Vada pav recipe | How to make batata wadas — Street food recipes

        Vada pav brings back delicious memories of my college days in India. We used to have hot and spicy vada pavs in a small eatery near our college with some hot tea which used to be very refreshing after a long day.  It used to be so spicy , but still we used to have it along with fried and salted green chillies. I cant even imagine eating spicy food now. But that time it was pure bliss. I missed all this in the beginning when we left college and especially after coming to Singapore and gradually forgot about it. I did not even try making it at home and neither did I get a chance during the India trips. But recently during the last trip to India , we had the popular Goli vada pav. My kid liked it and then he has asking me to make this at home. So I made this for the first time though I do make potato vadas once in a while. We all really loved it. I loved the aroma while making it and reminded me of the good old days!!

  Though I did not follow any specific recipe from any site , the addition of red chutney was new to me and sounded good and I made that following the Tarla dalal ‘s recipe.

How to make Batata wadas/potato wadas-


  • Cuisine: indian
  • Course: snack
  • Cooking Technique: Deep-Frying
  • Preparation Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 15 mins

  1. Ingredients-
  2. Stuffing
  3. Potatoes- 4-5 big ones
  4. Mustard seeds-1tsp
  5. Cumin seeds-1tsp
  6. Curry leaves- few
  7. Ginger garlic paste- 1tsp
  8. Green chillies-2-3
  9. Turmeric powder-1tsp
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Outer cover 
  12. Besan/chick pea flour/Kadalai maavu- 1/2 cup
  13. Rice flour-2-3tsp
  14. Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  15. Salt- A pinch
  16. Oil for deep frying
  17. Potato/Batata wadas-
  18. Potato Filling
  19. Cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker till soft.
  20. Peel the skin and mash the potatoes.
  21. Heat the oil in a pan.
  22. Add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, green chillies. ginger garlic paste.Saute for a minute.
  23. Add the mashed potatoes along with turmeric powder and salt.
  24. Mix everything properly. Remove from flame and allow it to cool a little
  25. Meanwhile make the batter for the outer cover.
  26. Batter for outer cover- 

  27. Mix all the ingredients(listed under the heading – outer cover). Add little water and mix well. Ensure no lumps are formed. This batter should not be runny or too thick.
  28. How to proceed-
  29. Heat the oil for deep frying.
  30. Make small lemon sized balls with the potato filling.
  31. Dip them in the batter.
  32. When the oil is hot, put the balls gently into the oil. It should float on the top.
  33. Fry till they are golden brown.
  34. Remove from the oil with a ladle.

How to make green chutney- 


Coriander leaves-1 cup chopped

Garlic-2 cloves

Onion-1 small chopped

Green chilly-1



  Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend it to a smooth paste.

How to make tamarind chutney


  • Course: condiments
  • Cooking Technique: Boiling
  • Preparation Time: 5 mins
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins


1 Tamarind-small piece(lemon sized)
1 cup Water
1/4 cup Jaggery
1/2 tsp Red chilly powder- (optional)


  1. Soak the tamarind in lukewarm water and squeeze out a thick pulp out of it.
  2. Combine rest of the ingredients in this tamarind pulp and boil till the raw taste of the tamarind water disappear. It wil take around 15 minutes.

How to make red chutney- 


  • Preparation Time: 10 mins


1/2 cup Dessicated coconut
cloves – 4 Garlic -5
1 tsp Red chilly powder(3-4 whole red chi
lles can also be used)
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Oil


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add all the ingredients and saute till light brown.
  2. Allow it to cool.
  3. Blend it in a mixer to a coarse powder.

How to make/assemble the vada pav- 


  • Preparation Time: 15 mins

  1. Ingredients



Pav buns-4-5(I used burger buns)


  1. Potato vadas/batata vadas- 4-5


1 cup Green chutney
1/2 cup Red chutney
1/2 cup Tamarind chutney


  1. Slice the bun in half leaving a small portion in one of the edge uncut so that it will be easier to sandwich the stuffiing.
  2. Apply green chutney in one portion.
  3. Sprinkle the red chutney powder in one portion.
  4. Flatten the round potato vadas a little. Place it on the red chutney. Pour a spoonful of tamarind chuteny on the vadas.
  5. Cover with the top slice and press it gently.
  6. Serve.

I did not find pav, so managed with burger buns and they tasted great too. But it will be nice if you find pav buns. You can also try making pav at home. Here is the link for the recipe.

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  1. woahhhhh sowmy awesomeu hv included step by step picand guess what i also put vada pav yday but minus the chutneysfamous street food of mumbaicheck out my vada pav which i posted yday

  2. Yummy wada pavs

  3. Our fav..tempting 🙂

  4. Premalatha Aravindhan

    well made sowmya…luks tempting.

  5. Aruna Manikandan

    looks very tempting, love it 🙂

  6. My all time favourite snack!

  7. Priya Suresh

    Who can resist to this beautiful vada pav,inviting and droolworthy.

  8. One of my fav, looks yummy.

  9. piyush vala

    Wowvadapav, is a popular spicy vegetarian fast food dish native to the Indian state of Maharashtra. It consists of a batata vada sandwiched between two slices of a pav.


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