India is the country of diverse culture and cuisines; Mumbai, the magnificent city of India is home to people of various cultural groups living in perfect harmony. The cuisines of Mumbai perfectly reflect the cultural aspects of this majestic city with people from different regions of the country living in harmony. The city of gourmet’s delight, Mumbai offers cuisines which are influenced by diverse cultural groups. What makes Mumbai food a delightful culinary experience is its selection of delicacies from different parts of India that takes unique taste with special Mumbai touch. A perfect blend of food of all kinds Mumbai food rules with its unique taste and flavour.
While talking about the Fast Food in Mumbai, nothing can beat hot and spicy Pav Bhaji, Bhelpuri, Pani Puri and Vada Pav. The Mumbai people prefer them over hot dogs or hamburgers. The best place in Mumbai to get its legendary fast food is khau Galii serving mouth-watering food items. The beach stalls are world famous for these scrumptious dishes. The desserts of the capital of Maharashtra which have received world-wide appreciation are Shira, Shrikhand, Puran Poli and Chikki. Churchgate, Bandra, Andheri, Borivali are popular for dishes like Kamag Kakri, Ragda Patis, Solachi Kadhi, Bombli Batata Bhaji, baida (egg) paratha, biryani, boti kebabs and so on.
Mumbai Lunch plate means a wholesome meal of around ten items in which there will be Chapati or Roti, Rice, 2 to 3 Bhaji, dal, Curry, Pickle, Onion, Dahi (Curd), and dessert plate. The Mumbai cuisine also includes Pulav rice, Biryani rice, soups, chidva and a large number of Maharashtrian vegetarian recipes. The prominence of fish, coconuts and variety of vegetables is there in the Marathi food.
For a relaxing time with drinks Mumbai has lots of options; you can get many cafe shops and tea stalls offering varieties of coffee and tea. At juice stalls there are delicious fruit juices in exotic varieties. Mumbai is dotted with a large number of bars where a good range of foreign beer, whisky and other drinks are available.
Sandeep Arora is a senior chef who has been working as the Chief Chef in the top hotels of India for twelve years now. He has written many articles on restaurant in mumbai. In this article he is providing us with some valuable information on famous food of Mumbai.