Mumbai(Bombay) has a lot on the platter to serve when it comes to its food especially, the street food that people in this city love to have as small snacks between their busy schedules whether it’s the breakfast time, teatime or any other time in between!
Interestingly, over the time, the vendors have also learnt to introduce newer versions of the same old recipes but with a global twist. While some have introduced Chinese flavours, others have gone a step ahead to add up cheese and smoke!
Our lenses in Mumbai take you around for a visual treat of these tasty snacks and the innovation that the new generation has brought in-
Chinese Bhel is what they call it. A spicy snack bruised with all kinds of hot n sweet sauces to create a roller coaster of happiness with every byte!
Misal Pao is a very tasty fast food made from boiled sprouts in spicy red curry garnished with farsan or sev and served with Pao, India’s answer to the global burger!
Sev Puri has a slice of boiled potato placed on a flattened puri garnished with sweet, sour and spicy chutneys and topped up with the sev. It’s not just a treat for your eyes, but flatters your taste buds as well!
But Mehul Patel, a young and energetic 24 years old has added his own style to the old Sev Puri. His busy food stall in in Borivali, Mumbai is proof of his hit recipe. The traditional Mumbai cuisine has been mixed along with the Italian and the Chinese sauces and toppings. The most famous and the most delicious items discovered is known as `EXTRAVENZA’
The dish is very smartly constructed and served The puri is topped up with olives, onions, tomatoes and rich herbs. Then schezwan sauce is poured and flamed up. The flaming causes the mixture to bake up a little and serve it sizzling hot. Then cheese and mayonnaise is added and again flamed up. This makes the cheese to melt and give a mouth watering taste
Bread Pakoda is otherwise also very popular across India but Mumbai has a different style.
Batata Bhaji as the name suggests, has thin slices of potatoes dipped in corn flour and served with mint chutney.
Vada Pao is what the entire Mumbai practically survives on! It has small palm sized cutlet sandwiched between a sliced Pao and garnished with Tamarind and Mint chutneys. However, there are no fixed ingredients as every vendor has its own recipe.
Considering the fact, people from all over the country have come to settle in this magical city, the food has also take inspiration from different lifestyles. The quick food options come in choices galore but together they make the Mumbai Masala!