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Make Vada Pav- Essential Mumbai Street Food

Learn to cook a classic dish from the streets of Mumbai seasoned with some Indian spices and sauces. Enjoy the authentic vada pav from Mumbai on a live interactive session with the chef!

From Mumbai
Online Experience
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Upto 5 people
  • Learn to cook Vada Pav with a secret recipe.
  • The session will be streamed live from a local household of Dharavi, Mumbai.
  • Your host will assist you all the way and give you an insight into the spices used.

My name is Kajal, and I will be your chef for this session. Vada Pav is one of the most popular street foods in Mumbai (India) and I would love to introduce you to the secret recipe that I learnt from my mother. The dish is basically made of deep-fried potato dumplings placed inside a bread bun (pav) cut into two halves and served with one or more chutneys and a green chilli. This Maharashtrian delicacy is served in almost all hotels and roadside eateries, and I will teach you an authentic version that is the tastiest of them all!

About this experience
What's included
  • A Live Interactive Vada Pav Cooking Session streamed live from a local house in Dharavi.
  • Get an insight into special Indian spices and flavors.
What's excluded

Ingredients for Vada Pav

  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed in your phone or laptop.
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking.
Know before you go
  • As we are bringing this authentic experience to you from our small home in Dharavi, we hope you understand that we are not able to deliver professional-level videography, but will do our absolute best to bring you an incredible cooking experience and share our culture with you.
  • You will need to buy bread buns from the market for the Pav

Ingredients for Green Chutney:

  • Cilantro chilies
  • Garlic
  • Cumin 
  • Lime juice 
  • Mint (Optional) 
  • Sugar (Optional)

Ingredients for Vada:

  • 6 Large Potatoes Boiled, Peeled and Mashed
  • Gram Flour (Besan in Hindi)
  • 8-10 Cloves
  • 4 Green Chillis
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing in Hindi)
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • Salt
  • Frying Oil

Ingredients for the Batter

  • 1 and 1/4 cup Gram Flour (Besan in Hindi)
  • A pinch of Soda Bicarbonate
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Equipment required:
Mixer Grinder

  • Instant Pot or Vessel with cover
  • Non-Stick Pan
  • Potato Masher
  • Spoons
  • Bowl
Meet your Host
Mystical Mumbai

My name is Shailesh and I work as a tour guide in Mumbai. I am passionate and fascinated by the history and architecture of the city. While I am a local, I've also read countless books, and many times my friends and family use me as a human search engine for all things Mumbai. I would love to share with you our local lifestyle in the slums of Mumbai.

From USD 15 / Person
Important Information
  • Refundable : Yes
  • Can be canceled up to 24 hrs before the scheduled tour.
  • Date is as per the local time zone of experience host.