Mumbai has a very rich culture and history with tourist. There has been tourists travelling from all over the world to discover history of Mumbai though they be Foreigners or Indians themselves. None of them can resist the temptation of fast food because of it’s taste and deliciousness. It’s every Mumbaikar’s grab-and-go snack. The history of food in Mumbai is closely linked to the growth of this city from fishing village to megapolis. As wave after wave of immigrants from all over the country came with dreams of gold in their eyes, they brought their culinary treasures with them. The result? A smorgasbord of cooking styles and street food that reflects our cosmopolitanism as much as our carbohydrate-fueled work ethic.
1. Vada Pav
As popular as any of the “Pav” items. The Indian version of a burger. Vada Pavs are available almost everywhere in the city and can be eaten as a snack. All stalls offer something different, so be sure to taste it in various areas of the city. A simple creation involving a deep fried potato patty with some coriander and spices.
2. Bhel Puri
Probably the most famous chaat sold on the streets of Mumbai. Bhel Puri is one thing you can’t miss while you’re in Mumbai. A chatpatta snack that will keep you coming for more. You can enjoy it on the roadside and even on the beaches.
3. Mumbaiya Sandwich
These aren’t your conventional sandwiches. You can choose your fillings at the stall, and the chutney on the side adds the special Mumbai touch to it. A sandwich is a food item consisting of one or more types of food, such as vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread, or more generally any dish wherein two or more pieces.
4. Misal Pav
The bhaji , the Pav, the crunchy misal (a mixture of chivda and farsan ) with onions and tomatoes. How can go you wrong with this? Eat at any time during the day to get a tasty fill. Misal pav is a popular dish from Maharashtra, India. It consists of misal and pav. The final dish is topped with potato-chiwda mix, “farsan” or “sev”, onions, lemon and coriander.
5. Kanda Poha
Kanda, commonly known as pyaaz (onion) in the north, accompanied with Poha. This is prepared in most Mumbai households and a perfect blend of all ingredients gives a perfect after taste you don’t want to forget. Poha is a very popular Breakfast in India. The easy to make and easy to digest Poha will always come to your rescue whenever you are in hurry to fix some quick and healthy breakfast.
6. Pav Bhaji
Another popular dish from the streets of Mumbai. Dip the special Pav bread in mixed vegetables gravy while munching on onions side by side. This can be a suitable meal at any time of the day and is available in every corner of the city.
Unlike the normal rolls we get, Frankies are considered to be a class above with naan, extra sauces and more stuffing. Frankies are a great tummy-filling option for non-vegetarians and vegetarians alike.
8. Keema Pav
Spices, chillies and onions, and sometimes eggs along with minced mutton pieces. The entire preparation is then accompanied by Mumbai’s special bread, the Pao. Take a bite with all these ingredients to get a mouthful of divine taste.
Falooda, is a cold beverage popular in the Indian subcontinent. Traditionally it is made from mixing rose syrup, vermicelli, psyllium or basil seeds, tapioca pearls and pieces of gelatin with milk or water.
10. Brun Maska
It’s all in the bread. The Brun bread is well known in Mumbai. It’s a great breakfast option especially when combined with an Irani chai . Dip & eat and you will never forget.
11. Chinese Bhel
Chinese Bhel is an Indian fast food originated from Mumbai. Basically as a variation of Indian fried Noodles, it is widely popular in Mumbai. Chinese Bhel usually consists of deep fried noodles, finely chopped onions, shredded cabbage, sliced capsicum and carrots, soy, tomato and red chilly sauce, salt and black pepper powder, ajinomoto and garlic paste in varying quantities.
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