Vada Pav Recipe – Mumbai Snack – Pics

Vada pav (Wada Pav), is a popular snack famous in Maharashtra, India. Easy to follow recipe for making the restaurant style snack in your kitchen.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  Maahi Gupta    Updated  13 Jul, 22


Mumbai Vada Pav

Vada Pav Recipe - Mumbai Snack - Pics

Vada pav (Wada Pav), is a popular snack famous in Maharashtra, India. Easy to follow recipe for making the restaurant style snack in your kitchen.
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 Number
Calories 656 kcal


Ingredients for making Spicy Coconut Garlic Chutney: Garlic Chutney Ingredients

  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Tsp White Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Dry Coconut Grated
  • 6 Number Dry Red Chili Stick
  • 4 Number Garlic bud Chopped

Ingredients for making Gram Flour Mixture

  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Cup Gram Flour Besan
  • 1/2 Tsp White Salt
  • 2 Pinch Baking Soda Meetha Soda, Baking Soda

Ingredients for making Potato Mixture

  • 1 Cup Oil or enough for Frying
  • 1/2 Kg Potato Boiled
  • 1 Number Green Chili Chopped
  • 2 Tsp Green Coriander Leaves (Cilantro) Cilantro - Chopped
  • 2 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Tsp White Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 2 Pinch Asafoetida
  • 2 Buds Garlic bud Grated
  • 2" Inch Ginger
  • 1/2 Tbsp Oil


Making Spicy Garlic Coconut Chutney

  • Garlic Chutney Ingredients.
    Garlic Chutney Ingredients
  • You would also need Pav.
  • Roast the grated coconut till it gets light golden brown in color in a pan. Keep aside once done.
    Roast grated coconut
  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add Garlic cloves and roast until they turn golden brown. Add red chilies and roast for 3 seconds. Switch off the stove.
    Roast Chilies and Garlic
  • Add roasted Coconut, Salt, Garlic and Red Chilies to the grinder. Grind for about 3 seconds.
  • After 3 seconds of grinding, open the jar and add Water. Now grind again to make a smooth paste.
  • Your chutney/sauce is ready.
    Garlic Coconut Chutney

Making the Vada

  • Ingredients for Potato mixture.
    Ingredients for aloo bonda
  • Mash boiled potatoes with the help of your hand. Add Green Chili, Coriander leaves, Salt, Red Chili powder and Turmeric powder. Mix well with hands.
    Mix all spices with potato
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add Asafoetida, grated Ginger and grated Garlic. Keep the stove on medium flame and cook till they become light brown in color.
    Add Oil, Hing and Ginger Garlic
  • Now add potato mixture and cook for 3 minutes on high flame. Mix well and stir to avoid burning of potatoes. Then switch off the stove. Keep aside to cool.
  • Once your Potato mixture has cooled down, pick up small amount of potato mixture and give it a round shape with your hands. Keep aside. We will need them after we are done with our Gram Flour Besan mixture to provide a coating for these potato balls Bondas.
    Ball shaped Aloo Mixture
  • Take Gram flour in a bowl. Add Salt, Asafoetida, Turmeric powder and Red chili powder. Mix well.
    Mix spices with besan
  • Add water and make a smooth paste of Gram flour Besan.
    Mix besan well
  • Now, we are done with the basic raw materials for making Aloo Bonda. Heat oil to deep fry the bonda. Keep the stove on high flame. Now, dip the prepared potato balls one by one in the Gram flour syrup/mixture to cover each corner of the ball and release them with soft hands in the hot Oil.
    Dip Vada ball in besan for frying
  • Fry till they become light golden brown in color.
    Deep fry vada
  • Once done, take them out of Oil. Vada is ready.
    Vada or Aloo Bonda

Assembling Vada Pav

  • Use a knife to slice individual Pav pieces. Do not slice it completely. There should a simple attachment at one end as shown in picture.
    Slice Pav piece into two
  • Spread our Coconut Garlic chutney on Pav base. You can also spread it on the upper Pav piece to have more spice.
    Spread Chili Sauce on Pav
  • Open the face of Pav and sandwich the Vada. Your Vada Pav is ready to go into your stomach! Enjoy this delicious snack with tea or coffee.
    Keep the Vada inside pau


Serve vada Pav hot with Green chutney.


Calories: 656kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 14gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 1085mgPotassium: 1294mgFiber: 13gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 300IUVitamin C: 66mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 4.9mg
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Written by Maahi Gupta
  Maahi Gupta