Mumbai Street Food
Masala toast, the humble potato comes to the rescue once again, to calm your hunger pangs! the unique stove and toaster used to make these toasts is a typical trademark of street-side food. Mind not the prodigal portions of butter used to ensure even grilling of the toast! forget the calories and relish this piping hot, topped with crunchy sev.
Sev Puri or Sev Batata Puri is a popular Mumbai street food made with crispy flat puri topped with potatoes, onion, tomato, three types of chutneys, sev (gram flour noodles), and cilantro. This delicious bite-sized, Indian chaat snack is bursting with sweet, spicy, and tangy flavors. It takes less than 10 mins to make and is perfect for evening snacks with tea or as an appetizer for your next party!!
Cheesy Garlic Masala Pav Sliders is a garlic, cheese and pav bhaji lovers delight and a great party appetizer. Its made with pav (dinner rolls) slathered in garlic butter and stuffed with spicy bhaji and cheese. Its then baked till cheese is all melted and served warm and soft topped with some onions and cilantro. Masala Pav is a popular Mumbai street food made using a pav (dinner rolls) slathered in butter and spicy bhaji (curry).
Puran Poli Recipe is a wonderful flatbread recipe. I associate this Maharshtrian delicacy with the Indian festival of Holi as thats when my aaji (grand mom) and mom made these melt in mouth soft puran polis. These polis are also made during Ganesh Chaturthi and other festival in different states of India. But for me they will always hold a strong association with Holi. With the intention to create similar memories for my kids, I make these every year during Holi time.
Bhel Puri is a perfect snack when you want something light at the same time satiate your taste buds. It's sweet spicy tangy and so irresistible. It is one of my go-to snacks with evening chai and reminds me of the Mumbai street-side bhel that we had during our college days. I keep a ready-made Bhel mix pack stocked in my pantry and freeze the chaat chutneys that way I can whip up bhel quickly when cravings hit.