Vada Pav has iconic status which comes straight out of the heart of Maharashtra in Western India. It used to be “poor man’s food”, but these days even the rich and famous can be spotted eating it at Mumbai’s numerous food street stalls.
Vada means patty and Pav means bun in Hindi. Vada Pav is a potato patty in a bun garnished with delicious, hot, tangy, sweet chutneys and served piping hot.
You can pre-make the potato mixture a day earlier for convenience sake. It actually tastes better when done like this as the flavors ‘mature’ overnight. When you are ready to eat, fry the patties and prep the buns and serve. Lots of people pre-make the chutneys in batches and store in the fridge. This comes very handy, when the urge strikes, you are halfway done to preparing delicious and tasty Vada Pav.