Looking for a dose of history laced with aromas of delicious Sindhi food? You might want to sign up for a Sindhi Food Crawl, organised by Wandering Foodies, this Saturday. On the menu are Sindhi adaptations of the popular Pani Puri, Mirchi Ke Pakode, Chole Pattice and Kheema Pattice along with a personally guided tour of Chembur Camp.
Vig Refreshment House at Chembur Camp. Pics/Sameer Markande
“Most of the dishes are what people have heard before and eaten, but here in Chembur Camp they are prepared differently, and taste differently,” says Rahul Patil, one of the co-founders of Wandering Foodie, adding, “The food crawl highlights that difference in taste and preparation.”
Gulab Jamun at Jhama Sweets shop at Chembur Camp
One of the interesting Sindhi specialties that are covered as part of the event is Sanni Pakoda that is fried and cut and then fired again. It is prepared by a local shop and served with pav and chutney. The food crawl will also cover some of the popular Sindhi joints in the area such as Gopal (known for its non-veg dishes like Kheema Pattice), Jhama Sweets and Vig’s restaurant. Jhama Sweets, supposedly serves Mumbai’s best gulab jamuns and are exported as well, we are told.
But it’s not only food that’s on the menu, informs Patil. “Along the way we also talk about Sindhi history and how the Chembur Camp, a refugee camp came to be,” he adds.
Each food crawl is designed to have just 10 people, and there are only four seats available. The cost includes food charges as well.
On: May 28, 4.45 pm onwards
Meeting point Golf Club, main gate, Borla, Dr Choitram Gidwani Road, Union Park, Chembur (E).
Cost: Rs 800
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