In pictures: 35 must-visit food outlets in Mumbai

In pictures: 35 must-visit food outlets in Mumbai

#02 Khichdi Samrat, Home is where the khichdi is
The mashed dal and rice preparation, known as the antidote to upset stomachs, weak constitutions and of course, bed-ridden days has a unique home in the city. The healing dish known to be suffused with mother's love and ghee, can get many migrants in the city homesick. So was Brij Kishore Agarwal, the founder of Khichdi Samrat who yearned for the humble dish that was made at his home in Mathura. Located at Cowasji Patel Tank, Agarwal and his generation went on to concoct 10 distinct varieties of the same. As a homage to his origin, there is the Special Vrindavan Khichdi for the initiated to dig into. Other satisfying meals can be made of Hariyali Khichdi and Dal Dhokli. The ones that abhor the sheer sight of the 'pallid' dish have 'fancier' versions such as Cheese, Dry Fruit and Malai Paneer to redefine the word mouthwatering. Also catering to the Marwari population in the city, the Agarwals have taken care to dedicate Dalbati and Jodhpuri Gatta Saag for fellow diners that hail from the region. Call it kitsch or an idiosyncrasy; thirst is quenched by chaas which is served in beer bottles. The place has also had its share of stardom with theatre and cine personalities, Rajat Kapoor and Vinay Pathak, enjoying meals at this humble eating joint.
At: 44/46, VP Road, opposite Rambagh Wadi, CP Tank. Call: 22420344/ 66381332
— Kanika Sharma

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Here's a 360-degree view at stayers on Mumbai's culinary landscape. From restaurants with uber-cool interiors that match the food, to no-frills addas, this is a city that eats to live and yes, lives to eat, too

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