Vada Pav Recipe on a wooden table
Snacks & Appetizers

Vada Pav Recipe

Vada Pav is a popular Indian street food that essentially has a vada which means a potato and lentil fried ball and pav which is a soft, fluffy white bread/ bun. The bread is toasted with lots of butter forming a crusty golden brown layer. It is then slatherred with herby mint-coriander chutney on one side and sweet-tasty tamarind chutney on another. Also, a classic dry garlic chutney is used in Vada pav which gives it its iconic flavour. Abd finally, a crispy potato vada is sandwiched in between that soft pav.

This Vada Pav Recipe is also kid-friendly, you just have to decrease the spice level in this dish. Moreover, it is perfect as a tea time evening snack on days you feel like indulging a bit. The best part is that at home you can customize the recipe according to your own taste preferences which, according to me, is priceless.

Additionally, if you liked this Vada Pav recipe and looking for more such appetizers recipes, I’m sure you’ll also love others recipes from my blog

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Vada Pav Recipe on a wooden table

Vada Pav Recipe | Indian Street Food | How To Make Vada Pav

  • Author: Shradha
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegan


This Vada Pav recipe of a very popular Indian street food serves as a perfect tea time evening snack on days you feel like indulging a bit.



Dry Garlic Chutney

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 10 garlic or lehsun cloves
  • 3 tbsp dry coconut powder
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Oil for frying
  • 23 large boiled potatoes, mashed
  • A green chilli, chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp cumin or jeera
  • Pinch of asafoetida or hing
  • 1 tsp mustard or sarson seeds
  • 3 tsp turmeric powder
  • Red chilli powder as per taste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • ½ cup chickpea flour or besan
  • 3 tbsp rice flour
  • Water
  • 56 whole green chillis



Dry Garlic Chutney

  1. First, heat oil in a pan and sauté crushed garlic.
  2. Then, let the garlic cool down. Once done, add it in a mixer grinder along with dry coconut powder, red chilli and salt.
  3. Finally, grind all ingredients together to make a dry garlic chutney.


  1. First, in a pan, add 1 tbsp oil. Add cumin and mustard seeds.
  2. Once they crackle, add chopped green chilli, ginger and hing.
  3. Then, add mashed potatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes in low flame. Keep it aside.
  4. Next, in a mixing bowl, add besan, rice flour, a pinch of turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Add a little water to make a smooth thick paste with no lump.
  5. Then, make small round dumplings of potato mixture and cover it with besan batter.
  6. Further, fry it in hot oil on medium-high heat on both sides until they are crisp and slightly golden.
  7. Finally, in the same hot oil, fry 4-5 green chillies.

Assembling the Vada Pav

  1. First, slice the pav from the middle in a way that it isn’t parted in two separate slices.
  2. Then, in a flat pan, add some butter and toast the pav nicely.
  3. Next, spread some green mint coriander chutney on the bottom slice, then sprinkle a generous amount of dry garlic chutney.
  4. Further, put a potato vada and on top of that, sprinkle some more dry garlic chutney and then one or two fried green chilli.
  5. Then, on the other slice slather some Imli chutney and cover the vada pav with it.
  6. Finally, press from the top and serve the Vada Pav hot.


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