This vada pav (wada pav) is one of the popular Mumbai street foods! This version (shown in step by step photos) is just as good as the kind you get from street vendors in Mumbai, Maharashtra. I have also shared another version (method) which you get in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
What is Mumabi Vada Pav?
This is a popular Mumbai street food you’ll find people snacking on throughout India (not only in Mumbai). This is loved by everyone whether kids or adults.
Here spiced, mashed potato balls are batter-coated and deep-fried. They are called batata vada. Then batata vada (with 3 different kinds of chutneys) is sandwiched in the Indian buns (aka ladi pav or pao). You can call it a budget-friendly Indian burger.
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 India (in many stalls and restaurants).
Step By Step Photo Instructions:
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.
Or you can buy these chutneys from Indian grocery stores or buy online from amazon. I prefer these brands - green chutney, tamarind date chutney, vada pav chutney.
2) Now you can follow this recipe (with photos, instructions) and make batata vada.
Or buy the frozen batata vada from the Indian grocery store. I prefer nanak brand, but other brands like swad, haldiram are also available.
3) Let's start assembling. Take ladi pavs.
4) Slit into half horizontally and keep the one side connected.
5) Spread green chutney both sides.
6) Now spread tamarind date chutney.
7) followed by dry garlic chutney.
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.
Serving suggestion: Serve as a snack with fried green chili on the side. If needed you can serve more chutneys on the side too.
Check out more Indian street food recipes
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Did you try this vada pav recipe? I’d love to hear about it! Leave a review in the comment section below.
📋 Recipe Card
- 8 Batata vada
- ½ cup Green coriander chutney
- ½ cup Meethi chutney (Tamarind date chutney)
- ½ cup Dry garlic chutney
- 8 Ladi pav
- Green chili as needed, deep fried
- First, prepare all three chutneys. I usually make them a day before. Or you can buy these chutneys from Indian grocery stores or buy online from amazon.
- Now make batata vada. Or buy the frozen batata vada from the Indian grocery store. I prefer nanak brand, but other brands like swad, haldiram are also available.
- Let’s start assembling. Take ladi pavs. Alternately, you can use hamburger buns.
- Slit into half horizontally and keep the one side connected.
- Spread green chutney both sides, followed by tamarind date chutney and dry garlic chutney.
- Put the warm batata vada and using your fingers slightly mash it/press it.
- and close the pav. Repeat the same for rest of the pav.
- Serve as a snack with fried green chili on the side. If needed you can serve more chutneys on the side.
- Heat tava or pan on medium heat. Add a tablespoon of butter.
- Once butter is melted, add 2-3 teaspoons of dry garlic chutney and mix.
- 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.
- Proceed with the 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.
- Put the batata vada and close. Serve right away.
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