Known for its cultural diversity, Mumbai is one such Indian city that every gastronome should keep on the priority list. A wide variety of tempting street food of this city would give you a unique culinary experience. Here is a quick look at the street foods of Mumbai that would tantalize your senses for sure.
Vada Pav is one of the commonest things found in every nook and corner of the city. Pav is bread-bun and Vada is a fritter stuffed with the spicy mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes are spiced with garlic, coriander leaves, mustard seeds, turmeric and asafetida. This is then coated with the batter of gram flour and deep fried. It is served with green chutney and onions. Originated as a cheap street food in Mumbai, Vada Pav is now served in the renowned hotels of Mumbai as well, thanks to its popularity among masses.
Another popular dish of Mumbai is Kheema Pav. It is minced meat basically which is cooked in spices. The dish is served with onion rings, pickles, lemons etc.
Another most common food of Mumbai called Pav Bhaji has a lot of regional variations but despite that, this conventional Maharashtrian food is basically a type of bread that is heated over pan with a light application of clarified butter. “Bhaji” is a Marathi word which is used for veggies. This is a blend of several vegetables and spices.
The seasonings and spices of this special Mumbai dish are just irresistible.
It is presented on a tray along with Pav which is shallow fried with butter, slices of onion rings, tomatoes and lemon, a dollop of butter is given on the top of bhaji.
This is flavoured chaat of sorts. Assortment of puffed rice with raw veggies like onions, tomatoes, peas and green chilies is seasoned in tamarind sauce. There are many variations of this snack all over India but Mumbai beaches are most famous for it. It is garnished with coriander leaves and crispy papadi. It is known as Juhu, Girguam or simply Bhel in Mumbai.
This is one of the most commonly savoured foods that are known by different names in different parts of India. In North India it is called Gol Gappe, In the West puchke and in some parts gup chup. In Mumbai this blissful food is known as Pani Puri. It is round, hollowed and deep fried crisp roundels made up of suji (refined wheat flour) and stuffed with spicy water (Pani) along with mashed potatoes and chick peas. It is no lesser than a burst of flavour in your mouth. These are small and can be eaten in one bite.
This delicious sweet dish is presented in glass. It consisted of vermicelli, flavoured milk, chunks of gelatin and many similar ingredients. It has many variations and traditionally it is made with rose flavoured milk. Some of the variations also include a scoop of ice-cream in the glass.
Eating in Mumbai is truly blissful. The city is known for a number of mouth watering street foods which anybody can afford easily. Have a gastronomy walk to Mumbai with us to relish these top street foods and find more!