How to make Jain Vada Pav -

This is one for Jains, who cannot enjoy vadas made with potatoes.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Raw bananas (कच्चे केले), Pavs (पाव)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Jain Vada Pav

Jain Vada Pav Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Jain Vada Pav Recipe

  • Raw bananas boiled, peeled and grated 4

  • Pavs 8

  • Oil 1/2 tablespoon + for deep-frying

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch

  • Green chilli finely chopped 1

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Red chilli powder 2 1/2 teaspoons


Step 1

Heat ½ tbsp oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and ginger and sauté for ½ minute.

Step 2

Add green chilli, curry leaves and turmeric powder, mix and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 3

Put raw bananas into a bowl, add the tempering and salt and mix well.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 5

Put gram flour in another bowl. Add ½ tsp red chilli powder and salt and mix well. Add sufficient water and whisk well into a lump-free batter of coating consistency.

Step 6

Divide raw banana mixture into equal portions and shape them into medium sized vadas.

Step 7

Dip the vadas into the batter and gently slide into hot oil. Deep-fry along with the batter trimmings till golden and crisp. Drain the vadas and fried trimmings on absorbent paper.

Step 8

Put the fried trimmings in a bowl. Add remaining red chilli powder and crush coarsely with the back of a spoon. Add salt and mix well.

Step 9

Slit each pav horizontally, without cutting through completely. Spread the prepared fried trimmings masala on the insides of the pav and stuff with hot vadas. Press lightly.

Step 10

Arrange them on a serving plate and serve immediately.

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