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Mumbai’s humble street food vada pav gets new attention after British High Commissioner’s viral tweet

A recent photo of Britain’s High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis eating vada pav – a golden potato patty sandwiched inside soft bread with a zingy garlicky masala on top – has drawn attention to the origins of the famous Mumbai street snack.Vada pav, which is topped with tempered curry leaves, mustard, green chutney and blistered green chillies, had its roots as a food of the working class as it was carb-heavy, affordable, filling and could be eaten on the go. But it also has a connection to…


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