Mumbai Food: Sample East Indian flavours during a walk through Bandra's Bazaar Road
Mop up bottle masala-spiced vindaloo with fugiyas at a weekend walk through Bandra's Bazaar Road
Lawrence D'Souza with guests at an earlier edition of the food walk
Every evening, Gilroy Nunes, a Bandra resident, sets up his stall, Lourdes Fast Food, near a grocery store on the narrow Bazaar Road. It offers a range of East Indian fare, including pickles and cutlets, seasoned with the ubiquitous bottle masala, prepared by his wife, Lourdes. In fact, the husband-wife duo ropes in women from Uttan to hand-pound the ingredients that go into the spice mix. Tomorrow evening, discover the quaint stall, along with three other home-run East Indian eateries at a three-hour walk titled, Bandra Food Prints Trail. It's open to 10 guests.
"The idea is to offer a glimpse into the lives of the East Indian community. They are the original inhabitants of Mumbai," informs Rahul Patil, co-founder of Wandering Foodie, the organisers of the event. Lawrence D'Souza, who has grown up in the Bazaar Road locality, will conduct the walk.
A home-run eatery on Bazaar Road
The guests will get to sample portions of East Indian style pork-laden Sorpotel, Vindaloo, Fugiyas, Potato Chops as well as Pan Rolls at Olly's Corner, Kalpana Snacks and Lydia's Snack Corner. "You won't find these names on the web. We do have options for vegetarians but they are not East Indian varieties," says Patil. At the eateries, you will find doodles created by guests, who participated in the previous editions of the walk. For this edition, the team has organised a block printing workshop at a leading paint manufacturer's store. The proceeds will go towards the non-profit Nanhi Kali.
On: May 20, 5 pm Meeting point Opposite Bandra Police Station, Hill Road, Bandra (W)
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