ada pav or wada pav is the common man’s food in Mumbai and is a popular street food snack across whole Maharashtra. It is basically a savory slider of fried mashed potato fritters stuffed in a dinner roll.
Vada pav is one of the most humble street food of Mumbai, yet it is tasty and delicious. Wada pav basically has Batata vada which is sandwiched between two slices of a pav (dinner roll) topped with sweet chutney, green chutney and dry garlic chutney.
I have had vada pav in many places in Mumbai right from my childhood. Even today when I go to Mumbai, I do make sure to have vada pav there. However on occasions I do make them at home.
Pav means a small loaf of bread and are basically dinner rolls. You can make them with all purpose flour or whole wheat flour. Pav is easily available in most bakeries, super stores and sweet shops in India.