Curd rice at Puranmal: Also known as yogurt rice, curd rice forms a popular part of South Indian cuisine. It is prepared with plain curd and steamed rice. For additional tempering, urad dal, mustard seeds, chillies and coriander leaves are added.
Where: Bharat Bhavan, Juhu Road, Near Mithibai College, Vile Parle West, Mumbai
Navratri is the time to relish a wide range of vegetarian dishes in the city. Here is a list of 9 such food items you can try out during the festival.
Dahi Batata Puri at Radha Krishna: A popular north Indian chaat, Dahi batata puri also occupies a predominant position in Mumbai's culinary space. Stuffed puris are topped up with green chutney, sweet chutney and red chutney. Curd is added to each puri and chaat masala, red chilli powder, black salt and roasted cumin powder are sprinkled for taste.
Where: 50, SV Road, Near Andheri West Station, Mumbai
Zaffran Dahi Kebab at The Finch: If you are on a vegetarian diet during Navratri, then this is a great appetizer to go ahead with. Neither too sweet nor too sour, the tender Zaffran Dahi Kebab melts in the mouth in a quick go.
Where: John Baker, Saki Vihar Road, Ganesh Nagar, Powai, Mumbai
Gajar Batata Nu Shaak at Pravas, Lower Parel: This is a delectable accompaniment that can be cooked in minutes. Carrots and potatoes are tossed in a spicy masala that lends a flavour of authentic Gujarati cuisine. The subzi tastes simple yet delicious
Where: 4, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Palak Rice at 1 Above: There are many who may not be fasting during Navratri but are on a strict vegetarian diet during those 9 days. For them, Palak rice happens out to be a healthy and filling option. It is simple yet delicious. YOu can even pair it with raita for extra taste.
Where: Floor 2, Kamala Trade House, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Paneer Meethi Malai with butter parantha: Any vegetarian meal is incomplete without a plate of paneer delicacy. Paneer Meethi Malai is a homely dish that can be savoured in restaurants too. It is a mild creamy curry made with cashews, almond, onion, spices and fenugreek leaves. Loaded with chunks of paneer, this dish is best paired with butter parantha.
Where: Ground Floor, Prem Court, JT Road, Churchgate, Mumbai
Podi Annam at Gonguura: The light flavoured rice is every south Indian's favourite. If you too wish to try this delectable vegetarian dish in Mumbai during Navratri, then make your way to Gongurra.
Where: 5/6, Juhu Ekta Co-operative Housing Society, Juhu Versova Link Road, Juhu, Mumbai
Puri Bhaji at Guru Kripa: This is the Maharashtrian version of potato curry with pooris (deep fried Indian bread). It serves as a whole meal and is best accompanied with a glass of Lassi.
Where: 40, Guru Kripa Building, Road 24, Near SIES College, Sion, Mumbai
Assorted vegetable kofta curry with naan at Vedge: Kofta in any form tastes delicious. In this dish, mix vegetable koftas are served in tomato-based thick gravy. Pair this delicious vegetarian dish with plain naan or butter naan for a fabulous meal during Navratri.
Where: Ground Floor, Fun Republic Mall, New Link Road, Veera Desai Area, Mumbai