Vada pav

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Vada pav
Jumbo Vada Pav (dodged).jpg
Type Snack
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 vegetarian fast food dish native to the Indian state of Maharashtra, consisting of a potato fritter in a bread bun. It originated as cheap street food in Mumbai, but is now offered in stalls and restaurants throughout India.

Meaning[edit]

The Marathi compound word batata vada means potato fritter. Pav is unsweetened bread.

Preparation[edit]

Boiled mashed potatoes are spiced, commonly with chillies, garlic, asafoetida, turmeric, mustard seeds and garlic, but the spices may vary. The mass is then coated in gram flour batter and deep fried. The resultant fritter is served in a bread bun, accompanied by one or more chutneys.

Mumbai Vada Pav

History[edit]

Vada Pav is believed to have been devised by Ashok Vaidya who sold street food from a stall beside Dadar rail station in Mumbai in 1971, now near to Kirti College.[1][2] It is now offered at street stalls, cafes and restaurants throughout India.

Vada Pav

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Graves, Helen. "Vada pav sandwich recipe". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Sarma, Ramya. "In Search of Mumbai Vada Pav". The Hindu. The Hindu. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 

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