Vada pav recipe

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Vada pav recipe – one of the popular snack from Mumbai, Maharashtra. This is loved by everyone whether kids or adults.

Vada pav recipe (How to make vada pav), Mumbai vada pav

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As per wiki, one of the vendors (Ashok Vaidya) of Dadar station was selling batata vada and poha. One day, he decided to put the vada between the pav with garlic chutney and that became a hit. And now it is very popular all over the India (in many stalls and restaurants).

In the step by step recipe, I have shown the mumbai style of making wada pav. I have also mentioned another method which I have eaten in Gujarat.

When I was in India, I used to eat vada pav at least once a week. Yes, I was that addicted along with dabeli. At that time, I liked to eat at only one place in Ahmedabad (R.K center at Vijay cross road). They had the BEST. Nowadays I think there are many new, good stalls present.

After coming to the USA, I do not find good one that satisfy my crave. So I occasionally make this at home.

Many times, instead of ladi pav, I use hamburger buns. 

I mostly make it the way mentioned in #2. But here I wanted to share the authentic version which I tried in Mumbai when I went there for my visa interview.


How to make vada pav recipe (Step by Step Photos):


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1) First, prepare all three chutneys. I usually make them a day before. #1. green coriander chutney #2. Tamarind-date chutney #3. Dry garlic chutney.
Chutneys for vada pav

2) Now you can follow this recipe (with photos, instructions) and make batata vada.

3) Let’s start assembling. Take ladi pavs.
Vada pav recipe (How to make vada pav), Mumbai vada pav

4) Slit into half horizontally and keep the one side connected.

5) Spread green chutney both sides.
Vada pav recipe (How to make vada pav), Mumbai vada pav

6) Now spread tamarind date chutney.

7) followed by dry garlic chutney.
Vada pav recipe (How to make vada pav), Mumbai vada pav

8) Put the warm batata vada and using your fingers slightly mash it/press it.

9) and close the pav. Repeat the same for rest of the pav.
Vada pav recipe (How to make vada pav), Mumbai vada pav

Serving suggestion: Serve as a snack with fried green chili on side. If needed you can serve more chutneys on the side too.

Vada pav recipe (How to make vada pav), Mumbai vada pav

Method#2 (This is how I grew up eating in Ahmedabad, Gujarat)

  1. Heat tava or pan on medium heat. Add a tablespoon of butter.
  2. Once butter is melted, add 2-3 teaspoons of dry garlic chutney and mix.
  3. Now put the slit ladi pav (inside part on tawa) on this mixture. Pav will soak up all the butter and chutney. Toast it for some time. Then remove it to a plate.
  4. Proceed with same assembling procedure. Apply green chutney, followed by tamarind date chutney. Now you can skip the garlic chutney since we already added while toasting pav.
  5. Put the batata vada and close. Serve right away.
Vada pav recipe (How to make vada pav), Mumbai vada pav
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Vada pav recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 8 vada pav
Calories 341 kcal
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. First, prepare all three chutneys. I usually make them a day before. 

  2. Now make batata vada. 

Making vada pav recipe:

  1. Take ladi pavs. Slit into half horizontally and keep the one side connected.
  2. Spread green chutney both sides.
  3. Now spread tamarind date chutney.
  4. followed by dry garlic chutney.
  5. Put the warm batata vada and using your fingers slightly mash it.
  6. and close the pav.
  7. Repeat the same for rest of the pav.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving (=1 vada pav)

Nutrition Facts
Vada pav recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Sodium 868mg 36%
Potassium 361mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 49.3g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4.3g 17%
Sugars 16.1g
Protein 7.3g 15%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 2%
Iron 73%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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