How to make Vada Pav - This snack has the vadas stuffed into the pavs and baked.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Sweet potatoes (शक्करकंद), Raw bananas (कच्चे केले)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Vada Pav Recipe Card

Vada Pav

Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Vada Pav Recipe

  • Sweet potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed 2 medium

  • Raw bananas boiled, peeled and grated 2 medium

  • Fresh yeast 1 tablespoon

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 1 teaspoon

  • Finger millet (ragi / nachni) flour ½ cup

  • Soya flour ½ cup

  • Refined flour (maida) ½ cup + for dusting

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1-2

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Curry leaves 7-8

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Olive oil for brushing


Step 1

Take yeast in a bowl. Add water and castor sugar, mix and set aside to activate.

Step 2

Mix together finger millet flour, soya flour and refined flour in a bowl.

Step 3

Add the activated yeast and 1 tablespoon oil and mix. Add sufficient water and knead into a soft dough. Set aside to rest.

Step 4

Heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.

Step 5

Add green chillies, garlic and curry leaves, mix and sauté for 30 seconds.

Step 6

Add turmeric powder and mix. Add sweet potatoes, raw bananas and some water and mix.

Step 7

Add salt and coriander leaves and mix well. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 8

Dust the worktop with some flour. Place the dough on it and knock back to release the excess air.

Step 9

Divide the dough into equal portions, make a cavity in each portion and stuff with the cooked mixture in it. Seal and shape into pavs.

Step 10

Grease an aluminium tray with some oil, dust with some flour and place the prepared pavs in it. Cover and set aside to prove for 10-15 minutes.

Step 11

Preheat oven at 180º C.

Step 12

Put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with the pavs with some olive oil.

Step 13

Serve hot with fried green chillies and garlic-chilli chutney.