The history of food in Mumbai is equivalent to the growth of the city itself. Mumbai emerged from a fishing village to a Megalopolis, Metro as its popularly known. Street food in Mumbai and the variety it offers have evolved over the years.
There are waves of immigrants coming from all over the country trying to make a living in this big city. They bring with them various culinary treasures to relish on. Here are the top street foods that everyone from billionaire to beggars relish on.
Want to taste something heavenly, try this lip smacking street snack. Known by various names throughout India, this blissful dish is a busts of flavors in your mouth. It consists of round, hallow crisp fried puris, that are stuffed with a mixture of chickpeas, potatoes, spices, tamarind chutney and most importantly mouth watering spicy water – Pani.
Known as a poor man’s burger, the Vada Paav can be found in every nook and corner of Mumbai. Paav stands for Indian bread bun and Vada is a mixture of boiled potatoes crisply fried along with spices. It is served with sweet and spicy chutneys, fried chilies and garlic powdered chutney. Mumbai boosts of more than 50,000 Vada Paav stalls.
An assortment of various mashed and cooked vegetables along with seasonal spices and seasonings, Paav Bhaji is an evergreen favorite!
Served in a tray with onions, lemons and dollop of butter, you can never get enough of its mouth watering flavoures.
Want to relish on the best Paav bhaji Mumbai has to offer, head to Cannon Paav Bhaji joint near CST railway station.
Its impossible to have never heard of Frankie when in Mumbai. Mumbai boosts to be the birthplace of this dish. It was created by Mr. Amarjit Tibb who was heavenly inspired by the Lebanese style pita bread wraps when he visited Beirut. Frankie consists of flour wraps filled with Mutton, Chicken, eggs, Mashed boiled potatoes and spicy sauces.
Want to taste the best Bhel Puris, head straight to Mumbai beaches.
Made from puffed rice, tomatoes, onions, spices, tamarind sauce, coriander leaves. Its a flavorful delicacy which can be enjoyed anytime of the day. It’s impossible to have enough of this dish, it leaves you wanting for more.
Originally a South Indian delicacy, this dish has made its way in every Mumbaikar’s heart.
Made from a fermented rice batter, this round and crispy dish is often served with coconut chutney, tomato chutney and pudina chutney and Sambar.
The list of Dosa’s is never ending. Ranging from plain dosa to Schezwan Dosa, Chinese Dosa, American Choupsey Dosa, Masala Dosa and the newest Chocolate Dosa.
Head to Nandu’s in Mumbai to relish on the flavorful delicacy.
Head straight to Mohammad Ali Road to feast on smoking skewered Kebabs. Nothing else will soothe your desire for the best non-vegetarian cuisine other than the varieties of Kebabs offered, ranging from fish to mutton and chicken.
Chunks of meat are marinated and grilled on charcoal giving birth to its distinct smokiness.
The Englishmen would have never imagined that Mumbaikars will revamp their breakfast.
Basically two slices of breads are stuffed with edibles between them. What gives Mumbai’s sandwiches its distinctness is the hoardes of chutney’s offered along with Mayo, butter, cheese and other endless possibilities.
Think you have enough of Paav already, wait for Kheema Paav.
A paav served along with finely minced meat, cooked in spices is Kheema Paav for you.
Served along with onion, lemon and pudina. Kheema Paav is yet another light and pocket friendly dish to savor your taste buds.
Enough of spice loaded dishes right? How about some sweet Falooda.
Served in a glass bowl along with vermicelli, milk, tapioca pearls and various flavoures. A scoop of ice-cream is like a cherry on top of a cake.
Garnished with rose syrup and chunks of dried fruit and nuts, Falooda is a heaven served in a glass.