Mumbai food: 10 lipsmacking dishes served in quirky ways

Want to try a sandwich made of jalebis instead of bread? Or how about a Pav Bhaji Fondue? Thinking outside the box seems to be the motto of several Mumbai restaurant chefs these days. Read on...

Jalebi Sandwich

Do Dil Mil Rahe Hai

Jalebi Sandwich and Do Dil Mil Rahe Hai
Where: DesiKlub, Ground Floor, Maker Chamber 5, Nariman Point. Call: 22833558
Why? Two chilled jalebis holding together an offering of kesar mousse, which melts when you put it in your mouth and takes you on a trip of sweet intoxication. With a name as corny as Do Dil Mil Rahe Hai and being a dish which combines the gravy of pav bhaji and hakka noodles, one does not expect much. But it works well, remarkably. (Read more)

Pav Bhaji Fondue

Pav Bhaji Fondue
Where: Spice Klub, 8A, Janta Indsutrial Estate, opposite Phoenix Mills, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel. Call: 24925544
Why? The bhaji is served in a fondue pot garnished with chopped onions along with mini buns and fondue forks. The aerated frothy bhaji tastes as good as the one you would get at your favourite pav bhaji corner, yet, is light on the stomach. (Read more)

Paan Kulfi

Paan Kulfi
Where: All Barbeque Nation outlets across Mumbai
Why? The Paan Kulfi comes laden with gulkand and other condiments such as shavings of the areca nut, sweetened coconut, roasted fennel seeds, nutmeg and anise seeds, and is love at first bite. The flavour of the betel leaves is mild which is perfectly complemented by the robust condiments. (Read more)

Spinach wrapped with crisp noodles

Spinach wrapped with crisp noodles
Where: Lume, Hotel Aureole, near Schindia Colony, next to Bima Nagar, behind Rustomjee Nataraj Studio, off Mathuradas Vasanji Road, Andheri (E). Call: 26849000
Why? The strand of noodle wrapped around the cutlet provides just the right amount of crunch to your brunch. Lume also offers other varieties of typical and re-jigged Indian food. (Read more)

The South by Southwest Egg Rolls

The South by Southwest Egg Rolls
Where: Tijuana Iguana, Bombay Mutual Annexe, Rustom Sidhwa Marg, Fort

Why? Served with southwestern pineapple creamy salsa and a side portion of vegetables was cleverly textured, by combining the crunch of corn and the many flavours of the roasted red peppers, spinach, black beans and Monterey jack cheese. (Read more)

Amritsari Achaari Fish Tacos

Tikki Chaat Burger

Amritsari Achaari Fish Tacos and Tikki Chaat Burger
Where: Glocal Junction, Plot 57, Morya Bluemoon building, lane opposite Citi Mall, New Link Road, Andheri (W).
Call: 32331999
Why? Wrapped in a soft thepla, the crunchy fried fish cutlet, tinged with tangy coriander chutney, is heavenly. The melt-in-the-mouth buns of the Tikki Chaat Burger come stuffed with a scrumptious mashed potato patty, topped with coriander chutney and crushed chana dal that added a crunch to the dish. (Read more)

Disco Idlis

Disco Idlis
Where: Mighty Small, Smaaash, Gate 4, Kamala Mills Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Lower Parel. Call:49143143
Why? The spicy and sponge-soft mini idlis were tempered with finely chopped bell peppers, curry leaves, chillis, split urad dal and gunpowder, taking the dish to another level. (Read more)

Paneer Lucknowi Biryani

Paneer Lucknowi Biryani
Where: District Lounge, The Shalimar Hotel, August Kranti Marg. Call: 66641000
Why? Served in a jar the biryani is well-cooked and richly spiced with generous amounts of fried dry fruits, crispy onions and soft cottage cheese. (Read more)

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