Vada Pav

For Day 3 Week 3 of BM 33, here is a famous street food from the lanes and by-lanes of Mumbai.
This is one of my husband's favorite kind of 'burger' and he relished every last bite of it! Needless to say the kids enjoyed the vadas (Aloo bondas) as is as well as in the form of burgers!

Recipe Source - Vah Chef
Ingredients - 

Pav Buns 12
For the Batter - 
Besan/Chickpea Flour 1/2 cup
Asafoetida/Hing 2 pinches
Turmeric 1/8 tsp
Salt as needed
Baking Soda a pinch (Optional)
For the Aloo Curry Filling - 
Aloo boiled and coarsely mashed 2 cups
Ginger grated 1/2 tsp
Garlic grated 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies finely chopped 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Salt as needed
Coriander leaves chopped 2 Tbsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice as needed
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Mustard seeds 1 tsp, cumin seeds 2 pinches, Curry leaves few, Asafoetida couple pinches)
For Theekha Chutney - 
Peanuts roasted and powdered 4 Tbsp
Sesame Seeds roasted 2 Tbsp
Coconut Powder 2 Tbsp
Jeera powder 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Green chilli finely chopped 1 tsp
Garlic minced 1 tsp
Hing 2 pinches

Salt as needed
Oil 1 tsp
For Vada Pav Assembly -
Coriander-Mint Chutney
Tamarind-Date Chutney
Teekha Chutney
Optional Toppings - Chopped onions, fried green chillies, Ketchup etc..

Method Of Preparation -

To Prepare the Aloo Curry filling - 
In a heated pan, add oil and mustard seeds. After the seeds crackle, add cumin seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida.

Add in the grated ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute for a few seconds. Remove from fire and add the mashed potatoes, salt, turmeric, chopped coriander leaves and garam masala.

Mix well and squeeze in some lemon juice.

Make 12 equal portions and roll them into small balls.

To make the Vadas (Aloo Bonda) -
Prepare the batter by mixing besan, salt, hing, turmeric and adding water slowly while whisking it rigorously so there are no lumps in the batter. 

The batter should be slightly thick so it can coat the aloo curry filling.

Heat oil in a kadai/wok. When the oil is hot enough, dip the prepared aloo curry balls in the besan batter and gently slide them into the hot oil. 

Fry until the bondas as uniformly golden brown and continue to fry the remaining bondas until done.

To Prepare the Teekha Chutney -
In a heated pan, add oil and saute the garlic, green chillies and coconut powder. Remove from fire and add the rest of the ingredients listed under the teekha chutney and mix well.

To Assemble Vada Pav - 
Apply the Coriander-Mint Chutney on one side of the pav bun, layer it with Tamarind-Date chutney.

Gently Press the aloo bondas or Vadas and place it on the chutney layers. Sprinkle the teekha chutney generously as per preference. Top it with the other side of the bun and devour!

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Preparation Time 45 min
Makes 12


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. wow thats super delicious vada pav and chutney's :) tempting me dear !!

  3. main course for many office dwellers in mumbai, this no matter how unhealthy one thinks, per me is a complete meal , very well made

  4. Unknown Says:
  5. Super yummy vada pav. Drooling.

    Cuisine Delights
    My Event-SPOTLIGHT:"Festive Treat" .

  6. Akila Says:
  7. Yummy Pav

  8. Srivalli Says:
  9. Ever since I tasted this, this has become my fav..very nice pictures..

  10. Anonymous Says:
  11. Love the vada pav.. :)

  12. Priya Suresh Says:
  13. Seriously i would like to invite myself to ur place to enjoy this incredible vada pav.

  14. Unknown Says:
  15. my all time favorite street made so nice...

  16. Oh nice

  17. Pavani Says:
  18. That is such a yummy platter. Vada pav looks spicy & delicious.

  19. Rajani S Says:
  20. This is a fav with us also (who deosnt like chaats and street foods!?)..very nicely done!

  21. Padmajha Says:
  22. An absolute winner dish! Looks so good Harini :)

  23. What a lovely combo dish! i love your teekha chutney :)

  24. great combo and love the flavors in the theeka chutney

  25. veena Says:
  26. wow!!That looks super delicious!!Dunno why I havent yet made this at home

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