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Vada Pav is a popular street food from Mumbai, Maharashtra. It's often called as the 'Indian Burger'. The dish consists of a deep fried potato dumpling placed inside a bread bun sliced almost in half through the middle. It is served with a variety of chutneys like green chutney, garlic chutney and also a sprinkle of dry coconut powder mix. This spicy and flavourful fast food dish is enjoyed throughout the day but preferred especially during breakfast or evening snacks.

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large boiled potatoes


gram flour

2 cups

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala powder

1 teaspoon

asafetida (hing)

1/2 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon

garlic cloves


green chillies


curry leaves


pav buns (sectioned almost in half)


fried green chillies for garnish




Step 1:

Mash the boiled potatoes in a large bowl.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafetida, crushed green chillies and garlic. Sauté for a few minutes.

Step 3:

Add the sautéed spices to the mashed potatoes. Add salt, turmeric, garam masala and mix well.

Step 4:

Make small balls from the potato mixture and set aside.

Step 5:

Make a thick batter of gram flour with water, add red chilli powder and salt. Dip each potato balls in this batter.

Step 6:

Deep fry these dipped balls until golden brown.

Step 7:

Slather inside of the Pav with green chutney on one side and garlic chutney on the other.

Step 8:

Place the fried potato ball (vada) inside the Pav.

Step 9:

Serve hot with fried green chilli.

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