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|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Maharashtra|
|Main ingredients||Deep-fried mashed potato patties, chili peppers, ginger|
|Cookbook:Vada pav Vada pav|
Vada pav (Marathi: वडा पाव), sometimes spelled wada pav or vada paav or vada pao, is a popular vegetarian fast food dish native to the Indian state of Maharashtra. The compound word batata vada refers in Marathi to a vada (fritter) made out of batata, the latter referring to a potato. Pav refers to unsweetened bread or bun.
This dish was initially a cheap meal for the poor. But, due to its taste, it has become so popular that many sophisticated hotels have also started dishing it out, that too at high prices. However, Vada Pav is still regarded as a humble dish and many people have it for breakfast, lunch or even dinner.
Indian street food
It has become a hugely popular street food all over India, sold by roadside vendors and even some brick-and-mortar shops, although it has its origin in Maharashtra, Mumbai to be precise. The first Vada Pav was sold in Dadar, Mumbai around 1970.
- Williams, James. "Vada Pav Chutney". ReciPickr.com.
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