Today I am sharing a popular and staple Mumbai street food – Vada Pav or Batata vada Pav. Brings back childhood memories – on my every trip to Mumbai with my Mom and dad this was a must-have. If you have lived in Mumbai or visited Mumbai you can’t miss out on this one – every corner or stall in Mumbai serve this delicious and yummy Vada pao. This grab and go snack is a straightforward and easy recipe. Traditionally vada pavs are served with spicy garlic chutney and green chilies as sides but I have prepare vada pavs with homemade ladi pavs that are coated with green chutney, tamarind chutney and stuffed with batata vadas.
Batata vadas are none other than potato dumplings flavored with aromatic spices and deep fried. Below I have demonstrated an appe pan method, kadhai/pan method and obviously the fried method.
Preparing these vada pavs is very easy. Pretty much everything can be made in advance. Pavs can be made ahead of time, likewise chutneys and vadas too can be prepared earlier. All that is left for the last minute is the assembling of Vada pav. It’s the different kinds of chutneys that give this snack a distinctive taste and flavor. Batata vadas are similiar to Aloo Bonda which is a specialty of South.
Vada Pav can be enjoyed anytime in the day – in breakfast, dinner or as a evening snack. It’s raining and what a great time to enjoy Vada pav with a cup of hot tea. 🙂 Feeling nostalgic.
Well the authentic street food taste cannot be recreated but I have improvised and shared my version of lip smacking Vada pav recipe that will take you down the memory lane. It can be relished anytime, any day and at your very own comfort; sipping a cup of hot tea 🙂