Oil- Free Vada Pav

Oh! Have you been missing out on vada pav because of its fat content? This low calorie version must be a dream come true, then!

Simple... Instead of frying the vadas I roasted them on a non-stick pan, and it turned out to be just as great as the fried ones, believe me!

Use whole wheat pav/bread if available. Garlic chutney adds spice and flavour to this snack.

To further cut down on the calories, I made garlic chutney without the fat-laden coconut. Just before serving warm the vada pav in an oven /Microwave to boost its scrumptiousness!

Oil- Free Vada Pav

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Oil- Free Vada Pav recipe - How to make Oil- Free Vada Pav

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 vada pavs (8 halves)
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For the batter

    For the batter
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl with enough water to make a batter of pouring consistency. Keep aside.

For the vadas

    For the vadas
  1. Combine the potatoes, ginger-green chilli paste, coriander, lemon juice and salt together in a bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan on a medium flame and when hot, add the mustard seeds, turmeric powder, curry leaves asafoetida and garlic and dry roast for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add to the potato mixture and mix well.
  4. Divide it into 4 equal portions and shape them into flat rounds and keep aside.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan on a medium flame.
  6. Dip the potato rounds in the batter and place them on the pan.
  7. Cover and cook on a low flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Turn upside down, cover again and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  9. Remove the lid and cook on both sides till they turn golden brown. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Cut 1 burger bun into 2 pieces, apply 1 teaspoon garlic chutney on one side of the burger bun.
  2. Place a vada on it and cover it with another piece of burger bun on top.
  3. Repeat with the remaining vadas and batter to make 3 more vada pavs.
  4. Cut each vada pav into 2 equal halves and serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per vada
Energy266 cal
Protein7.4 g
Carbohydrates42.6 g
Fiber2.8 g
Fat7.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium47.4 mg


Oil- Free Vada Pav
 on 09 Sep 21 07:50 AM

Good and tasty. However it was difficult to make the batter stick to the potato patty. Probably it should be thicker than running consistency.
Tarla Dalal
09 Sep 21 02:25 PM
   Thanks for the feedback. You can adjust the quantity of water to make a slightly thick batter. The quantity of water usually depends on the quality of the flour. Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
Oil-Free Vada Pav
 on 11 Sep 12 06:53 PM

very very tastey, I am so happy now I can eat as many vada pav as I wish and that too without any guilt. Thanks a lot Taralaji
Tarla Dalal
02 Apr 18 12:25 PM
   Hi Tanvi, glad you like the Vada Pav recipe.
Oil-Free Vada Pav
 on 03 May 12 01:03 AM

Oil-Free Vada Pav
 on 07 Feb 12 10:51 PM