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Vada Pav

Vada Pav

Vada pav, sometimes spelled wada pav, is a popular vegetarian fast food dish native to the Indian state of Maharashtra. Buns are smothered with mint, green chilli and tamarind chutney – stuffed with crispy mashed potato dumplings seasoned with mustard seeds and coriander. It consists of a batata vada (called bonda in South India) sandwiched between two slices of a pav. The compound word batata vada refers In Marathi to a vada made out of batata, the latter referring to a potato. Pav refers to bread (or bun). Vada pav was supposedly devised by snack vendor Ashok Vaidya outside Dadar station in 1971.

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