A huge aspect of culturally diverse Mumbai is the culinary experience the city offers. In particular, the culinary richeness in the veins of every city dweller – street food. Mumbai boasts of variety of street foods that it puts on display and everyone, from billionaire to beggar relishes it!But the best part about Mumbai for any foodie is these 15 food specialties.
1. Vada Pav
Vada pav, sometimes spelled wada pav or vada paav or vada pao or ‘wada pao”’, is a vegetarian fast food dish native to the Indian state of Maharashtra. A simple creation involving a deep fried potato patty with some coriander and spices
2. Pav Bhaji
Pav bhaji is a fast food dish from Maharashtra, consisting of a thick vegetable curry usually prepared in butter and served with a soft bread roll.
3. Baida Roti
Roti (flatbread) is coated in egg and fried to make this tasty dish. Fill Baida Roti with anything you like!
4. Batata Vada
Batata Vada is a popular Indian vegetarian fast food in Maharashtra, India. It literally means potato fritters. The name “Batata” means potato in Portuguese who introduced potatoes in India.
5. Bombay Sandwich
The simple sandwich gets a roadside twist with a combination of onion, capsicum, potato, cucumber, tomato and beetroot slices filled sandwich served toasted.
6. Bombil Fry
The Bombay duck or bummalo, Harpadon nehereus, is, despite its name, not a duck but a lizardfish. Adults may reach a maximum length of 40 cm, but the usual size is around 25 cm.
7. Gutli Pao And Maska
This local bread is hard on the outside but soft on the inside. The locals slice it and butter it lavishly before eating it with Irani tea.
8. Bhel Puri
Bhelpuri is a savoury snack, and is also a type of chaat. It is made out of puffed rice, vegetables and a tangy tamarind sauce. Bhel is often identified with the beaches of Mumbai, such as Girguam or Juhu.
Falooda, is a cold dessert popular in the Indian subcontinent. Traditionally it is made from mixing rose syrup, vermicelli, psyllium or basil seeds, tapioca pearls and pieces of gelatin with milk or water.
Veg frankie, a popular and cheap version of the hi-fi wraps and rolls! the maida roti is pre-cooked and kept ready. This is then stuffed with fillings ranging from a basic potatoes and onions mixture, to more innovative chinese, jain versions etc.
11. Kanda Poha
Kanda Poha, which is similar to aloo poha is a popular maharashtrian snack recipe and a breakfast recipe made with poha or atukulu and is an amazing and a quick snack recipe good to go during tea time in the evenings.
12. Misal Pao
Misal pav is a popular dish from Maharashtra, India. It consists of misal and pav. The final dish is topped with potato-chiwda mix, “farsan” or “sev”, onions, lemon and coriander.
13. Puran Poli
Puran poli, also known as holige, is a sweet flatbread from South India and Maharashtra.
14. Ragda Pattice
Ragda pattice is a popular fast food which forms part of the street food of Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is thought to be a variation of the popular aloo tikki found in North Indian cuisine.
A modak is a sweet dumpling popular in Maharashtra, India. It is called modak in Marathi and Konkani as well as Gujarati language, Kozhakkatta in Malayalam, modhaka or kadubu in Kannada, modhakam or kozhakkattai in Tamil, and kudumu in Telugu.
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