How to make Sangam Vada -

The popular vada pav made differently – potato mixture sandwiched in pavs, dipped in batter and deep-fried

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Pavs (पाव)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Sangam Vada

Sangam Vada Recipe Card


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 : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Sangam Vada Recipe

  • Potatoes , boiled, peeled and mashed 3 medium

  • Pavs 4

  • Green chillies , broken 3

  • Garlic 8 cloves

  • Ginger , roughly chopped 1/2 inch

  • Oil 2 tbsps = to deep fry

  • Curry leaves , shredded 8

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Gram flour 1 1/4 cups

  • Rice flour 1/4 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Baking soda 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green chutney for drizzling

  • Date and tamarind chutney for drizzling

  • Onion chopped to sprinkle

  • Nylon sev to sprinkle


Step 1

Put green chillies, garlic and ginger in a blender jar and blend coarsely without adding any water.

Step 2

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan. Add curry leaves and sauté for a few seconds. Add the blended paste and sauté for 2 minutes on medium heat. Add ½ tsp turmeric powder, salt and mix well. Cook for 30 seconds.

Step 3

Add the potatoes and mix well. Sprinkle 2 tbsps water and cook for 2-3 minutes or till the mixture is thoroughly heated. Transfer into a bowl and set aside to cool down to room temperature.

Step 4

For the batter, take gram flour in another bowl. Add rice flour, red chilli powder, remaining turmeric powder, salt and baking soda and mix well.

Step 5

Add 1¼ cups water and mix well to form a smooth batter.

Step 6

Slit the pavs without cutting through. Apply a generous portion of the potato mixture on base half of each pav and close.

Step 7

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Dip the pav pieces in the gram flour batter, slide into hot oil And deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 8

Cut each fried pav sandwich into 6 pieces and arrange on individual serving plates.

Step 9

Drizzle green chutney and date and tamarind chutney on top. Sprinkle onions and sev and serve immediately.

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