Nutritional Facts of Vada Pav

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How many calories does one serving of Vada Pav have?

One serving of Vada Pav gives 197 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 136 calories, proteins account for 26 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 36 calories.  One serving of Vada Pav provides about 10 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See here for vada pav recipeMumbai’s very own burger. The vada is made of a spicy potato filling deep fried in a gram flour batter. Along with a hot and spicy garlic chutney, it is served inside a small "Laddi Pav".  

I have fond memories of sharing a vada pav with my son while travelling on a business trip to Vapi by train. 

Although vada pav is a Maharashtrian dish, I was surprised to find it popular even in Gujarat. Another travelling ritual on my frequent drives to Pune is to stop at a small café on the highway to grab a quick vada pav and a steaming hot cup of Masala Tea that chases away all my travel fatigue.

Is Vada Pav healthy?

No, vada pav is not healthy. Made from vada (potatoes filling)  and bread.

What's the problem?

Potatoes (Aloo) :  Being high in simple carbohydrates they will lead to weight gain and are not good for people with diabetes, heart problem and obesity. See full details on why potatoes are bad for you.

Deep fried foods : This vada is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. It also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Vada Pav?

No, vada pav should not be had by diabetics. The vada is deep fried and the bread is made from plain flour. Stay away from this.

Can healthy individuals have Vada Pav?

No, this is not healthy. Look at the quality of the food before you want to have a bite. The vada is deep fried. Then its stuffed in ladi pav which is made from plain flour. Su stay away from this. 

Please suggest a healthy snack option for Vada Pav.


We suggest to look at a non fried option. The snack should have some fibre, protein and complex carbs. Try our zunka recipe with a whole wheat bhakri or chana dal pancakes recipe as a healthy snack

Whole Wheat Bhakri

Whole Wheat Bhakri

How to burn 197 calories that come from one serving of Vada Pav?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         59  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          20  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         26  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         34  mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

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Value per per serving% Daily Values
Energy197 cal10%
Protein6.6 g12%
Carbohydrates33.9 g11%
Fiber2.7 g11%
Fat4 g6%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A48.1 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.9 mg8%
Vitamin C3.1 mg8%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)25.6 mcg13%
Calcium15.6 mg3%
Iron1.4 mg7%
Magnesium25.2 mg7%
Phosphorus58.2 mg10%
Sodium13.2 mg1%
Potassium153.3 mg3%
Zinc0.4 mg4%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Vada Pav
 on 04 Jul 19 09:35 PM