Avenue meals is likely one of the issues I miss most about dwelling in India—particularly vada pav. Think about a hearty, fragrant potato patty with a crisp chickpea flour exterior, which will get served on a smooth, savory bun, topped with a easy, flavorful dry coconut-garlic chutney, and paired with fried inexperienced chiles. Vada right here refers back to the deep-fried potato patty and pav to the bun. Serve with drizzles of cilantro and tamarind chutneys (selfmade or store-bought) for a recent spicy kick and a few sweetness. Whereas vada pav may be a labor of affection, you’ll be rewarded in taste for the hassle. —Rachel Gurjar
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