Baked Vada Paav Poppers

With Super bowl fast approaching, are you thinking of tantalizing appetizers and snacks for the parties? These Baked Vada Paav Poppers, with bread covering an irresistible Indian flavored potato filling, will be a hit at any party! And they are quick and easy to make….read on to find the shortcut !!

#Pillsbury Grand Jr. #stuffed #biscuits # popular #indiancuisine #streetfood #vada paav #stuffing, #vegetarian #garlicky #cheesy #snack #quick and #easy #recipe
Mouthwatering Baked Vada Poppers with the red chutney!
#Pillsbury Grand Jr. #stuffed #biscuits # popular #indiancuisine #streetfood #vada paav #stuffing, #vegetarian #garlicky #cheesy #snack #quick and #easy #recipe
Baked Vada Paav Poppers

Does the mention of vada paav make your mouth water? Then you will find these Baked garlicky, Vada Pav Poppers absolutely enticing. 

Vada paav is an extremely popular, mouthwatering street food in Mumbai, India. It is made of a spiced potato patty, dipped in gram flour and deep fried. It is served hamburger style, in a bun, with chutneys. My husband and kids enjoy the sandwich with cheese added to the mix. That is how I thought of these yummy parcels.

Here is my step by step on how to make them-

#Pillsbury Grand Jr. #stuffed #biscuits # popular #indiancuisine #streetfood #vada paav #stuffing, #vegetarian #garlicky #cheesy #snack #quick and #easy #recipe
Step by step !
#Pillsbury Grand Jr. #stuffed #biscuits # popular #indiancuisine #streetfood #vada paav #stuffing, #vegetarian #garlicky #cheesy #snack #quick and #easy #recipe
The Vada paav poppers ready for baking!

I start by making the making a simple potato mixture. For the outer dough covering, I used Pillsbury Grands Jr. buttermilk flaky biscuits. I separated the 10 biscuits and rolled them to about 6 inches in diameter, over a smidgen of oil so they don’t stick to the rolling surface. I transferred these circles to a baking tray lined with a baking mat. I topped the circles of dough with some shredded cheese and the potato mixture and covered it with the dough. I put them seam side down on the baking tray, sprinkled garlic powder, a little additional shredded cheese and cilantro or coriander leaves. I baked them in a preheated oven.

Eighteen minutes later, the hot and scrumptious Vada Paav Poppers are ready to be served with the chutneys. I got store bought hot garlic chutney and sweet and sour tamarind chutney.

Baked Vada Paav Poppers

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Ingredients-

For the potato filling-

  • 3 big sized potatoes, boiled, peeled and chopped coarsely
  • ½ inch peeled fresh ginger, grated
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and grated
  • 1 small green chili pepper, minced fine
  • 1 handful of cilantro/coriander leaves, chopped
  • Juice of ½ a small lime
  • Salt to taste

For the cover-

  • 12 ounce Pillsbury Grands Jr. refrigerated buttermilk flavored, flaky biscuit dough

Other ingredients-

  • About 2 teaspoons oil to roll dough on
  • ½ cup each grated sharp cheddar and mozzarella cheese
  • Garlic powder for sprinkling
  • Some chopped cilantro for sprinkling on top (optional)

To serve-

  • Dry coconut and garlic chutney
  • Sweet and sour tamarind date chutney

 

To make the Baked Vada Paav Poppers-

  1. Mix together all the ingredients for the potato filling. Divide the mixture into 10 balls. Set aside.
  2. Separate the pre-sectioned dough into 10 parts and roll each of them on a greased surface to about 6 inches in diameter.
  3. Divide the cheddar and mozzarella cheese into 10 parts, reserving a couple of tablespoons for sprinkling on top.
  4. In each of the rolled dough circles, place 1 part of the cheese and a ball of the potato filling. Pull the edges of the dough over the top and pinch them together.
  5. Place them seam side down on the baking tray. Sprinkle with garlic powder, the reserved cheese and coriander/cilantro, if using.
  6. Bake in a preheated 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 18 minutes or until baked and golden brown.
  7. Serve with the chutneys!

Note- I did not dip the vadas in besan mixture but if you want to, you can do so and then add it to the dough circle. It will bake together with the biscuit dough.

Enjoy!

Love,

Sandhya

Advertisements

65 Comments Add yours

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Greg!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Arshiya says:

        Wow!! Gr8 idea ..but is there any option for Pillsbury grand ..if so plz let us know
        Waiting for rain here in Pune to try this recipe …who won’t like hot vadas along rain:)

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Sandhya says:

        Thanks Arshiya….yes wadas to eat when watching the rain….yummy indeed!
        You may use bread dough,Arshiya.

        Like

  1. Sandhya is there any other alternative for the dough. Looks so yumm. Wanna try it. But I don’t think I get that here in Nairobi.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      If you don’t get it, try pizza or bread dough but roll it thin. Do let me know how they turn out.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Ok. Next weeks try. Sure will let you know how it turned out. 👍🏼👍🏼

        Like

      2. Sandhya says:

        Thanks Meena! Looking forward to hearing from you! Post a picture of your Vada Paav popper:)

        Liked by 1 person

  2. I have to try this . Its so yummy to look at.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Do let me know how you like them Somali!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. skd says:

    Wow!! You are a genius. Never saw something like this 👌

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Ana! You made my day!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. OldCountryGirl says:

    They look scrumptious!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. koolaidmoms says:

    Something unique to serve to guests. They look amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much!

      Like

  6. Loretta says:

    What a brilliant idea using the Pillsbury Grands dough Sandhya. My gosh, you have my mind working now….I’ll bet it was lovely and crispy on the outside as it was the flaky kind right? I wonder if it would be good for making samosas? Hmmmmm. Like the potato baji that you’ve got as a filling, and of course the cheese must give it extra depth of flavor. Well done! I’m going to try and sample with the dough too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Loretta! Yes the dough is so easy to work with and bakes so well. The samosas may not be very crispy with this dough. But like you , my mind starts running with so many other possibilities:)

      Like

  7. Wow Sadhya I love the way u make Indian recipes with the ingredients we get here:-)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much dear Vidya!

      Like

  8. Wow! What a brilliant way of using Pillsbury dough for these yummy poppers!! They look great 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Freda!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Vada pav pictures are so fabulous that I want to pick from the plate..😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Parul!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Sandhya, these look amazing and I’m hungry looking at them… Wish I could have those for breakfast!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much!Appreciate your sweet words.

      Like

  11. Genius work Sandy! For parties like super bowl, semi home made is always good! Loved your use of biscuits dough here and as a result fusion yummy wada pwvs 🙂

    Like

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Sonal!Truly appreciate your sweet words.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Too good Sandhya! Loved this recipe 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Deepa!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Antonia says:

    Delicious Sandhya! This is perfect for the Super Bowl!

    Like

    1. Sandhya says:

      Hi Antonia, Thanks so much! Yes it is great for Superbowl ! I made it for a football game too.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Your poppers look delicious, Sandhya! My mouth is watering!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words.

      Like

  15. sparking my appetite in the AM is not easy yet this dish looks and sounds
    like it might do the trick! and so easy to prepare! yummy

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I truly appreciate them.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. kushigalu says:

    In love with your recipes dear. Looks amazingly delicious and must try!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much! You made my day!

      Like

  17. Wow. what an Idea. I love the filling encased in biscuit dough ! Lovely Mix. I recently made and shot the actual vadas and im gonna post them soon….

    But I love the creativity in this recipe 🙂 Super

    http://www.mumbaitomelbourne.com/food-and-health-blog-posts/garlic-dal-indian-style-soupy-lentils-with-garlic

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Sharvari! I am posting Malvani Masala crabs soon:)

      Like

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Ruchi!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Looks delicious! I will certainly try this recipe!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Indah!

      Like

  19. These look wonderful! I wonder if they would be good with sweet potatoes? What do you think? I have pinned your recipe.

    Like

    1. Sandhya says:

      Liz, yes they will taste great with sweet potatoes too. Do let me know how you like them!

      Like

  20. Hmmm…looks yummy👌

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much!

      Like

  21. Rachana Gore says:

    Looks yummy ! I will try to make it this weekend. Can I make it earlier and bake it after few hours (like before going to the party so it stays warm??)

    Like

  22. sue marquis bishop says:

    You continue to amaze with your creations!
    Womenlivinglifeafter50.com

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much for such sweet words. I am truly flattered!

      Like

    2. Sandhya says:

      I have missed seeing your posts. Is there a new site you are at now? I get a message saying that your site no longer exists.

      Like

      1. sue marquis bishop says:

        Thank you. I took hiatus to complete some writing projects. I Began posting again on Valentine’s Day. I’ll post weekly now. Womenlivinglifeafter50.com

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Sandhya says:

        Welcome back! Looking forward to your weekly posts.

        Liked by 1 person

  23. Kailash says:

    Tasty and liked it. Very easy to make it

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Kailash!

      Like

  24. Sandhya where can i get the pilsbury biscuit dough ? Is it available in india .

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Madanjeet, It is readily available in the US. Big Basket in India carries a lot of the Pillsbury products but I am not sure if it has the biscuit dough. You could use bread dough instead. Thanks so much for your interest.

      Like

  25. Preeti says:

    Wow I just made it .. It came out Gud .. Just need to avoid some mistakes( I rolled them big) but too Gud .. Any other dough also can be used?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      So happy to hear that! You could use bread dough too.

      Like

  26. ohsweetchaos says:

    Hi Sandhya! Sorry for the late feedback but I tried this recipe for our diwali party this year and it was a super hit!! Thanks a million. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s