12 drool-worthy street foods from Mumbai that are worth trying

1. Street-food capital of India

Street-food capital of India

The ‘City of Seven Islands’ or what is also known as ‘Sapno ki Mayanagri’, Mumbai is definitely the economic capital of India, but many of us are not aware that it is also the ‘Street-food capital of India’. The culinary culture and climatic condition of the city provides a lot of scope to explore flavours that we often miss in the North. So, if you are travelling to Aamchi Mumbai this season, don’t forget to try these tasteful delights over a cutting chai, that you can find at every nook and corner of the city. Have a look.

2. Batata Vada

Batata Vada
Also known as Aloo Bonda, this street delight of Mumbai is a tasteful amalgamation of mashed spicy potatoes coated with a thick paste of gram flour that is deep fried in oil and is served with green chutney and fried green chilli. (Image: mumbaidelicious/instagram)

3. Bhel Puri and Sev Puri

Bhel Puri and Sev Puri
‘Jhal Muri’ has a close cousin in the South called Bhel Puri’. Made with puffed rice, boiled potatoes, onions, tomatoes, green chutney, tamarind chutney and sev, this simple snack is generally served in a paper cone near all the beaches of the city.

4. Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji
Your visit to this city is incomplete without relishing the street side Pav Bhaji. Considered as a wholesome meal, this platter includes spicy aloo-tomato gravy cooked in special masala that is served with pan-fried pav, green chutney and lots of sliced onions.

5. Misal Pav

Misal Pav
Available at every nook and corner of the city, this snack dish includes a spicy gravy of moth beans topped with sev or namkeen, onion, and fresh coriander leaves, that is served with pan-fried pav loaded with semi-melted butter.

6. Vada Pav

Vada Pav
Called the ‘Poor man’s burger’, Vada Pav is the famous Mumbai street food that consists of a bun bread (pav) partially sliced from the centre and filled with aloo fritter and topped with green and red chutney. (Image: food_mumbaikijaan/instagram)

7. Ragda Pattice

Ragda Pattice
Made in two parts, this mouth-watering dish of Mumbai has a long history. While Ragda is prepared with white chana, onion, tomato, and spices, Pattice is made with boiled potatoes. The seamless amalgamation of peas and potatoes is served with sliced onion, fresh coriander leaves, and spicy green chutney.

8. Kanda Batata Poha

Kanda Batata Poha
This is city’s favourite breakfast pick that is made with pressed rice, onion (kanda) and batata (potato). Visit any street in the city and you will get to taste a new variation and that’s the USP of this healthy breakfast dish.

9. Pani Puri

Pani Puri
Here, our very own pani puri has a slightly different stuffing and that includes a lot of boondi. This addition increases the crunchiness of the water balls that are available in sweet and spicy flavour.

10. Sabudana Vada

Sabudana Vada
What we eat during Navratra, is actually the traditional street food of Mumbai. Made with potato, tapioca (sabudana) and spices, this crunchy snack is best served with mint chutney and lemonade. (Image: sne631/instagram)

11. Kanda Batata Poha

Kanda Batata Poha
This is city’s favourite breakfast pick that is made with pressed rice, onion (kanda) and batata (potato). Visit any street in the city and you will get to taste a new variation and that’s the USP of this healthy breakfast dish.

12. Keema Pav

Keema Pav
This variation of Pav is a gastronomical delight for all the non-vegetarians in the city. Spicy pan-fried keema placed between the toasted pav and topped with chilli sauce makes for a perfect appetizer that you can relish with a beer can.

13. Chicken Tikka Roll

Chicken Tikka Roll
If you are bored of relishing Chicken Tikka with fork and knife, then visit the ‘City of Dreams’, to relish it in form of a roll. The spicy dressing of tomato and mustard sauce makes these rolls worth a try.
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