|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Maharashtra|
|Main ingredients||Deep-fried mashed potato patties, chili peppers, ginger|
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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.
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.
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. It is now offered at street stalls, cafes and restaurants throughout India.
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