Best Vada Pav in Mumbai - A guide to the city's best-loved snack


Vada Pav Recipe: Unleash the Flavors of Mumbai's Iconic Street Food!


If you're a food lover, then you've probably heard of vada pav – the beloved street food of Mumbai. This humble yet delectable snack is a true representation of the city's culinary culture. The combination of a flavorful potato fritter, known as vada, sandwiched between a soft bun, pav, and served with spicy chutneys is nothing short of heavenly. Today, we're going to share with you the best vada pav recipe that will transport your taste buds straight to the bustling streets of Mumbai!


To make the perfect vada pav at home, you will need:

For the Potato Filling:

- 4 large potatoes, boiled and mashed

- 2 green chilies, finely chopped

- 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste

- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

- A pinch of asafoetida (hing)

- A few curry leaves, finely chopped

- Salt to taste

- 1 tablespoon oil

For the Batter:

- 1 cup gram flour (besan)

- A pinch of turmeric powder

- Salt to taste

- Water (as required)

For Assembling:

- Pav buns

- Green chutney

- Tamarind chutney

- Finely chopped onions

- Finely chopped coriander leaves


1. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once they start crackling, add asafoetida and curry leaves.

2. Add the ginger-garlic paste and green chilies. Sauté for a minute.

3. Add the mashed potatoes and salt. Mix well and cook for a few minutes until all the flavors blend together.

4. Remove from heat and let the potato filling cool down.

5. Meanwhile, prepare the batter by mixing gram flour, turmeric powder, salt, and water in a bowl. Ensure a smooth consistency without any lumps.

6. Dip each potato ball into the batter, ensuring it is evenly coated.

7. Deep fry the coated potato balls in hot oil until they turn golden brown and crispy.

8. Drain excess oil on paper towels.

Assembling the Vada Pav:

1. Slit the pav buns horizontally, but not all the way through.

2. Apply green chutney on one side of the bun and tamar


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