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Gateway of India Area: Cucumber Snack
Cucumber has a "cooling" effect on our bodies should we consume it. I like to eat cucumber and when I saw the hawker selling them, I quickly went forward to buy one half of a cucumber.
It was sprinkled with chilli powder/salt mix it was nice.
Gateway of India Area: Ice-Cream
Need a treat for yourself after exploring the Elephanta Caves under the hot weather? Ice-cream sounds good? Well, there are ice-cream sellers at the Gateway of India area. Buy one to have a licking good time.
I did not try it though. Duh! I saw many people eating.
STREET STALLS: Bombay/Mumbai Pani Puri
One of India's favorite snack. The word "Pani" means water and "Puri" is puffed Indian bread. It is surely an experience eating Pani Puri. This popular Indian snack is also called Gol Gappa.
The Puri is a 1 1/2 inch puffed round Puri which is fried and filled with potato and/or green lentils and tamarind chutney and the Pani Puri (mint) water.
Favorite Dish: RECIPE:
1 large packet bought golgappas or puris
1 cup cooked chana (chick peas) or cooked white dry peas
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
For jeera pani (cumin water) or sweet tamarind water:
1 large lemon size tamarind
6-8 tbsp sugar
2 tsp roasted jeera (cumin) powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 tsp rock salt
A bunch of mint leaves
Heat oil in a pan and add the drained chana or peas with all the ingredients for filling.
Fry till a nice aroma appears. Remove into a vessel and allow it to cool.
Soak tamarind in 6 cups of boiled and cooled water.
Add all the other ingredients including the washed bunch of mint.
Let everything soak together for an hour. Squeeze well and strain through a seive..
Serve the jeera pani well chilled.
To serve the pani-puris:
Make a hole on top of each puri. Fill each puri with a teaspoon of the filling.
Dip the puri into the jeera pani and serve immediately or it will become soggy.
The jeera pani can also be served in a separate container.
LOCAL STALL: PANI PURI
Pani puri is another delicious, spicy and mouth watering road side food of mumbai. It is bit spicy and the main part is you have to eat it in one shot or else you will miss the fun.
You have to make a small hole in it put some sprouted searles or ragada in it, add some chatani and dip it in to special pani puri water and have it . You can not stop having it till your stomach is full.
everywhere restaurant: vada pav
In mumbai everywhere on street or in sweet mart or in special vada pav stall you will get this mumbai's best fast food called VADA PAV. It means potato ball along with bread. It is mumbai's local food and favourite of all mumbaitians. Around 5 rs to 10 rs you will get it anywhere. Some will offer spices along with it or else you can eat it as it is. When it is hot it is really delicious.
STREET STALLS: Samosas near Haji Ali Mosque
Some of the street stall food in India looks absolutely fantastic. . .but, it is always wise to consider the ingredients, the traffic (ie. turnover of goods) and your constitution that day.
I actually passed on the samosas these gentlement were preparing, due to the look of the fat they would be deep-fried in. . .but I had a bite to eat at a small stall on the street that the causeway runs off of. . .
Use your judgment and the knowledge you have of your own constitution.
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STREET STALLS: Juhu chat
Earlier Juhu had a clutch of beach side stalls doting the shoreline with absolutely no space to laze around, but thankfully the BMC has cleared them up and has alloted a few stalls to come up near the beach, cos Mumbai or for that matter India will be left without any spice without the road-side eateries, they make the picture complete.
Favorite Dish: Pav bhaji, ice gola, pani puri, kulfi... if these dont sound mouth-watering to you, then you can check out the next tip or stay in your hotel!!!!
Juhu Beach Food Stalls: A Bombaywallah Favorite
Head towards lovely Juhu Beach, and you'll be met by beautiful sunsets, joggers and every kind of fast food imaginable.
There are over 150 food stalls lining the central portion of the beach serving everything from Gola to Pav Bhaji. A truly Gastronomic Experience.
Favorite Dish: I always go for the Gola and inevitably end up eating something or the other.
This is a local haunt. Hence only for the DARING. If you believe your palette is up to it, this is where you should be eating. Trust me you will relish the food.
The hand carts on the...
The hand carts on the road.Kukkus Chinese at Borivli Station.Golden Door at Bandra Link Road
Favorite Dish: From the carts nothing Like Pav Bhaji , Bhel Puri , Pani Puri.
KuKus joint is crammped but the food is good for the chinese lovers
and the Golden Door is really a good place but the bill is on the higher side.
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