Mumbai, which is the financial capital of India, is one of the mot popular destination for foodies. Also known as the city of dreams, Mumbai has been attracting people from all over India who have made it their home. Along with their culture, these migrants also brought their cuisines, thereby enriching the food culture of Mumbai. Nevertheless, Mumbai has retained its traditional Maharashtrian charm and there are a variety of traditional dishes that you can savour at some of the c or one of the street vendors in the city. Here we present to you a few dishes that you must try in Mumbai.
Batata Vada is a quintessential Maharashtrian dish. One of the most-liked dish in Mumbai, the popularity of batata vada has transcended the borders of Maharashtra. Today, Batata Vada is available at restaurants and hotels in other parts of India as well. Batata Vada is a deep-fried dumpling which is stuffed with mashed up potatoes. Ingredients like turmeric, lime juice, ginger, fresh coriander, green chilies, etc are added to batata vada to make it more appealing. It is extremely popular among Mumbaikars and you will find a vendor selling batata vada at every nook and corner in the city.
If you are looking for some unique non-vegetarian dish, then you must try the amazing Bheja Fry. This unique dish is made up of the brain of a goat, lab or sheep. The dish is prepared with spicy masalas and is best eaten with roti or naan. You will find this scrumptious Maharashtrian dish at almost every non-vegetarian restaurant.
Bhel Puri is one of the most loved dish in the entire country, but it is mainly in Mumbai where it has the highest fan following. Widely available in the city, the dish comprises a blend of varying ingredients like puffed rice, potatoes, onions, papadi, chutney and other amazing stuff. If you want to taste authentic Maharashtrian Behl Puri then visit Chowpatty where you would find multiple vendors selling this unique dish.
The Bombay sandwich
The Bombay sandwich is not like the ordinary sandwiches that are sold at restaurants and by street vendors. Rather it is a unique dish which is prepared with several ingredients such as boiled potatoes, mixed vegetables, onion rings, beetroot, spices etc, which are stuffed between two slices of bread. Exceedingly delicious, the taste of the Bombay sandwich will linger in your mouth for hours.
These are just a few of the dishes that you must try whether you are a Mumbaikar or a tourist. Try out these dishes at a road side vendor or at one of the best hotel in Mumbai Maharashtra like The LaLiT Mumbai, Trident, The Oberoi among others.