Mumbai is a giant Indian city located in western India which attracts people from all parts of the country. People come here for job opportunities as the city is a commercial hub. When people take a break from their work to have lunch, they take advantage of the myriad street food options available. Let’s take a look at some of this street food.
Let’s start with Vada Pav! The dish is essentially a deep-fried potato piece put inside a sliced bread bun. Pav refers to a small loaf of bread. Even though its one of the humblest street foods of Mumbai, it is incredibly tasty. Sweet chutney and green chutney are added to it. It can be made at home as well. It goes very well with tea!
Let’s move on to Pani Puri next! Pani Puri is a delicious snack loved by millions of people in the city. It consists of a round hollow puri (dough balls) which is filled with chutney, potato, onion, sprouts, chilli and spicy mint-flavored water. It explodes the moment you put it inside your mouth and creates a lovely taste!
Let’s introduce Bhel Puri to you! It is a spicy snack made of vegetables, tamarind sauce and puffed rice. It has a sweet and spicy taste. It is loved by everyone. Bhel Puri is frequently associated with some famous beaches in Mumbai such as Juhu Beach and Chowpatty Beach. There are numerous stalls located on these beaches selling this snack.
Arguably the most famous street food of Mumbai is Pav Bhaji. It is basically a bread roll filled with a thick curry made from vegetables. It is served with a butter topping along with onions and lemon juice. It is delicious and you will keep wanting more of it!
Ragda pattice is next on our list! This snack is served piping hot. Not only is it tasty, but it is also very filling. It is basically potato patties covered with ragda, a spicy gravy with peas. It is topped with chutney and served to the customer.
Kulfi is traditional Indian ice cream and is heavenly on a hot summer day (and Mumbai sees many hot summer days!). It comes in myriad flavors and is loved by children and adults alike. It is usually offered on a stick thus making it convenient to eat. Don’t miss out on this refreshing local ice cream!
Let’s end with paan! This is a preparation made from betel leaf and is had as a mouth freshener after meals. It is wonderfully sweet and soft and is refreshing after a meal.
As you can see, Mumbai is home to many different types of street food that are devoured by millions of workers each day. These fast food items are fresh and inexpensive, making them accessible to all sections of society. These food items have developed over time and some have become iconic, such as Pav Bhaji and Bhel Puri. I would highly recommend checking out some of these food items if you have a day to spare in Mumbai. I’m sure you will have an unforgettably tasty experience!
So what is the word I would like you to remember for today? It is ‘spicy’. Let’s use it in some sentences:
- I love spicy food.
- I prefer sweet food over spicy food.
- She made a spicy evening snack.
- He despises spicy food and stays away from them.
- This dish is deliciously flavorful and spicy.
- I can’t get enough of this spicy soup!
- Mumbai street food is famous for its spicy offerings.
- He whipped up a spicy sandwich.
- She is known for cooking spicy meat curries.
Hello! My name is Priya and I’m from Mumbai in India. My hobbies are reading, writing, swimming and watching movies. I look forward to sharing my blogs with you!