 Boiled potatoes

1 bunch of Garlic cloves

1 inch Ginger

7 -8 Green chilies 

1 tsp Mustard seeds

7 to 8 curry leaves/kadi patta

2 cups Gram flour/ Besan

2 tsp Coriander leaves

1 tsp Turmeric powder

Salt to taste


For Red powder chutney :- 

2 tsp red chili powder

4 – 5 Garlic clove

1 tsp garlic red chili powder/ Ghati masala (optional)

Salt to taste



  1. Boil 6 – 7  potatoes, peel and then mash them pretty well.


Mashed potatoes
Mashed potatoes.


2. Peel garlic and ginger , make rough paste of ginger , garlic and green chilies.


Ginger, garlic and green chili paste
Ginger, garlic and green chili paste.


3. Make sure you add green chilies as per your taste, as  spicy you want.

4. Now combine the ginger paste and mashed potatoes.


Mix paste and potatoes
Mix paste and potatoes.


5. Mix them well, make sure paste should be mixed properly.


ginger garlic and mashed potatoes
ginger garlic and mashed potatoes.


6. Now heat a pan , add oil into it. then pop some mustard seeds as they crackle add curry leaves into it and off the flame.

7. Make sure you be little quick doing this, as mustard seeds should not burn and curry leaves should not over cooked.

Heat oil , pop mustard seeds and curry leaves
Heat oil , pop mustard seeds and curry leaves.


8. Now  add 1 tsp turmeric powder into oil mixture then pour the mixture into mashed potatoes and mix them well.


Add oil mixture and turmeric powder
Add oil mixture and turmeric powder.


9. Now chop the coriander leaves and add them into potato mixture.


add coriander
Add coriander.


10. Now will make medium size balls of the potato mixture and keep them aside.


Make balls of potato mixture
Make balls of potato mixture.


11. Now will make thick gram flour/besan paste. Mix besan with water add red chili powder and salt as per taste.


Gram flour / Besan thick paste
Gram flour / Besan thick paste.


12. Mix the paste well, now heat oil in kadhayi for frying the vada.


Heat oil for frying
Heat oil for frying.


13. Now as oil gets hot will fry the vada’s, dip the potato mixture balls into thick gram flour paste one by one.


Dip the potato balls into besan paste.


14. Now put the dipped balls into kadhayi and fry the vada’s.


Fry the vada's
Fry the vada’s.


15. Fry them well on medium flame, time to time keep moving them with spoon so that they do not stick to bottom. cook them till they get little brown in color.


Fry till vada gets light brown
Fry till vada’s  gets light brown.


16. Fry all vada’s one by one in same manner and place them on tissue paper and keep them aside.


Vada's ready
Vada’s ready.


17. Now will make the red powder chutney.

18. Will use the left over gram flour / besan paste and fry them.


Fry the left over besan paste.


19. Fry them on medium flame, till it gets golden color.


Fry them well.


20. Now in a mixer jar add the fried gram flour mixture, some garlic cloves, red chili powder , Ghati masala and salt as per taste.


Mix the fried mixture , red chili and salt in mixer jar.


21. Now grind them into fine powder.


Red Chutney powder.


22. Now assembling part  😉

23.  Cut pav without breaking it into two parts, now spread some red chutney over the pav and place one vada into it.

24. The yummy vada pav is ready, serve them hot  🙂


Vada Pav.




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