When it suddenly starts raining outside, what is that one thing that comes to your mind? Honestly, for most of us it is the food. The slideshow of our favourite food items usually runs at a slow pace in our minds. And we end up taking our car keys and driving down to one of those nearby food joints. When it comes to street food, Aamchi Mumbai tops the charts. Let’s take a look at some of those mouthwatering food items you must try out when it rains.
Batata Vada/Vada Pav
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If you have lived in Mumbai or have visited the city, you must have tried Vada Pav. It is difficult not to fall in love with this cheap and mouthwatering street food. It’s available at almost every nook and corner of the city. Try it out with hot chai, we bet you won’t stop at just one.
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The popular chowpatty snack is not just mouthwatering but is healthy as well. The ingredients including puffed rice, onions, sev, onions, raw mango, potatoes, papadi along with sour and sweet chutney make it a must try snack. While you are taking a stroll at the Juhu beach, enjoy this sumptuous street food.
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Kheema Pav is the non-vegetarian version of Vada Pav which is quite a popular street food in Mumbai. Served with pav as well as either scrambled eggs or crispy sunny side up egg, it is one of the best breakfast options. However, there’s no harm in eating this mouthwatering food item at any hour.
Cheese Pav Bhaji
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Mumbai, like most other cities in India, sells Pav Bhaji but what differentiates it from the others is the addition of cheese. When you try out this cheese variant, you will notice the pleasant difference. Monsoon and hot cheese bhaji will surely bring a smile to your face.
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Misal Pav is a healthier version (well, we’d like to call it that) of Vada Pav. For people who tend to love sprouts, Misal Pav may be your best bet. The ingredients include Batata, poha, sprouted lentils, chopped tomatoes and onions, farsan, chivda and lots of spice. This fiery hot dish is served with pav. If you wish to minus the spice, you can add some yoghurt to it.
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Bheja fry, the spicy non vegetarian dish is eaten with roti or pav. Made by sautéing gaot’s brain with onions, tomatoes, green chillies and spices, you can’t just enjoy one plate of it. Make sure you keep a glass of water while you are trying out this hot street food.
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The amazing combination of pattice (potatoes) and ragda (chickpeas), is Mumbai’s own version of the famous chaat. Green chutney, tamarind sauce and chopped onions add to the flavor of this delightful street food. Enjoy the true Mumbai flavor when it is raining outside, it gives fierce competition to the popular Dilli ki Chaat.
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The bombil fish, popularly known as the Bombay duck is mainly found in Mumbai waters. These fishes are flattened and then dipped in a batter of spiced besan. You can either eat it as a starter or eat it with chapatti, the soft fish with a crispy outer covering will not disappoint you.
So, the next time it rains in Mumbai, make sure you try out these amazing street foods.
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