Feb 1, 2012

Mumbai Vada Pav / Wada Pav / Vada Pao / Batata Vada / Indian Burger Stuffed with Fried Potato Balls / How to make Potato Bondas - Chat Recipes

If you go across the streets of mumbai or if you ever thing about chats and street foods, the first thing which comes to your mind is 'BATATA VADA' or 'VADA PAV' as it is called my most of the people..I totally love it anytime of the day..A fluffy soft buttery buns stuffed with a crispy spicy potato bondas, we don't stop at that, this goodness gets all the chutneys which a chat should have, all also a final adorement of a fried green chilli which totally makes it.

The cool thing in this is you could fill it with anything as you wish..You could fill with onion bhajjis, potato bhajjis and many more..I made both of them and will post them soon..I actually loved the onion bhajji stuffed one a lot..This makes a meal by itself, you can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or with evening tea..This recipe calls for all the three chutney which you need for any chat items, you can find all the recipes in my blog. Traditionally this is served with a fried chilli , but if you can't handle it you can skip that.

I hope you love it and let me know what you think..


For Batter:
Gram Flour -1 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder -1 tsp
Water as needed

For Filling:
Potatoes - 3 large boiled, peeled and mashed
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Ginger - 1 tblspn minced
Garlic - 1 tblspn minced
Curry leaves -1 spring
Green Chilli - 2 chopped finely
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tblspn

For Serving:
Pav Buns / Laadi Pav - as needed ( Click Here for Recipe)
Green Chutney / Teekha Chutney - as needed ( Click Here for Recipe)
Tamarind Chutney / Meetha Chutney- as needed ( Click Here for Recipe)
Garlic Chutney / Sukha Lehsun Ka Chutney- as needed ( Click Here for Recipe)
Green chillies- as needed ( optional)


Mix the ingrediants given for the batter to a smooth paste. Set this aside for a moment.

Now make the filling. Heat oil on medium heat. Add mustard seeds and allow them to pop.

Add curry leaves, ginger, garlic and fry for 30 secs. Now add in turmeric and salt and mix well.

Add the cooked mashed potatoes and mix well. Filling Done.

Allow this to cool down and form small balls from it. Dip this in the batter and coat on all sides. Drop in hot oil and fry till golden brown. Remove this to a plate.

Drop green chillies in hot oil and fry for a min. Remove this to a paper towel.

Now time to assemble..Take all the stuffs to a table..You will need Pav Buns , Green Chutney ,Tamarind Chutney, Garlic Chutney, fried bondas, dried green chillies..All these recipes are available in my blog, click in the recipe to go to that page.

First slit the pav bun in half and apply green chutney and tamarind chutney on the sides. Drop a potato bonda in the center and top it with some garlic chutney..Now if you very brave stuff a green chilli inside the bun and dig in straight away.

Enjoy your vada pav with a cup of chai.

Take all your ingrediants for batter...Add chilli powder too
take gram flour in a bowl
add salt and turmeric
pour over some water
and mix well
Opps..I forgot to add chilli powder..Ok no probs, add now..
mix well..batter done
take all your ingrediants for filling
potatoes are cooked and mashed
heat oil
add mustard
curry leaves
add ginger and garlic
add green chilli
now goes turmeric and salt
mix well
add potatoes
and mix well
allow to cool a bit
divide into equal balls
dip balls in batter
and coat all sides
drop in oil and fry
till golden..
Remove to a plate
This is the yummy part..Take some chillies and drop them in hot oil..Stay back, because they will splatter
fry till they are blistered
remove to a plate
Now time for assembling
take a bun and slit in half
apply green chutney and tamarind chutney
place a pav bun in the center
and take a huge bite


  1. I am drooling here. Love this now.

  2. These must have a great taste! good recipe

  3. mmmm I am drooling here ...pass it to me ...

  4. U cant hit me wit these yummy mouth watering vada paavs.. i can eat 4 - 6 in a stretch.. they r so awesome.. kudos.. but making some one to drool so badly is not so good...

  5. Awesome presentation n lovely recipe!!!

  6. Those sound delicious. There are so many things to do with a potato and it's so interesting to learn what different people do in different countries!

  7. wah. vada pav mumbai's favourite dish.. and what a pictorial guide


    there is a shopkeeper next to my place and everytime he makes vada pav i have to control my urge. the smell of vaghar is too tempting

    our own vada pav or desi burger

  8. This is my fav..looks so yum and tempting

  9. wow, what a coincidence. Last week i saw this in a tv show. thought of doing it, now you have posted this. never thought that it will be this easy to make. bookmarked. looks exactly like the one showed in tv. will try this weekend and tell you.
    Looks mouth watering.

  10. Love these vada pavs, looks delicious..

  11. OMG..such a tempting vada pav, looks so inviting..m drooling here!!

  12. Delicious and yummy looking vada pav. Excellent preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  13. your pictorial tutorial is nice.
    from http://www.spiceupthecurry.com/

  14. Yum spicy vada paav. Loved with chilly

  15. YUMMILICIOUS... Your blog name does satisfy each post of yours... my tummy is getting hungry for this yummy snack!!!

  16. I have never heard of anything like this before. I am intrigued. Diane

  17. Wada pav and Mumbai go hand in hand. This is one thing I miss here in US. There is wada pav stall practically in every street, but each vendor has his loyal customers and they all vouch that they eat at the best wada pav center. Yours look equally tempting complete with a cup of tea.
    Love Ash.

  18. Vada pav looks totally yummo Aarthi!!Hmm..that's a spicy bite with green chilly :)

  19. What in the world do you need when u have vada pav in front of you...And you vadapav looks just perfect :)

  20. OMG my favorite street food, greatttt post!!!


  21. Tempting vada pavs! I got to make me some!:)

  22. wow..looks just awesome..so spicy n hot...

  23. These are sooooooo cute! I'm sure kids will go crazy over these :)

  24. and I am missing mumbai :(
    got to make this on weekend now :)

  25. Thanks for stopping Aarthi by you seemed to be a very active blogger, and vada paav looks great, reminds of India and all the delicious goodness.

  26. Vada Paav looks real great. You made me realize that i am hungry.

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

    Apani Rasoi

  28. Your pictorials are so helpful! If I may, one suggestion for the batter is to use Club Soda to mix instead of water - makes them ever so crispy. Keep those recipes coming, girl! :D

  29. Must Say your recipes are way too easy to try and truly yummilicious.

  30. Nice blog!! Looks delicious, feel like grabbing the roll right away. Thank you chowringhee in satya niketan


  31. nice blog ! it is my first time visit i here. looks for delicious. spicy vada pao, i love fast food. thankyou for shearing this information with us!chowringhee satyaniketan


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