Sanjha Rasoi

Vada Pav

Vada Pav

Gram Flour Covering Potato Balls in a Sandwich Bread

About Dish

Vada pav is also classified as India's Burger which is a golden-fried spiced Vada (potatoes dumpling) placed inside a Pav (bread bun) and sprinkled with coconut chutney. The dish has originated from the Western part of India but extremely famous throughout the country. People who haven't tried a Vada pav often don't understand the alleged charms of this ordinary snack. But, trust us one bite into the deliciousness and it will all seem worth it!

How To Prepare?

2 - 3 Serving



Besan (Gram Flour)
150-200 grams

Fresh Coriander Powder (grinded or crushed)

5 grams

Red Chilli Powder

2-3 grams

Turmeric Powder

3-4 grams

Mustard Seeds

4-5 grams

Mango Powder (Amchur) OR Lemon Juice

3-4 grams OR 2-3 ml

Curry Patta (Curry Leaves)

10-12 leaves

Potatoes (Medium size)



2-3 Cloves (Sliced)


Approx. 1 inch (grated)

Green Chilies (Medium size)

1 (Finely Chopped) (NOTE: Adjust based on Spice level)




Coriander Leaves (Chopped)

Sunflower Oil







50 grams (grated)


5-6 Cloves

Red Chilli Powder 

3-4 grams (NOTE: Adjust based on Spice level)




 Dry Red Chillies


Gram Flour Batter:

  • Take gram flour (besan) in a mixing bowl, add salt (but less as we are going to add in the potato mixture also), a pinch of turmeric, and pour some oil and mix well.
  • Pour water little by little to make a batter not too thin. Keep stirring while adding water so that the lumps can be removed.
  • Lastly, add some lemon juice so that gram flour puffs and keep it aside.

Potato Mixture:

  • Boil the potatoes in advance.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, let them splatter.
  • Add curry leaves and saute for some seconds.
  • Add ginger, garlic and green chilli to it and let them cook for 20 seconds.
  • Add boiled potatoes by mashing them with your hands and cook them for 5 minutes.
  • Add salt, turmeric, red chilli powder (optional), coriander powder, mango powder and mix it well.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes and add chopped green coriander, mix well, turn off the flame and allow it to cool.

Coconut Chutney:

  • Heat a pan and mix all the ingredients together
  • Roast them till the coconut starts turning light brown.
  • Grind them together and your coconut chutney is ready for the Vada Pav

Time to Make Vada (Potato Balls):

  • Mash the potatoes mixture (make sure no big pieces are present)
  • Prepare small potato balls (size - golf ball)
  • Heat oil in a pan (enough to dip the balls)
  • Dip the potato balls in the gram flour batter from all the sides and fry them on medium flame.
  • Give them a minute or two to fry and then flip them until they are golden yellow from all the sides (as shown in the picture given above)
  • Take out the potato balls from the oil and let a tissue extract any additional oil stuck on it.


Once your Vadas are prepared, take a Pav (sandwich- if the sandwich is big, make it into two pieces) cut from between, spread coconut chutney in between and now place the Vada on top, press it a little and close the pav (sandwich).

Complimentary Tips

To enjoy the Vada Pav, serve it with Indian Style Tea, Coriander Chutney, fried Green Chilli or Ketchup.