Saturday, October 15, 2011

Vada Pav - Indian Burger

When Anthony Bourdain came to Mumbai.....he had Vada Pav........ and he said......... "This is the best thing I have ever eaten" I have to say anything more.....

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What you will need
*Homemade Pav
*Batata Vada
*Spicy Green Chutney
*Tamarind Chutney
*Peanut Chutney
*Oil to deep fry

Ingredients for Batata Vada - Recipe Source :Manjula's Kitchen
  • 4 Medium Potatoes (Boiled, skinned and mashed)
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 3 green chillies chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • salt to taste
For batter
  • 1 cup Besan (Gram flour)
  • 2tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • salt to taste
  • water

For peanut chutney
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp dry coconut powder
  • 4 dry red chillies
  • salt to taste

For Peanut chutney
  1. Dry roast peanuts in a small pan till they change color lightly, then add red chillies till they turn dark. Reduce heat to low and add sesame seeds and roast for a minute. Turn off heat and add coconut powder.Let this cool before grinding to a powder. Add salt to taste.Peanut chutney is ready.
For Batter
  1. Mix besan (gramflour), salt and coriander leaves,add enough water to make a thick but smooth batter.Keep this aside.
For Vada
  1. Place a pan on medium heat, add oil,when oil is hot add jeera seeds (cumin seeds) stir for few seconds and add onion, fry till translucent add ginger garlic paste and stir for few seconds now add turmeric powder and stir for few seconds,add green chillies and mashed potatoes ans mix well, adjust salt. Cover and cook for few minutes. Now add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  2. When the potato mixture cools slightly make equal size balls.
  3. Dip the potato balls in besan(gramflour) batter and deep fry in hot oil till they turn golden brown.
  4. Place the fried potato vadas on absorbent paper.
How to assemble
  1. Slit the pav to two,spread desired amount of green chutney and tamarind chutney on one side of the pav.
  2. Sprinkle some peanut chutney and place potato vada on top.Top with another slice of pav.
  3.  Please do me a favor and dig in.


  1. Wowwwwww Cherie!! The pictures are stunning!!! And the vada pav looks exceptional!! Love ur 1st & 2nd pics :)

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  3. it is infact even my favorite..looks superb n delicious

  4. OMG!!!! amazing clicks and these are one of my favorites.

  5. Omg, cant take my eyes from ur clicks, i can die for vadapav, makes me hungry..

  6. Awesome Cherie. Makes me hungry now !!

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  8. Looks superb..lovely n irresistible!!!

  9. You have a great food blog. Good detailed steps for recipe.

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