Potato Fritter Sliders is a game day twist of the humble Mumbai street food, Vada Pav. A fried potato fritter is stuffed in between dinner rolls, along with sweet and spicy sauces or chutney.

Air Fryer Potato Fritter Sliders . Air Fryer Vada Pav
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Game day is right around the corner. I am not a huge sports fan…however, I absolutely enjoy the Super Bowl parties for all the fun, food, and socializing.

Trivia question…what would be the best Indian food to add to your Super Bowl party? I must say it will be hard to beat this one….POTATO FRITTER SLIDERS or our very own and humble Vada Pav. It is the most popular street food in Mumbai and has got a makeover to make its grand appearance at the Superbowl party. It is also Vegan and can be made Gluten-free; it is great for any dietary considerations.

I recently shared the Vada Pav recipe and thought that it is literally one of the most loved foods for Indian parties. Well, potato, fried, lots of chutneys. What’s not to love?? 🙂 As I was thinking of what sliders to make for the Superbowl party, it struck me that I could re-purpose the Vada pav for it. So here it is….Potato Fritter Sliders!

Let me explain what this includes – It is a spiced mashed potato filling coated with chickpea flour batter and fried, then sandwiched in between a mini-burger bun or dinner roll, along with sweet and spicy sauces (or chutney). I use 3 different chutneys or sauces in this – Tamarind & Date, Mint Cilantro and Spicy Chili Garlic chutney.

How to make Potato Sliders in the Air Fryer? 

I know you don’t mind fried food on game day at all. However, I find these fritters easier to make in the Air Fryer. I don’t like the thought of having to heat a whole large pan of oil, which spreads the smell in the whole house.

The main part of this slider is the Mashed Potato Fritter. It is made with mashed potatoes combined with mustard seeds, lots of ginger, garlic, green chili (optional), and ground turmeric. These are made into balls (similar to meatballs) and coated in a chickpea flour batter. Then, it is air-fried to make a wonderful potato fritter patty.

Vada for Air Fryer Vada Pav (2)

I am using Indian Chutneys with these Sliders, but hey…you don’t really have to. Think Chipotle Mayo, Avocado Salsa, or a Pesto Mayo spread! Any of these could work 🙂 You can also add cheese, lettuce, a slice of onion, or tomato if you like.

I found perfect-sized dinner rolls at the local Target store. Any slider bun or mini-burger bun would work for this. You can toast or grill the buns with some butter, spread the tamarind and Mint chutneys, and sprinkle some chili garlic chutney powder.

Air Fryer Spicy Potato Sliders. Vada Pav

Now, place the top of the dinner rolls on the fritter. Viola…The Potato Fritter Slider is ready!

Air Fryer Potato Fritter Sliders . Air Fryer Vada Pav

If you want to see a video of how to make the Potato Fritters in the Air Fryer. Check this out –

YouTube video

Check out other popular vegetarian appetizers –

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Potato Fritter Sliders – Air Fryer

Potato Fritter Sliders, is a game day twist of the humble Mumbai street food, Vada Pav. A fried potato fritter is stuffed in between dinner rolls, along with sweet and spicy sauces or chutney.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


For Potato Stuffing

For Batter

Other Ingredients


Preparing batter

  • Mix all batter ingredients together to form a thick smooth paste. Let this batter rest until you prepare the stuffing.

Preparing stuffing

  • Mash the boiled peeled potatoes using your hand or a potato masher. You want them broken down, but not mushy.
  • In a pan on stovetop (or in the instant pot on saute mode), heat oil. Add the mustard seeds, curry leaves. Let the mustard seeds pop.
  • Add asafoetida, minced green chili, ginger, garlic and saute for 30 seconds until the raw smell is gone.
  • Add salt, turmeric, cilantro and then quickly add the potatoes. Mix well.
  • Add lemon juice and mix well with the potatoes. Take the potato stuffing off heat and let it cool.
  • Preparing Potato Fritters
  • Make small to medium sized balls with the potato stuffing using your hand.
  • Brush oil on the air fryer grill pan.
  • Mix the batter you prepared so it is smooth. Dip the potato balls in the batter, coat evenly and place them on the air fryer grill pan. Depending on the space you have add 4 or more at once, keeping space between them.
  • Set at 390°F in Air fryer for 14 minutes. Check half way through.
  • Carefully remove the fritters from the grill pan.

Preparing the Sliders

  • While the fritters are being prepared, slice the dinner rolls into 2 pieces. 
  • Heat butter on a pan over medium heat and place the sliced dinner rolls on it. Lightly toast on one side and then turn to toast on the other side. (this step is optional)
  • Apply tamarind and green chutney on both sides of the dinner rolls. Sprinkle some dry chili garlic chutney. Place the fritters in between the dinner rolls and press gently. Gently press a little and serve immediately.


  • Stovetop variation: The spiced potato balls can also be fried in hot oil on the stovetop. 
  • Sauce Variations: I used Indian Chutneys with these Sliders. You can also vary with using other spread’s such as Chipotle Mayo, Avocado Salsa, Pesto Mayo, etc. You can also add cheese, lettuce, a slice of onion or tomato if you like.


Calories: 361kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 11gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 774mgPotassium: 679mgFiber: 7gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 245IUVitamin C: 41.3mgCalcium: 151mgIron: 6.6mg

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Fusion, Indian
Diet: Vegan
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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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