Saturday, 25 April 2015



Vada pav has two elements and two dips, out of the two elements one is used as a filling i.e. aalu bonda and second is pav that is used as an outer layer of vada pav. It also has two dips, one is pudina (mint) chutney (recip available here) and the other one is peanut dip (recipe for the same would be updated soon)

First we will have a look at aalu bonda recipe.

For the filling
  • Potatoes (boiled, peeled & mashed) - 3-4 medium sized
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 tablespoons
For the outer covering
  • Besan (chickpea flour) - 4-5 tablespoons
  • Salt - 1/4 teaspoon - 1/3 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Water
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Pav (you can use pav used for pav bhaji) - 6
  • Pudina (mint) chutney - Recipe can be seen here
  • Peanut dip - recipe will be updated soon
  • First we prepare potato filling.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add jeera (cumin seeds) & mustard seeds to hot oil.
  • Allow them to crackle.
  • As they crackle, add mashed potatoes to the pan & mix well.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder & red chilli powder to these potatoes & mix well.
  • Add chopped coriander & potatoes are ready to be used as a filling.
  • Now make lemon sized balls using these potatoes.
  • Keep them aside.

  • Next, prepare the besan (chickpea) paste for the outer covering.
  • Add a little water step by step to make a slightly thick liquid to coat the potato balls.
  • Add salt & red chilli powder to it & mix well.

  • Next heat oil in a heavy bottom pan to deep fry aalu bonda.
  • Dip a potato ball in besan and coat it well for both sides.

  • Drop it in hot oil for deep frying.
  • Deep fry from both the sides till it turns golden brown in colour & is well cooked.

  • When done take it out on a paper towel or a tissue paper.
  • Aalu bonda is ready to be used for vada pav.

  • Now slice the pav from the centre till half sliced.
  • Apply pudina (mint) chutney on the upper side.
  • Apply peanut dip on the lower side.
  • Place the aalu bonda inside.
  • Vada pav is ready to serve.

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