Vada Pav

Spicy potato balls dipped in batter and deep fried and served with pav and chutneys.


For Wada

  • Small Pav – 4
  • Potatoes (Boiled) – 1 (big)
  • Garlic, chopped- 8 cloves
  • Green chillies, chopped- 2-3
  • Mustard seeds- ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves- 6
  • Oil- 2 tsp + for frying
  • Salt- According to taste
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp + ¼ tsp
  • Gram flour- ¼ cup
  • Red chilli powder- ½ tsp
  • Baking Soda- a pinch

For green chutney

  • Coriander leaves- 1 cup
  • Green chillies- 2
  • Ginger-1 piece (½ inch)
  • Salt- According to taste
  • Garlic- 6-7 cloves
  • Onion- ½
  • Sugar- 1 tsp

For red chutney

  • Garlic, chopped- 6 cloves
  • Red chilli powder- ½ tsp
  • Fresh Coconut, grated- 2 tbsp
  • Oil- 1 tbsp


1. Mash boil potatoes, mix salt and turmeric powder (½ tsp).

2. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves. Allow it to crackle, and then add   chopped garlic and green chillies. Sauté it till the garlic turns golden brown.

3. Put this mixture in the mashed potatoes along with the oil and mix it well. Make 4 balls from this mixture.

4. Now mix gram flour, turmeric powder (¼ tsp), red chili powder, salt, baking soda and prepare a thick batter with required amount of water.

5. Heat oil in a frying pan. Dip potato balls in the batter and fry them till it becomes golden brown.

6. Green chutney – Mix all the ingredients together and grind to a fine paste. Add salt to the chutney.

7. Red chutney – Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic (chopped) and cook till it becomes light brown. Turn off the flame than add red chilli powder.

8. Grind this garlic mixture along with oil to a smooth paste.

9. Mix grated coconut and again grind it. Saute it again in oil for 2 minutes till the oil separates.

10. Now take the pav, cut it from center without separating the ends.

11. Put green chutney on the lower base, red chutney on the upper base and put the fried wada in the centre.

12. Press the pav tightly between the palms and serve hot with chutneys.

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