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Cuisine: Maharastra

Vada pav is a common street snack in Maharashtra, made of vada sandwiched between two pieces of bread. Chutneys and pickles are also added to make it a spicy treat.

The dish came about as a result of an improvisation by Mr Ashok Vaidya, a snack seller at a Mumbai railway station. He combined batata vada and pav, both very popular snacks in Maharashtra and came out with vada pav. Vada pav became a hit among the people and very soon all the snacks shops started to sell it.

Vada pav is made by placing batata vada in between pav pieces. Batata vada is a potato based vada, distinct from the regular vada that is made of daal or pulses. Pav is a type of bread, usually eaten with a potato and tomato curry called bhaaji. It looks and tastes somewhat like a bun. The vada is sandwiched between two pav. Spicy coriander chutney, chilli powder, and fried green chillies are also added and then the snack is served. It is similar to the burger that is eaten in the Western countries.

Pada pao is very famous in Mumbai, where it acts as a street snack as well as a quick meal. It enjoys the same popularity as the hot dog in the west. It is cheap as well as filling. Although it might not be very nutritious, it can be had for breakfast or as a quick brunch.

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