Vada Pav Recipe



For batter

  • Coarse gram flour (Fortune Besan) (1 1/4 cups)
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • Red chilli powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Turmeric powder (1/4 tsp)
  • Soda bicarbonate (a small pinch)

Other ingredients

  • Large potatoes boiled and peeled (6)
  • Pav small (8)
  • Oil (1 tbsp +)
  • Asafoetida (hing) (a pinch)
  • Turmeric powder (haldi) (1/4 tsp)
  • Green chilli-garlic paste (1 tbsp)
  • Salt (as per the taste)
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped (1/4 cup)
  • Lemon juice (1 tbsp)


  • First things first, let’s get the batter ready! Add gram flour to a bowl. Then, add in salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, soda and mix well.
  • Keep adding in sufficient water and start whipping to achieve a smooth, thick batter. Set it aside for about 15 mins. Now, let’s place the boiled potatoes in a bowl.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add in turmeric powder, asafoetida, green chilli-garlic paste and mix. Now, bring in the potatoes, followed by salt and mix. Once mixed, set aside to cool.
  • Done? Then add in coriander leaves, lemon juice and mash the potatoes further to mix it all together.
  • Now, divide the mixture into eight equal portions. Start shaping into vadas.
  • Next, heat oil in a kadai. Dip each potato vada in the batter and then slowly drop them in deep fry. Remove once golden and crisp on the outside and drain them on absorbent paper.
  • Time to slit each pav, spread some dry garlic chutney on the inside, place a vada and press lightly.
  • Your street food is ready to be served!


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