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Vada pav is a popular Maharashtrian street food snack. You can call it as Indian burger. The patty inside is vada made of spicy potato filing coated with gram flour and deep fried. It is sandwiched between pav and served hot. You can have vada pav at any time of the day. So enjoy.


For Coating:

  • 1/2 cup Besan / gram flour
  • 1 tbsp Rice flour
  • Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch Baking soda
  • Water

For Stuffing:

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • A pinch Asafoetida
  • 6 – 8 Curry leaves
  • Chili garlic paste (5-6 garlic cloves and 2-3 green chilies)
  • Turmeric powder
  • 2 big, boiled, peeled, mashed Potatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Finely chopped Coriander leaves

For Vada:

  • Oil for frying

For Chutney:

  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
Vada Pav - Marathi Recipe


For coating:

  • In a mixing bowl, take besan.
  • Add rice flour, turmeric powder, salt and baking soda. Mix well. Add water.
  • Prepare batter with medium consistency.
  • Take care that no lumps should be formed. Coating is ready.

For stuffing:

  • Heat a pan on medium heat. Add oil.
  • Add mustard seeds. Let it sizzle up.
  • Add asafoetida, curry leaves and chili garlic paste. Mix well. Fry for a minute.
  • Turn off the heat and add turmeric powder.
  • Once the tadka is a bit cooled add boiled potatoes.
  • Add salt, lemon juice coriander leaves. Mix well. Stuffing is ready.
  • Take a big spoon of stuffing and roll it in the shape of vada.

For vada:

  • Heat the oil on medium heat. 
  • Mix the previously prepared batter well again.
  • Dip the vada in the batter. Coat the batter from all sides and fry it.
  • Fry from both sides until the vadas get reddish color.
  • Once done, remove form oil.

For Chutney:

  • Add remaining batter into hot oil and fry until it is crisp.
  • Take it out on a tissue paper.
  • Transfer it into a blender pot. Add garlic cloves, red chili powder and salt.
  • Blend in into a powder.


  • While serving apply imli (tamarind) chutney on one side of bread.
  • Put vada on it and add red chutney and serve. 

Vada Pav - Marathi Recipe

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