"Monsoon is the time for street food, and Mumbai is the place to get it."
Mumbai is known for its street food, and there is no better time to experience it than during the monsoon. Mumbai's monsoon is a time when people flock to the city to get out of their homes and indulge in a bit of comfort food at one of the many eateries that offer an array of mouth-watering options.
From Murg Malai and Jalebi to Vada Pav, Mumbai has a lot of options to choose from. The streets are filled with food stalls and hawkers, offering a variety of snacks and treats. We've rounded up our favorite monsoon street food in Mumbai to help you get your fill of deliciousness!
Here is the Top 6 aamchi Mumbai's monsoon street food:
1) Vada pav:
When Vada pav is there on the list, how can I put it the last? Vada pav is a classic Mumbai street food that can be found almost everywhere. It is deep-fried besan coated potato balls served in between pav, which are round/square fluffy bread. The vada pav is usually served with green chutney or tomato chutney. It tastes delicious when eaten hot or cold. Vada pav is not a food but it's an emotion in Mumbai. It is the most delicious food to grab when you have no time to eat in a city like Mumbai.
Bhelpuri is a traditional Maharashtrian snack madewith puffed rice, salt, pepper, curd, chutney, onion, mashed potatoes, and all the spices. It is a crispy blast with lots of flavors in it. You can eat it sweet by adding sweet chutney, you can eat it spicy or you can have a combination of sweet and spicy. This street food is alwaysavailable whereyou find a pani puri stall. It is a match made in heaven for pani puri and bhelpuri.
3) Pav Bhaji:
Pav Bhaji is an amazing street food dish that originatedin Mumbai but and has become popular all over India as well as in other countries around the world. The base of this dish is pav (bread) which is traditionally cooked on a flat rooftop grill with spicy gravy made up of vegetable mixture and spices and then served by street vendors who often set up shop along busy roadsides or even near train stations where people are looking for quick meals.
Franky (Roti Rolls)
4) Franky (Roti Rolls):
Roti rolls are flatbreads made from wheat flour and cooked on griddles or cast-iron pans. They can be filled with anything from potatoes to eggs or paneer or noodles. This type of bread is traditionally eaten as a breakfast item but it also makes for a delicious snack during monsoons because it stays fresh.
5) Kaanda bhajji:
Kanda Bhajji is a popular street food item in Mumbai. It is made of potatoes, onions, and chili powder. This is best eaten during monsoons as it is rich in proteins and minerals. Kanda bhajji tastes great with tomato chutney, plain coconut chutney, or yogurt dip. The best part about kaanda bhajji is that it becomes crispy when you fry it! Do try this out when you visit Mumbai next time.
6) Tapri chai:
Last but not least is the Tapri Chai, Tapri chai technically means street chai. A local favorite, this chai is a must-try during monsoon. It's made with milk, tea, cardamom, cloves, and black pepper to give it a strong flavor that you'll love. It is easily available at every street corner. The best thing about this drink is that it tastes different from regular milk tea, as it has a hint of cardamom in it. The hot chai comes in small cups which are usually filled to the brim with milk and spices. A little extra sugar can be added to make it sweeter.
This tapir chai is the best combination with everything mentioned above, vada pav, kaanda bhajji, Bhelpuri, Bhutta, and franky. Tapri chai will just complete your street food experience in Mumbai by making it delightful!