Vada Pav - an Indian Classic Snack

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Vada Pav is one such Indian snack everyone here loves alongside some good tea. It is nothing but Fritters (Vada) and Bread (Pav).

How was this invented?
This snack was apparently an invention by a Maharashtrian named Ashok Vaidya, who had a stall outside the Dadar Railway Station, Mumbai. This dates back to the 1960s. Mr.Ashok would sell vada (fritters) and poha (beaten rice) at his stall which was adjacent another stall selling pav bread. Once, he randomly experimented placing a vada in the pav and added some chutney to add flavor. This combination blew up and got popular among the thousands of workers who passed through that station. This snack got really popular because of how it was a convenient lunch to carry for the workers and how it was affordable.

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I bought a packet of pav, added vadas from ITC Chef, a brand selling frozen foods and added some schezwan chutney and parsley mint chutney for the flavor. Sprinkled some chilly powder on the top and boy was it deliciousss. You could make your own vada too, which is basically mashed potato fritters. It is generally priced around Rs.15 to Rs.20 (0.21 USD - 0.27 USD) by vendors here.

I had shot these pictures for a collaboration with the brand ITC. I hope you liked them.

Source for History - TOI

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I've always wanted to have a bada as I've never had one. But in the region where I stay , it's hard to find it. Will surely have if time allows looking at this corona thing

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Oh yes! You should definitely try it out. Which region are you staying in though?

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It looks amazing! Makes me want to try a bite

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Yes! You should try it out if you come down to India 😀

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That Vada Pav looks so good, it makes me want to eat one just by looking at the picture. Nice Post

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I didn't get to try this when I was in India. Is it more common in the North?

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Yes, it's available in other parts too. But mainly in north, yes.

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Which states have you visited in India? Have you been outside your country?

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I have been to just Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry and Karnataka for now.
I haven't yet been outside India but really want to. Hopefully some time soon.

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Would you visit neighboring countries like Pakistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, or Bangladesh? What about northeast India?

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Hello @riyaflona What an interesting combination. I see the dipping sauces. However, is the snack bread inside another bread? What are the fritters stuffed with on the inside?

Thank you for sharing this awesome snack.

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Thank you so much!
There's a fritter placed inside sliced bread buns. The fritters are stuffed with mashed potatoes and chilly. This is covered with flour and deep fried.

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Greetings dear @riyaflona

That wonder of gastronomy looks very delicious, I'll try to do it 😃

Although I don't know what cold powder is, here in Venezuela I don't think they sell it 😅

Good vibes 🖖🏼.

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Hello there! Thank you for reading. You could actually use paprika or other spices of your choice instead. 😀

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Hi, friend @riyaflona

The dish looks interesting, but the best thing would be, to make your publication more attractive, if you had put the recipe, both for the fillings of the bread and the sauces that accompany it.

Happy day

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Hello! Thank you for reading.
Yes, I should have added precise instructions in the post. Will take care of it in the future posts. Thanks a lot for pointing it out.

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