Learn to make Vada Pav Recipe | How To Make Mumbai Vada Pav recipe with step-by-step video instructions. Vada Pao, Wada Pav, or Wada Pao is a budget-friendly and gratifying Indian Style Burger which hails from the streets of Mumbai. The origin of this sandwich is the Indian state of Maharashtra, but this street snack is widely popular across all parts of India.
What is Vada Pav?
The vada in this dish is potato patties made of spicy potato filling first and then coated with gram flour batter and then deep fried. The pav here is a simple bun bread, aka dinner roll. These slider buns are also known as Bombay Pav, or simply Pao.
Vada Pav and Mumbai are synonymous. Every Mumbaikar is so fond of this crispy, flavourful everyday sandwich. A quick, filler, and power boosting vada pav and a steaming hot cup of chai or coffee, is all you need to start a busy and hectic day.
This inexpensive snack Vada pav is another love of Mumbaiites after pav bhaji. I simply don’t know why people love it so so much. Maybe because:
It is wallet-friendly.
It is one of quickest on-the-go snacks.
It is so filler and irresistibly tasty.
It’s everywhere in Mumbai — yet simply you just can’t get enough of it.
If you have ever been to Mumbai (India), then you must be familiar with the following pretty scenario while touring the streets of Mumbai.
Let’s say that you are on a regular road-trip of Mumbai and soaking in all the beauty that the city has to offer. You’ll notice that right from the early morning on the streets, you witness the mashed potatoes are stir-frying with spices. And this masala spiced mashed potatoes later shaped into perfect balls.
A batch of masala spiced potato patties dunked into a thick chickpea/besan batter and then dropped into the cooking oil sizzling in an immense ‘kadhai’, aka iron pan.
The sizzling sound fizzes as soon as ‘vadas’ are dropped into the hot oil and instantly a fresh aroma the chickpea drifts in the air. A few tosses and turns are needed to make the crusty patties. In the end, you get the crispy deep fried patties known as ‘batata vada’. That inescapable incense of frying vada assuredly makes passersby restless to grab that vada.
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How To Make Street Style Vada Pav:
Slice open a soft and fluffy homemade dinner roll called pav. Then simply slather on some green coriander chutney, then some tamarind chutney.
Top it with oodles of dry garlic chutney aka vada pav chutney, or lehsun ki chutney. Yes, if you are a chili lover then don’t be afraid of this spicy garlic chutney. Feel free to sprinkle a generous quantity of garlic chutney over tamarind and green chutney.
Then press the piping hot vada on the pav. Cover it with the other half of the pav and wrap it in a piece of old newspaper, if you want that real feel.
The one last thing is the addition of a fried green chili. This is just in case if you think it’s not spicy enough for you. 😉
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Your taste buds will definitely enjoy the experience:
Just close your eyes and take a bite of this homemade vada pav and you would feel that you are in Mumbai having the real taste of original vada pav right in the streets of Mumbai.
If you have never had anything like vada pav, then I would highly recommend you to try this Indian Style Burger aka ‘Vada Pav’. I guarantee that you will never forget that phenomenal experience when your teeth would sink into the soft pav and the crispy, crunchy vada.
The vigor boosting delectable vada pav has the perfect contrast of so many piquant and enticing flavors and textures. In every bite, you could sense the excellent balance of a mouthful of a blazing hit along with the spicy tang and sweetness of both chutneys spread across your tongue.
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Everything can be made from the scratch:
For today’s Vada Pav recipe, I have made everything from the scratch including soft pavs, dry and wet chutneys and vada.
You may feel like there is a lot of work to do in order to savor this deliciousness at home. But if you make all the chutneys and pav ahead of time, then you will only have to make vadas and assemble them. And then this is only a 20 minutes job.
If you want you can also make all three chutneys at the time when potato mixture is cooling down.
So let’s get started without any delay.
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