Mumbai is one diverse city of India. You will be able to find different people residing in the city. And apart from the other many advantages of such wide diversity, there is this amazing variety of culinary richness that Mumbai offers to all its visitors. From cuisine of Gujrat, South Indian, Parsi, and Rajasthani, one can enjoy all the delicious dishes which will not even burn a hole in your pockets. Whether you are a street food lover or you want to enjoy your luxurious dine, the city never fails to surprise you.
Without any further ado, here are the things that you should add up to your food bucket list if you are thinking to visit Mumbai.
Vadapav is said to be an Indian style burger for a poor man. Well, not necessarily because it tastes delicious and the price of the normal Vadapav is very less so anyone can afford it. It is a potato fritter (vada) stuffed between bread which is called pav. These are made up of different variants like schezwan, cheese, and mayonnaise.
This can be called the spicy brother of Pav Bhaaji. Spicy potato bhaji topped up with Misal, a mixture of poha, chivda, farsan, chopped onions and tomatoes which leaves you licking your fingers at the end of it and nothing else. It is usually eaten with Pav and curd. You can get this snack at any other stall in Mumbai since it is quite famous there.
Spicy, fried and heavenly potato fritter served with chili is everything that will keep you going during your time in Mumbai. These are the same vadas which are stuffed into Vada pav but when they are eaten individually they are prepared a bit spicy and a lot more delicious.
Do not go on its ordinary looks, everything heavenly is on the inside of the bun. The hard butter spread on the bun is widely consumed by everyone visiting Mumbai and it turns out to be a great breakfast option. It is usually had with tea or Irani chai to be specific.
Kanda as in Onion and Poha that is beaten rice is a perfect blend of spices and ingredients. It is considered to be a healthy snack and can be eaten for breakfast. This delicious recipe will give you taste that you will never forget. It is prepared with turmeric, salt, green chili, groundnuts, coriander and some more other spices and ingredients.
The streets of Mumbai are incomplete unless the aroma of freshly prepared pav bhaji entices you to go and try some. Shallow fried pav is served with bhaji which is a combination of several vegetables mainly potato and spices. The fascination of this snack is so much that it is eaten at any time of the day for snack or meal.
Modak is a sweet recipe which is specially made during the Ganesha festival in many houses for their families. Wheat flour dough is kneaded and stuffed with coconut and jaggery. It is then prepared in the shape of a teardrop. It is the favorite sweet of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god.
Another dessert made up for Lord Ganesha during Ganesha festival in Mumbai. It is a sweet flatbread made up in many regions of India but Mumbai has its own deliciousness. It is tasted best when it is hot and ghee is dripping from its surface. It is a sweet and heavenly delight your tongue will thank you for.
It looks like Mumbaikars are too fond of recipes that involve pav. So, here’s another one which seems like a relative of Vadapav. Instead of Vada, samosa is stuffed in the bread along with dry spices served with chili. The hot and crunchy samosa inside the soft bread will give you the content you never had.
Zunka is a dish where chopped onions and chickpea flour is roasted in some oil, and spices are added to it later. This spicy street food of Mumbai is eaten with thick Jowar roti poured with some ghee which is called Bhakar. Zunka Bhakar can be found on any street stall in Mumbai.
Another popular street food of Mumbai. It is a patty in a square shape which is stuffed with spicy non-veg contents like chicken, mutton or mutton brain which is later fried in oil. Baida roti is served with whipped cream and chopped onions. It also has a vegetarian version stuffed with potato mash instead of chicken or meat.
Do not think of it as an ordinary sandwich. This sandwich is Mumbai’s special version where you can choose your own stuffing at the stall which includes vegetables, cheese, spices, etc. Bombay sandwich is served with green coriander chutney on the side.
All the seafood lovers, Mumbai has so much in store for you too. Prawns are one of the most loved seafood in India. Here in Mumbai, it is fried and cooked in gravy to make it a spicy and crunchy seafood treat. It is accompanied with either fish or biryani or can be eaten alone to have the complete mouthwatering experience.
What’s better than a naan bread rolled and stuffed with spicy chicken and mutton stuffing? Various sauces and mayonnaise make your mouth water completely. It is a good option in case you’re searching for a quick bite in Mumbai. The dish is available for vegetarians too where chicken or mutton stuffing is replaced with potato and paneer.
Bombil duck is the name of the dish where it is fish actually and not a duck. Mumbai is filled with seafood and this amazing dish is one of those. The fish is flattened and dipped into spicy chickpea batter and then deep fried in oil. This makes it crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. If this doesn’t tickle your taste buds, I don’t know what will.
If you are in Mumbai and you do not have one of these mouthwatering delicious recipes then it is all waste. Mumbai is the most visited city in the country and it is totally worth it. For all the foodies out there, the place is a temple because they can enjoy different cuisines from different parts of India all at one place. Such amazing is this city.