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Mumbai City Cuisine
Mumbai offers one of the best cuisines from around the world. True to the image of an assortment of cultures, you can enjoy in its restaurants many of the top local specialities from every part of India.
Mumbai caters to all segments of people, from the fast food joints to the Elite five star hotels. Mumbai as a cosmopolitan metro resembles India´s slogan "Unity in Diversity" and offers multi-cultural cuisines.
The restaurants in Mumbai offer a variety of dishes, from the traditional Maharashtrian cuisine to the authentic Rajasthani, Gujarathi, Kashmiri, Punjabi and Mughlai dishes. There are quite a few restaurants serving Persian cuisine too. South Indian restaurants are amongst the favourite, the snack-recipes from south-India – Dosas, Idlis, Vadas are sure to tickle your taste-buds.
Being an island city, Mumbai offers delicious seafood varieties catering to local as well as International tastes.
For international travellers Mumbai offers one of the best Continental foods. Chinese, Italian, Thai and Mexican cuisines are amongst the favourites.
The Great Indian Burger or the Vada Pav
From the street workers to affluent Mumbaikars, everyone has a palate for the spicy and tangy Mumbai delight, the Vada Pav. Popularly known as the Great Indian Burger and Wad Pav in rural Maharashtra, this potato and bread preparation is popular breakfast for many Mumbai citizens and a savored tea time snack. Available at every nook and corner of the city, the vada pav was first made when Ashok Vaidya, a snack seller outside Dadar railway station, decided to experiment. The Karjat railway station is renowed all across the country for the famous Vada pav that is available with the vendors on the platforms.
Think of the Mumbai Beaches and you cant help but think of the famous snack Bhelpuri. Made with puffed rice and sev, a fried snack made of besan, the bhelpuri is a sour and pungent snack sometimes made with a sweet sauce and at other times garnished with a spicy one
Pav bhaji is a famous Indian delicacy that originated in Mumbai and the state of Gujarat.Pav means bread and bhaji is curry and a mix of vegetables. The dish was originally prepared in one of the textile mills in Mumbai when the mill business was at its peak. An inexpensive dish, the Pav Bhaji is available at everywhere in the city at economical prices and is relished by one and all.
Shrikhand is a dessert made of strained yogurt. Extremely popular in western India, it is one of the main desserts in Gujarati and Maharashtrian cuisine.
Waran is the simplest form of dal(pulses) and bhaat is rice. So the dish is basically dal served with some fresh steamed rice ("bhaat"). Topped with a dollop of ghee and some salt and lemon on the side, this is a typical simple Maharashtrian meal for you.