Batata Vada & Vada Pav


Batata Vada

Mumbai’s popular fast food snack, Batata Vada, is a deep fried indulgence. Spiced mashed potatoes are dipped in chickpea batter, deep fried to a golden shade and served with mint-coriander chutney or garlic chutney. When Batata Vada is sandwiched between green chutney smeared pav, it becomes a Vada Pav, another of Mumbai’s famous street food snack.

There are quite a few variations to prepare the potato stuffing. I like to season with spices, saute onions and ginger garlic paste before combining with mashed potatoes.

Batata Vada Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 45 mts

Serves 6-8 persons

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Ingredients:

2 large potatoes, lightly mashed

1/4 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

few curry leaves

1 onion, finely chopped

2 green chillis, finely chopped

1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste

1/4 tsp turmeric pwd

1 tbsp lemon juice

fresh coriander leaves for garnish

salt to taste

1/2 tbsp oil

For batter:

1 cup besan/chickpea flour/senaga pindi

2 tbsps rice flour

salt to taste

1/2 tsp red chilli pwd

pinch of cooking soda

water as required

1 Heat oil in a vessel, add the mustard seed and allow them to splutter. Add the cumin seeds and let them brown lightly. Add green chillis, curry leaves and ginger-garlic paste and saute for a mt. Immediately add the onions and saute for 3 mts.
2 Add the salt, turmeric pwd and combine. Add the mashed potatoes and combine and cook for a mt. Add coriander leaves and lemon juice and turn off heat. Cool and make small balls and keep aside.
3 Place a heavy bottomed vessel on the stove, add enough oil for deep-frying and allow it to heat on low flame. While the oil is heating prepare the batter.
4 In a bowl, add the ingredients required for making the batter. Slowly add water and make a slightly thick, flowing batter. Dip the potato ball in the batter and coat it well and place in the hot oil. Cook on medium high flame till golden brown. Remove onto absorbent paper.
5 Serve hot with chutney or tomato sauce and a cup of masala chai OR proceed to prepare Vada Pav.

Vada Pao
Vada Pav


How to assemble Vada Pav
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Cut pav bread horizontally in the center. Spread a tsp of green chutney and garlic chutney (optional) on one of the halves of the pav, layer with onion slices, place a batata vada and cover with the other half of pav. Gently press using your palm and serve along with lemon wedges.

Maharastrian Batata VadaVada Pao

Batata Vada & Vada Pav

  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:
  • Serves: 8

Main Ingredients:

  1. potato
  2. chickpea flour
  3. pav

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Mumbai’s popular fast food snack, Batata Vada, is a deep fried indulgence. Spiced mashed potatoes are dipped in chickpea batter, deep fried to a golden shade and served with mint-coriander chutney or garlic chutney. When Batata Vada is sandwiched between green chutney smeared pav, it becomes a Vada Pav, another of Mumbai’s famous street food snack.

Sailu

I'm a food blogger, food photographer and organic gardener based out of India. I enjoy cooking for my family using fresh produce from my vegetable garden and farmer's market. I love to try out various cuisines and perfect my cooking skills. I believe that hard work, self-discipline, and a positive attitude cannot help but reap a harvest of fantastic results. Say hello and join me on Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

23 Responses

  1. Pratyusha says:

    Awesome…. I have few bolied alu n green chutney in my fridge n of course burger buns in my pantry… I now know how to use them !!!

  2. Priya says:

    WOW!! Looks amazing Sailu gaaru…

  3. Wow Sailu, looks yum, yum yum !!!

  4. Deepa says:

    mmm..vada paav looks so tempting..love this anytime of the day

  5. Swati says:

    Hi,

    Can you please advice how to make garlic chutney?

    Regards,

    Saati

    • Sailu says:

      Soak 2-3 red chillis in water for 15 mt. Drain and blend these chillis with 18-20 cloves garlic, salt as required and 1 1/ 2 tbsp lemon juice.

  6. Sailaja says:

    Vadapav with fried chili is awesome. I miss Mumbai…

  7. deepika says:

    Hi Sailu,

    Why dont you blog about the kitchen utensils and your pantry and the way you make up some things ahead of time.
    It would be very good for working mothers who can get some very good hints on organizing and planning their kitchen.

    Thanks
    Deepika

  8. This looks sinful and it is one of my favorite street food.

  9. Memoria says:

    These look fantastic. I learn so much about Indian food from here. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Namitha says:

    Hi Sailu,

    Simply amazing !!!!!!!!!

    I am from Mumbai and Vada Pav was almost our daily bread during college days. Now its a very rare affair but looking at the pictures i am tempted to have it today.

    Thanks

    Have a nice Week ahead

    Regards
    Namitha

    • Chitra Nagesh says:

      Hi Sailu,
      I simply love it! As usual, the photos are a visual delight. As my grandmother used to say, the way we present is more important than even cooking a thing! Thank you.
      Regards,
      Chitra..

  11. swetha neelamshetty says:

    looks yummy

  12. AshaLatha R K Prasad says:

    AWESOME Vada Pao……. Very tempting…..I wanted to taste one right now….. Very delectable captures……. Kudos!!!!

    Ash….

  13. JOSH says:

    Mouth watering.. I cant just stop appreciating your efforts and your chat recipes these days. Of course the pictures are a treat always!
    keep them coming…
    ps: could you suggest how to make bread bonda? i know the stuffing is the same.. but when dipped in oil they (bread bonda ) take in a lot of oil. Any tips there?
    Cheers
    JOSH

    • josh says:

      Prepared pav bhaji and Vada pav last evening. Though pav bhaji is not new to me..making Vada pav was for the first time. The batata vadas were soo good with the green chutney and were totally oil less and amazingly tasty. thanks for the recipe. I came accross some red powdered chutney also for Vada pav in some recipe book. guess its made of coconut and boondi from the vada making process. got to try that too. Anywayz thanks for the recipe.

  14. jaya says:

    hi sailu garu,
    could u pls send me some good healthy recipes for pregnant woman.
    thanks .

  15. magan says:

    vadapav recipe is very interesting

  16. Vada Pav Lover says:

    Go to Bombay’s Best for authentic Vada Pav in Hyderabad. They are at Sujana Supermarket, Kothaguda X road.

  17. Pratiksha says:

    Thanks for the recipe . Used it last evening for my sons bday . N the deciding factor to use your recipe was the photo you put. Authentic ‘

  18. Pratiksha says:

    Thanks for the recipe . Used it last evening for my sons bday . N the deciding factor to use your recipe was the photo you put. Authentic ‘

  19. Mouli says:

    Excellent recipe – thanks so much for this and all your other recipes…..they are wonderful ! I cook almost twice or thrice a week from your recipes….its my go to place for indian recipes.

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