Secret recipe of Mumbai Vada pav which is easy and quick too

Vada pav is popular street food across Maharashtra. Have you ever had Vada pav in Mumbai? I just love it, who doesn’t? So here I have secret recipe to make Mumbai vada pav and trust me it will give you same taste, even you will get same mouthwatering smell. It is very easy and quick recipe, you must try it. We can make it with ingredients available at home, no special ingredients are required. Also I will share vada pav chutney recipe which will take, taste of your vada pav, to the next level.

Let’s start our recipe,


  • Vada Stuffing
    • Potatoes (4 medium size)
    • Salt (As per taste)
    • Green chilies (2/3 pieces)
    • Garlic (6/7 cloves)
    • Ginger (1 inch piece)
    • Coriander leaves (bunch of leaves)
    • Jeera / cumin seeds (1 tbsp)
    • Oil (1 tbsp for tempering)
    • Asafetida / Hing (1 pinch)
    • Mustard seeds (for tempering)
    • Few curry leaves
    • Red Chili powder (1 tsp)
    • Turmeric powder (1 tsp)
  • Oil for frying
  • Buns (6 vada pav buns)
  • Vada Batter
    • Gram Flour / Besan (1 cup)
    • Rice Flour (1 tbsp)
    • Red Chili powder (1 tsp)
    • Turmeric powder (1 tsp)
    • Salt (as per taste)
  • Vada pav chutney
    • Fried bhujiya
    • Desiccated coconut (2 tbsp)
    • Garlic cloves (4/5 cloves)
    • Red chili powder (2 tbsp)
    • Salt (as per taste)
  • Fried chilies
    • Chilies (10 no)
    • salt as per taste


Boil potatoes in cooker or pan. Remove skin and mash them but do not mash them too much, keep big chunks of it.

In a mixer take few cloves of garlic, green chilis and piece of ginger. Add coriander leaves and jeera seeds to it. Now grind them without adding water to it.

Take pan and heat oil in it. Once it is hot enough add mustard seeds to it. Let them splutter and add pinch of hing to it. Now add grinded green paste to it and let it cook a little. No need to cook it completely just we are removing rawness of garlic and ginger. Over cooking can remove green color of the paste.

Add mashed potatoes to it and add dry spices to it. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt to it. MIx them well and cook for two minutes. Let it cool down and make balls out of it.

Now we will make the batter. Take besan in mixing bowl, add red chili powder, turmeric and salt to it. Add rice flour so that the vada will be more crispy. Add water gradually and make thick batter out of it. Once batter is ready add those potato balls we have made. Dip them in the batter and cover them nicely with batter by turning them slowly.

Take kadai or pan for frying. Add oil and heat it. Once oil is hot enough, you can add batter covered balls to it and fry them on medium to high flame till cover get golden in color and become crisp.

For making chutney we need some bhujiya as well. So take spoon and spread small drops of batter in the oil. Fry them till they become crispy. Once done, let them cool down. Now in mixer take garlic cloves. Add desiccated coconut to it. Add red chili powder and salt to it. Now add our crispy bhujiya to it and grind it nicely. Your vada pav chutney is ready.

Now we will fry chilies to go with it. Take some green chilies. Slit them in the middle and remove all seeds from it. Now fry them in the oil. Once fried nicely add salt to it and your green chilies are ready too.

When we have all the things ready, let’s assemble them. Take vada pav bun and cut it till the edge. Now spread some vada pav chutney on it and place your vada inside it. Serve it with fried green chilies and your Mumbai vada pav or street style vada pav is ready to eat. Enjoy the awesome taste of filling and chutney. Don’t forget to bit fried green chilies while having it.

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