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  • n. A Maharashtrian vegetarian fast food consisting of batata vada between two slices of bread.


From Marathi वडा (vada) + पाव (pav, "bread") (Wiktionary)


  • The nutty, vaguely familiar taste of mustard seed and the earthy smell of curry leaves waft from the fritter, but vada pav approaches perfection because it mingles potent flavors with so many comforting textures: squooshy bread, creamy and slightly lumpy mashed potato and a hint of crunch from the batter.

    Pow, Right in the Fritter

  • "Wait at least 30 days before trying vada pav," one of my hosts, a native Mumbaikar, had warned.

    Pow, Right in the Fritter

  • My daily commute took me past hawkers selling the food I craved: pav bhaji, a vegetarian sloppy joe made with tomato and potato stew; pani puri, hollow fried balls stuffed with spicy potatoes or chickpeas; and the dish I crave to this day, vada pav.

    Pow, Right in the Fritter

  • The humble vada pav, Maharashtra's popular staple snack, is set to compete with popular multinational fast food brands, after a venture firm joined hands with two first-time entrepreneurs to help roll out a national chain of restaurants.

    Deals India: Morning News Roundup

  • Ms. Gupta misses traditional Indian foods, like bhindi okra and vada pav, a patty of potatoes, peas, and herbs.

    One Big Table

  • Fast food restaurants don't match the excitement of the street stalls of bhel, vada pav, dabeli etc...

    Kutchi Dabeli

  • Jumbo vada pav sounds like king size vada pav, huh?

    Batata Vada/ Vada Paav

  • I agree with you vada pav, bhelpuri, pavbhaji, - they are some of the must haves when you visit Bombay.

    Batata Vada/ Vada Paav


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