Vada Pav – Mumbai Styled


  • Boiled Potatoes                                             –   6
  • Refined Oil                                                      –  For deep Frying
  • Asafoetida                                                        –   Pinch
  • Turmeric Powder                                         –  1/4 tablespoon
  • Green Chilly Garlic Paste                          –   1 tablespoon
  •  Salt                                                                     –  As per Taste
  • Coriander Leaves                                         –  1/4 tablespoon
  • Lemon Juice                                                  –  1 tablespoon
  • Chopped Garlic                                             –  2 tablespoon
  • Bread Loaf [Pav]                                          –  8

For Batter

  • Gram Flour                                                             – 11/4 Cups
  • Salt                                                                              – To taste
  • Red Chilly Powder                                               – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder                                                – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Soda Bicarbonate                                                – A pinch


  1. Add gram flour, chilly powder,turmeric and salt to a bowl. Also, add soda bicarbonate in the mixture. Mix well. Add water and prepare a smooth batter. The batter must have thick consistency.
  2. Keep the batter aside for fifteen minutes.
  3. Heat a pan and add oil.  After a minute, add asafoetida, turmeric and chilly garlic paste into the pan.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Add the boiled potatoes and salt into the pan. Mix all the ingredients well.
  6. Keep the mixture aside to cool down. Add chopped coriander and lemon juice to the mixture and fold mixture well.
  7. Divide the potato mixture into equal portions and fry them after coating with the gram four batter.
  8. Fry till the fritters turn golden brown.
  9. Remove fritters on an absorbent paper.
  10. Apply green chutney/ chilly sauce to the vada pav.
  11. Sprinkle some dry coconut powder on the chilly sauce and place the potato fritter on the pav.
  12. Vada Pav is ready to eat.

Tip: Collect the gram flour crisp at the time of frying potatoes. Grind these crisps with some red chilly powder. This is served as a sauce with vada pav in Mumbai.

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