Thursday, February 7, 2013

VADA PAV(Bombay Burger)

Vada Pav:-
Preparation time:- 20 minutes
Cooking + Frying Time:-15 minutes
Makes:- 10 to 12 numbers of Vadas

 Vada Pav is hugely popular street food in Mumbai India.It consists of a potato vada that is potato fritter,sandwiched between two slices of a extra soft round bread roll or Pav. Potato vada or batata vada is synonymous with the South Indian Potato Bonda. Basically it is an Indian burger, last year i prepared 50 to 60 Vadas  in my sons school fate organised in purpose of raising money for school funds, i named it as BOMBAY BURGER... :). Most of you must knew about this but i am writing this for the people who don't know about it.There are many different ways of seasoning the potato mixture.This is my own style which is very Favorite among my friends.This recipe post is special for me as my son noted the ingredients and directions for me on paper, as it was a Sunday and he wanted to help me in doing my blog work, I am so proud of you my dear Sid.Very easy to make and definitely good for potlucks,snacks,and even as a party menu. So here is the recipe in my own style.
Ingredients For the Batter:-
1)Gram Flour 2 cups
2)Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
3)Red chili powder 1 teaspoon
4)Garam masala 1/4 teaspoon
5)Carom seeds 1/2 teaspoon
6)Dry fenugreek leaves or kasuri methi 1/2 teaspoon
7)Ginger grated 1 tea spoon
8)Garlic grated 1 tea spoon
9)Salt to taste(I used little more than 1/2 teaspoon)
10)Water 1 cup (Add the water slowly as required refer the pictures for batter consistency)
11)Baking Soda 1/4 teaspoon
Ingredients For the Potato Mixture:-
1)Oil for frying\
2)Oil for cooking 3 table spoons
3)Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
4)Garlic Grated 2 teaspoons
5)Ginger Grated 1 teaspoon
6)Green chili crushed 1 teaspoon
7)Dry fenugreek leaves or Kasuri methi 1 teaspoon
8)Red chili powder 1/2 teaspoon
9)Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
10)Garam masala 1/4 teaspoon (Optional)
11)Salt to taste
12)Potatoes 3 to 4 numbers (Big Size. Boiled ,and cut into small pieces)
13)Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
14)Fresh Coriander chopped 1 tablespoon
Ingredients For Serving:-
1)Extra Soft Round bread rolls about 12 numbers
2)Garlic Chatni 3 to 4 table spoons (Have a look on my garlic chatni post for the Garlic Chatni recipe)
3)Sweet Tamrind Chatni  1/2 cup
For Making Batter:-
1)Mix all the Ingredients into the Gram flour one by one in the order as given in ingredients except Baking soda.
2)Add water slowly and mix well to form a little bit thick batter than normal Bhaji(Indian fritter) batter.Keep aside.
3)Just 2 minutes before starting to fry the vadas add the baking soda by mixing it in a 1/2 teaspoon of water.
For Making The Potato Mixture:-
1)Heat Oil in a deep pan,add in cumin seeds,allow it to splutter.
2)Add in garlic grated and ginger grated ,stir for 30 seconds
3)Add in Green chilies crushed,fry for 2 seconds,add in fenugreek leaves or kasuri methi
4)Add in red chili powder ,Turmeric powder and salt ,mix well
(If u like you can also add 1/4 teaspoon of Garam masla just for flavor,its totally optional)
5)Add in Small Chopped Potato pieces ,stir well .
6)Add in lemon juice stir well. After 5 seconds turn off the heat.
7)Finally add in chopped coriander and mix well.Allow it to cool down.
8)When cool,make medium size rounds,the size of the vada depends upon the size of the Bread rolls u get.So make the potato mixture rounds accordingly.
9)Add in the baking soda to the batter before making the potato mixture rounds.
10)Heat oil ,when the oil is hot enough,mix the batter well,deep the potato mixture rounds into the batter and slowly slide it into the hot oil. And deep fry on medium heat until golden and crisp.
(Make sure the pan for frying must be deep then only the vadas will be nice round in shape)
11)Remove the vadas on a paper napkin after done.
 How to serve:-
1)Now we have our vadas ready, bread rolls ready, Garlic chatni and tamrind chatni ready
2)Slit the bread rolls in the middle to have two equal sides.
3)Spread the tamrind chatni on both sides,sprinkle the Garlic chatni, sandwich the hot vada in between
and take a bite. Umm yumm...


  1. Street food at its best, thanks for sending it to lets cook/ bake for valentine event.

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