We celebrated World Vada Pav Day yesterday. Here are some interesting stories about the food affectionately called the ‘Indian burger’.
IF you love eating vada pav then yesterday was the day to celebrate by eating your favourite food as it was World Vada Pav Day.
The dna Web Team was with some of the best vada pav stalls around Mumbai city and spoken to the vendors about their business.
Graduate Vada Pav at Byculla
Running for the last 16 years, it is a small little authentic vada pav stall which is never without a customer.
Shivaji Vada Pav stall at Ville Parle
The vada pav stall next to Mithibai and NM college is a brand in itself, having sold the ‘Mumbai burger’ for over three decades.
Dadar’s Kirti college vada pav stall
Since the last 35 years this vada pav stall has been attracting thousands of customers everyday from celebs to the common man.
Gajanan Vada Pav, Vishnu Nagar, Thane
Although the shop sells only one kind of vada pav—the traditional one—it does stand out. Why? It’s chutney. A delicious mix of besan and chillies, its consistency is similar to imli chutney.
Serving Mumbaikars for over 70 years, this joint is popular for its large vadas served with onions and fried chillies. Their famous customers include Rajiv Gandhi, Bal Thackeray, the various BMC commissioners.
Wanna make a vada pav at home rather than buy one. That’s a good idea. Here are five easy recipes.
To celebrate the day here are some vada pav memes created by Mumbaikars:
The vada pav is not just limited to potatoes and has a number of variations also.