Jain Vada Pav
Jain but craving for Vada Pav? Then try this recipe of Jain Vada Pav. Try these spicy, tasty, special vada pavs made not from potatoes and garlic, but from raw bananas and other spices.
Chef Gautam Mehrishi's Jain Vada Pav recipe

- Indian


- 4

Cooking Time

-35-40 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 35 Min


  • FOR The Pav
  • 1 to 2 cups Refined flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • salt
  • water
  • Muslin cloth
  • Oil
  • FOR Vadas
  • 2 raw bananas boiled
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 to 2 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp split black gram
  • Rock salt
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder
  • tsp baking powder
  • FOR Batter
  • 4 to 5 tbsp gram flour
  • Rock salt
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • tsp baking powder
  • Heated and then cooled water
  • FOR The Ground Nuts Chilli Mixture
  • 2 to 3 tbsp hot oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp split black gram
  • 1 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 cup peanuts boiled
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder
  • Rock salt
  • 4 to 5 green chillies slit
  • Oil


  1. 1

    For the pav knead a soft dough using refined flour, salt, baking powder, and water.
  2. 2

    Divide the dough into lemon sized portions and gently flatten them.
  3. 3

    Place them on a silicone mat.
  4. 4

    Cover the balls with a damp muslin cloth.
  5. 5

    Rest the dough for 5 hours.
  6. 6

    Brush the balls with some oil.
  7. 7

    Bake for 10 12 minutes at 170 to 180 C.
  8. 8

    For the vadas, to a large mixing bowl add boiled and chopped raw bananas, mustard seeds, split black gram, white sesame seeds, red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, dry mango powder and baking powder.
  9. 9

    Mix well.
  10. 10

    For the batter, combine gram flour, rock salt, red chilli powder, dry mango powder, baking powder and water.
  11. 11

    The batter should be runny.
  12. 12

    Heat oil for deep frying.
  13. 13

    Make small balls of the raw banana mixture and coat them in the batter and deep fry the vadas.
  14. 14

    In a pan, add the hot oil, mustard seeds, split black gram, white sesame seeds, boiled groundnuts, red chilli powder, dry mango powder, rock salt, green chillies.
  15. 15

    Toss well and cook for two minutes.
  16. 16

    Cut the pav horizontally into half.
  17. 17

    On the base spread dates tamarind paste and green chutney.
  18. 18

    Place the vadas on it.
  19. 19

    Cover the vada with the other half and hold the vada pav using a toothpick.
  20. 20

    In the serving plate, arrange the vada pavs and serve with the prepared groundnuts chillies mixture.
  21. 21

    Serve hot.
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Chef Gautam Mehrishi loves a fragrant pot of desi ghee, biking through the Himalayas and adding a twist to Indian food, not necessarily in that order! His grandpa was his earliest fan who urged him to follow his passion and cook professionally, and he’s never looked back! He’s a familiar face on television, including LF where he hosts multiple shows.

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