It may be India’s financial capital and home of Bollywood, but Mumbai is also a real A paradise for food lovers. If you like street food, you are particularly lucky. Because every corner has a stall with some quintessential Bombay dishes, foods that are part of the daily food routine. From traditional Marathi snacks with Mumbai’s Ladi Pav (Fuffy White Buns) to importing south Indian sambar tangerines, here is something to suit every flavor bud. Many of these recipes are vegetarian, and all are prepared from scratch- sometimes in front of your eyes- without any processed chemicals or additives, so you can feel good about what you are eating.
When you can find these recipes at almost every street corner of the city, Die-Hard Mumbaikar knows that there are some places where street food is available at the best price. It’s a lot to navigate out there, so we’ve worked for you. Here are the ten best street foods in Mumbai to try on your next trip to the city.
The fried golden potato that forms the basis of this classic Mumbai dish is shaped like a tennis ball. But once it’s stuffed into a traditional still bed with coriander chutney, red chili powder, and tamarind sauce, it’s street food everyone wants at the end of the day. It is what fish and chips are in England in Mumbai. The potato cutlets itself is delicately spiced with green peppers and coriander. If you’re in Mumbai and see a crowd around a trolley with a heavy cast iron pan on a makeshift stove, you can bet it’s a vada pav seller.
This classic Maharashtrian breakfast dish includes bean sprouts in spicy gravy, dense with crispy potatoes chivda farsan (spicy fried potatoes and g/chicken flour sticks), onions, tomatoes, and lemon splashes. Enjoy with traditional ladi bread, which is a typical Marathi dish and delicious.
The Dabeli is another popular street food that initially came from Kutcha, Gujarat; That’s why sometimes it’s called Kutchi. Boiled potatoes are prepared with a special seasoning called Dabeli. Masala which is made up of dried coconuts, red chilies, bay leaves, cloves, and other all spices. It is often served with pomegranate seeds to add crispy and saucy to a spicy mixture. Served on bread This is a summy evening snack.
Golgappas from Delhi and Gachkas from Calcutta have been rebaptized in Mumbai as cigars. However, as all things are happening in this city, gradually kukbaykars began to add ragga, or sauce from chickpeas, to their semolina. Along with this sauce of chickpeas, tamari-date of Tamaria and Chat masala blend, plus a sprinkling of mashed potatoes, onion, coriander, and dried mango, makes this crunchy street near the Mumbai snack. Each slab usually serves six puris.
It is a Marathi breakfast dish made of dumb rice called Chura. The Poha is made with onions, mustard seed, coriander leaves, and green antique and is lightly spiced with nacelle seeds and turmeric. Often it’s served with nuts and fried potatoes.
There Is No such thing as an Import of the South Indian that is steamed, soaked in a lentil curry and a coconut chutney. It’S healthy and straightforward. You can choose to dunk your idli on Sambhar, or lentil curry, or let them loose all the spicy curry and eat the juicy Moringa pods (aka “drumsticks “), pumpkin, and eggplant. This dish is trendy because it is cheap (only 30 of Rs, or 40 rs) and is a meal that can double as much as lunch. In addition, the Udupi of the restaurants will fill your sambhar every time a server is located (sometimes you ask for this, but it’s still free).
It’s something you can do easily at home, but everyone in Mumbai likes to eat it on the road. The vegetable Sandwich is a load of onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, and, of course, the “Mumbai special ” That coriander chutney, served with bread. You’ll always see it outside of the local railway, where there will be no man in a Sandwich maker.