Cook with Anjali

Vada Pav

Vada pav is a roadside food stall classic. This famous Maharastrian mouth watering snack consists of a fried potato patties and pav. It is hinted with dry garlic, Tamarind and coriander chutneys. It is one of my favorite snacks

Preparation time — 5- 8 Minutes

Cooking time — 10 – 15 Minutes

Types of Cuisine — Maharashrian Street food

Level of Cuisine — Easy

Ingredients – 

For potato patties

  • Potatoes small —10-15
  • Garlic cloves —7 – 8
  • Green chilies — 2-3
  • Piece of ginger— about 1/2 inch
  • Black mustard seeds — 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves — 10-12
  • Asafoetida powder — a pinch
  • Coriander powder — 1/2 tsp
  • Salt — as per taste
  • Turmeric powder — 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala — 1/4 tsp
  • Dry mango powder—  1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaf— finally  chopped
  • Lemon juice —  few drops

For batter

  • Gram flour — 1 cup
  • Rice flour — 2 tbsp
  • Carom seeds — 1/4 tsp
  • Onion seeds — 1/4 tsp
  • Salt—  as per taste
  • Turmeric powder — 1/4 tsp
  • Baking soda — 1/4 tsp
  • Oil—  for frying and cooking

Pav, Coriander, Tamarind Chutney and Dry Garlic Chutney powder, fried green chili for serving 

Method of Preparation-

  • Boil, peel, and mash the potatoes.
  • Grate/Finely Chop – Garlic, Green chilies, and ginger.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a pan, once hot add mustard and curry leaves.
  • Add grated/chopped garlic, green chilies, and ginger and saute for 1 minute
  • Add the mashed potatoes all dry spices and mix well and cook for 3 to 4 minutes
  • Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice, switch off the flame and let it cool down
  • Once cold take a small ball from the mixture, shape it like patties and keep aside

  • To make the batter – Mix all the ingredients listed above for batter (except oil).  Using water sparingly whisk the mixture into a thick batter – Make sure there are no lumps
  • In a deep and thick bottom pan heat sufficient oil to fry the patties
  • Dip the potato patties in the batter and deep fry on medium heat till golden.

To Serve – 

  • Slit the pav into half (make sure you do not cut it all the way and leave the end joint
  • Apply coriander, tamarind chutney to both (inside sides of the slit pav)
  • Place the fried patties inside the pav, sprinkle dry garlic chutney over the patties
  • Enjoy with fried green chilies


As a home that loves to eat, we hold food, and the people who prepare it, close to our hearts. I was drawn to food from the time I could reach the kitchen counter and was tutored by my mother. The love for food of my family motivated me and challenged me to become a cook. I always wanted to keep their love for food going on and hence it was a daunting task to try and create something different and unique and yet healthy food on a day to day basis. This pushed me to reinvent the wheel and try different flavors and combination just to produce a new yet unique dish every time. . I have been trained and have had sessions with India’s leading chefs. Have participated in various food fest in India and London and have won huge appreciation from people. The journey which started from a home is now a passion and keeps growing on a day to day basis.

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