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Healthy Snack: Healthy Vada Pav Recipe

  By posted Apr 4th 2014



Healthy Snack Recipes: Healthy Vada Paav Recipe



This recipe replaces the bread made from refined flour with a whole-wheat burger bun and in this recipe, the vada is not fried. The salad and chutney served with it, adds fibre, making it a healthy, delicious snack.


Preparation Time: 20 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins

Makes 8 vada pavs



8 whole-wheat  buns

For The Garlic Chutney

1/4 cup garlic (lehsun) cloves

1 tbsp chilli powder

1 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder

Salt to taste


For The Vada Filling

3 cups boiled and mashed potatoes

3 to 4 green chillies, chopped

1 tsp ginger (adrak)

1 1/2 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)

1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)

1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)

6 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)

1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

Salt to taste


For The Outer Covering

3/4 cup besan (bengal gram flour)

1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

1/4 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp oil

Salt to taste


Other Ingredients

8 tomatoes slices

1 cup shredded lettuce

8 sliced onions


For the garlic chutney

Combine all the ingredients in a blender with a little water to get a smooth paste. Set aside.


For the vada filling

Pound the green chillies, ginger and garlic using a mortar and pestle.

Heat a non-stick pan on a medium flame and when hot, add the mustard seeds and dry roast for 30 seconds.

Add the asafoetida and curry leaves and again dry roast for 15 to 20 seconds.

Add the pounded mixture and sauté for a few more seconds.

Add the potatoes, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.

Remove from the flame and cool.

Divide it into 8 equal portions. Shape into rounds.


For the outer covering

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and make a batter using approx. 1/3 cup of water.


How to proceed

Heat a non-stick pan on a medium flame,

Dip each round of the vada filling into the batter and allow it to coat the mixture well.

Place the vada on the pan, cover with a lid and cook on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes.

Turn upside down, cover again and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.

Remove the lid and cook on both the sides till they turn golden brown. Set aside.

Slice each  bun into half horizontally, apply some garlic chutney on the inside.

Place one slice of tomato, some lettuce, one slice of onion and one vada and serve immediately.


Recipe Courtesy: Healthy Vada Pav, TarlaDalal.com

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