The first thing I ate in Mumbai was a vada pav, and it shall be the last thing I eat until I return! Packed with flavor, puffy and slightly crispy on the outside… Doused with chutneys and stuffed into a soft bun. Oh, vada pav, my favorite Indian street food. You will be missed… 
I’ve negotiated a stop at the Juhu Beach chaat stands before heading to the airport tomorrow night! 
Photo near Crawford Market, Mumbai High-res

The first thing I ate in Mumbai was a vada pav, and it shall be the last thing I eat until I return! Packed with flavor, puffy and slightly crispy on the outside… Doused with chutneys and stuffed into a soft bun. Oh, vada pav, my favorite Indian street food. You will be missed… 

I’ve negotiated a stop at the Juhu Beach chaat stands before heading to the airport tomorrow night! 

Photo near Crawford Market, Mumbai

missminifer replied to your photo: In the middle you have a southern vada (a…

My south Indian grandmother used to make the most amazing vadas- your photo has reminded me of them!

The southern vadas are some of the most satisfying forms of bread. I wish I grew up with a South Indian grandmother as well — of course, in addition to my Armenian grandmothers… We have something similar to parathas / parottas in Eastern Turkey (katmer) but nothing like these vadas. I love them! 

In the middle you have a southern vada (a flavorful doughnut with South Indian spices), topped with yogurt. It’s then seasoned with cinnamon. But the garnishes make the dish — peanuts, besan crunchies (chickpea flour), peanuts, cashews, raisins, cumin, shredded carrots, and coriander…