Vada Pav

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Today I am presenting another popular street food recipe – Vada Pav. It’s our own Indian burger. In my opinion, Dabeli falls under sandwich and Vada Pav falls under burger. Basically it’s the Batata Vada served with dry garlic chutney in a Pav bun or any sweet buns.  You can include other condiments/toppings and chutneys too, but I just went with the dry garlic chutney and green chutney.

Batata Vada falls under the “Prep Once and Serve Twice” concept. You can prepare and serve the Batata Vada as is or stuff it inside any buns along with chutneys you have in hand. Either ways it tastes delicious. The other highlight is that the dry garlic chutney that we are using here can be prepared well ahead and you can use that for idli and dosa too. (Multipurpose recipes huh)

I have already explained about our IMC stall experiences in the Avocado Lassi post. In one of the stalls we had this Vada Pav and they served just with dry garlic chutney. It was mess free and easy to grab and gobble. I really liked that idea and went with the same style, err included the green chutney though. I spiced up my Batata Vada with garlic-ginger-cilantro chutney and added tamarind paste in my garlic chutney to balance the taste and also to get all the flavors. When I serve for kiddo, I add some sugar on top of garlic chutney and also spread some ketchup on the sweet Hawaiian buns that I get from Costco.

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This garlic chutney recipe serves for about 8 to 10 vada pavs. But you can double the proportion and prepare in bulk too. As I mentioned above this goes well with idlis and dosas too.

Ingredients:

For Dry Garlic Chutney:

  • Garlic chopped – 5 to 6
  • Dry Coconut – 2 tbsp. heaped (I used the dry unsweetened coconut that we use for baking)
  • Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
  • Peanuts – 2 tsp
  • Red chili Powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Tamarind Paste – 1/2 tsp

For Vada Pav:

  • Batata Vadas – 4 to 5 (I posted the recipe yesterday)
  • Pav buns or Sweet Hawaiian buns – 4 to 5
  • Green Chutney – 1 tsp for each Pav
  • Dry Garlic Chutney – about 1 to 2 tsps. for each Pav
  • Butter or ghee or oil for toasting the bun

Steps:

Preparing Garlic Chutney:

  • Heat the kadai and add oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the chopped garlic and roast for 2 to 3 minutes in medium heat.
  • Now add the other ingredients except tamarind paste and roast for another 3 minutes.

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  • Let it cool and dry grind it along with tamarind paste.

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That’s it. The dry garlic chutney is ready.

Assembling the Vada Pav:

  • Slit the Pav buns into two.
  • Heat the tava and add butter or ghee or oil and toast them slightly.
  • Now spread about 1 to 2 tsps of the dry garlic chutney on one side and green chutney on the other and keep the Batata Vada on either one side and close it.
  • Press it slightly and that’s it.

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Vada Pav is ready. Vada Pav along with Lassi is filling combo.

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Notes:

  • I have used small amount of garlic. But for this proportion you can go up to 10.
  • Adjust the salt and spices as per your preference.
  • You can arrange Vada Pav as per your liking by including other chutneys too.
Vada Pav
A popular Indian street food recipe prepared with yummy potato fritters or popularly called as batata vada and spiced up with dry garlic chutney and green chutney.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
For Dry Garlic Chutney
  1. Garlic chopped - 5 to 6
  2. Dry Coconut - 2 tbsp. heaped (I used the dry unsweetened coconut that we use for baking)
  3. Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
  4. Peanuts - 2 tsp
  5. Red chili Powder - 1 tsp
  6. Salt - 1/4 tsp
  7. Oil - 1 tsp
  8. Tamarind Paste - 1/2 tsp
For Vada Pav
  1. Batata Vadas – 4 to 5 (I posted the recipe yesterday)
  2. Pav buns or Sweet Hawaiian buns – 4 to 5
  3. Green Chutney - 1 tsp for each Pav
  4. Dry Garlic Chutney – about 1 to 2 tsps. for each Pav
  5. Butter or ghee or oil for toasting the bun
Preparing Garlic Chutney
  1. Heat the kadai and add oil.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the chopped garlic and roast for 2 to 3 minutes in medium heat.
  3. Now add the other ingredients except tamarind paste and roast for another 3 minutes.
  4. Let it cool and dry grind it along with tamarind paste.
  5. That’s it. The dry garlic chutney is ready.
Assembling the Vada Pav
  1. Slit the Pav buns into two.
  2. Heat the tava and add butter or ghee or oil and toast them slightly.
  3. Now spread about 1 to 2 tsps of the dry garlic chutney on one side and green chutney on the other and keep the Batata Vada on either one side and close it.
  4. Press it slightly and that’s it.
  5. Vada Pav is ready. Vada Pav along with Lassi is filling combo.
Notes
  1. I have used small amount of garlic. But for this proportion you can go up to 10.
  2. Adjust the salt and spices as per your preference.
  3. You can arrange Vada Pav as per your liking by including other chutneys too.
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  1. I love see vadapav and this is an absolutely amazing share without any doubt.. My vote is for that dry chutney.. I actually didn’t know that tamarind is added also… Huuuhhh kindaa mission accomplished for me

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