Nutritional Facts of Vada Pav, Calories in Vada Pav

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one  Vada Pav have?

One  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 Vada Pav provides about 10 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Vada Pav recipe makes 8 vada pavs.

197 calories for 1 serving of Vada Pav, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 33.9g, Protein 6.6g, Fat 4g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid is present in Vada Pav

See here for vada pav recipe | Mumbai style vada pav | batata vada pav | wada pav | 

Mumbai’s very own burger, Mumbai style vada pav. The vada pav recipe is made of a spicy potato filling deep fried in a gram flour batter. Along with a hot and spicy garlic chutney, batata vada pav is served inside a small "Ladi Pav". This indigenous burger-like snack is the quickest and tastiest meal you can have in Mumbai – any time you are hungry, even in the middle of the night! 

The Vada Pav has become so famous that it is now a popular snack all over the country and features on the menus of Indian restaurants even abroad. Remember to use freshly chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies to get the perfect taste. Vada pav is a famous Mumbai Street Food and a vendor is found selling vada pav on every other Mumbai street and on railway stations. 

Craving for vada pav and wanting it to be ultra hygienic? There is no better way than making batata vada pav at home as it is definitely hygienic and the ingredients used are also fresh. The procedure to make Mumbai style vada pav is not at all complex but very simple. First, we have started with making the potato filling by pounding the green chillies, ginger and garlic using a mortar and pestle. Further, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. When they crackle, add the asafoetida and curry leaves. Add the pounded mixture which will give a unique flavor to our vada pav. Add the potatoes, turmeric powder for the colour and salt and mix well. Remove from the fire and let it cool. Divide and shape into rounds balls and keep aside. Further to cover them, we have made a thick batter using besan, turmeric powder, baking soda and little salt. Next, dip the potato balls in the batter and deep fry until golden brown. Next, to assemble vada pav, take a ladi pav and slit it from the centre, but do not cut fully. These days whole wheat laadi pav are also available in many bakery stores.. If you wish you can make them at home, check out our recipe for whole wheat laadi pav. Next, Spread some sukhi leshun ki chutney on the bottom half of the laadi pav. Place the vada over it and tradional style vada pav is ready. We have also shown the process to assemble Mumbai style vada pav, first spread some meetha chutney on a slit pav. Then spread some teekha chutney over it. Finally spread some sukhi leshun ki chutney over it. Place the vada and press the pav and the Mumbaiya style vada pav is ready to serve. Serve immediately while the vadas are still hot. You can also serve along with some fried green chillies.

These days there are many ways to make and serve the vada pav. Some vada pavs are made with an array of chutneys and some of the vada pavs are made with chutneys, topped with onions, mayonnaise and cheese while some vada pavs are served with the besan chura made from left over besan batter along with chutneys.

Succulent and spicy potato vadas are sandwiched between fresh pav bread along with dry garlic chutney, to make a delicious snack that tickles the taste buds and satisfies the tummy. I have fond memories of sharing a vada pav with my son while travelling on a business trip to Vapi by train. 

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. The vada is deep fried which is a major problem.

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 recipe 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. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and don't then function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks.

So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body. That's how your body gets healthier by eating the right stuff. So you have given the cells in your body the right food to stay healthy and that is so important in staying disease free for the rest of your life.  

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

No, vada pav should not be had by all. The vada is deep fried and the bread is made from plain flour. Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning proceass. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and don't then function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body. That's how your body gets healthier by eating the right stuff. 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.

Zunka
Zunka

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.

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy197 cal10%
Protein6.6 g12%
Carbohydrates33.9 g11%
Fiber2.7 g11%
Fat4 g6%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A48.1 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.9 mg7%
Vitamin C3.1 mg8%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)25.6 mcg13%
MINERALS
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
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 on 01 Sep 21 09:10 AM


Mujhe wada pav ki resipi chahiye and banna sikhna hain
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Tarla Dalal    Here is the recipe of vada pav. https://www.tarladalal.com/vada-pav-2811r
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01 Sep 21 02:42 PM
Vada Pav
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 on 04 Jul 19 09:35 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback.
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12 Aug 19 10:14 AM