Vada Pav
Vada Pav
Vada Pav
Vada Pav

Vada Pav

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Vada Pav, alternatively spelt Vada Pao, Wada Pav, or Wada Pao, is a vegetarian fast food dish native to the Indian state of Maharashtra (street food in Mumbai). The dish consists of a deep fried potato dumpling placed inside a bread bun (pav) sliced almost in half through the middle. It is generally accompanied with one or more chutneys and a green chilli pepper.

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The first man who made it was Ashok Vaidya but the story of vada pav is connected with the political party Shiv Sena. In 1966, Bal Thackeray asked his Shiv Sainiks to set-up small businesses. Among his Sainiks, there was one Ashok Vaidya who believed in Thackeray's ideology. He started selling batata vada outside Western Railway's Dadar Station. And one day, he just tried to put a batata vada between a pav, that he had borrowed from an omelette stall near-by and served it with a bit of green chilli and red chutney. That's how the city got its first vada pav. In 1970, with the help of Shiv Sena, Vaidya got an official vendor license. Gradually, Vaidya made vada pav the official snack for all Shiv Sena meetings and rallies.