Navratri 2022: Going pandal hopping? Visit these places in Mumbai to enjoy delicious prasad

25 September,2022 03:36 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  Team SMD

The huge number of food stalls and the shopping area of the pandal have been a stand out every time

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Old is gold

Bengal Club*s Durgoutsav at Shivaji Park, Dadar is one of the oldest pandals in the city. Apart from their prasad (bhog), they have several stalls serving authentic Bengali snacks like machher chaap, mangsher jhol, mughlai porotha, payesh, rajbhog, cham cham, dimer chaap, Bengali style egg rolls, and more. The menu is different every day. Prabhadevi resident Shamita Roy says, "The Shivaji Park Durga pujo has been my go-to place during Navratri every year. The huge number of food stalls and the shopping area of the pandal have been a stand out every time."
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Bengal Club*s Durgoutsav
WHERE: Shivaji Park, Veer Savarkar Marg
CALL: 9833311898

Celeb special

A favourite among locals, there*s khichdi, ladba, beguni, chutney, fried items followed by payesh and sweets. Bhog on dashmi with pulao and paneer. The menu is different every day. Lokhandwala resident Mansi Pandey says, "I go to this Durga pujo pandal with my family every year, and I always end up having a wholesome experience. I love to see how creative they get every year with the ambience, decor and food."
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Lokhandwala Durgoutsav
WHERE: Lokhandwala Durga Puja Ground
CALL: 9867715000

Home away from home

The Ramakrishna Mission Durga Pujo at Khar feels like home for those from Kolkata living in the city. Former Seven Bungalows resident Sohini Das says, "From the dhakis playing their percussion to the idol, the crowd of revellers in new ‘pujo dresses* to the four-day food stalls selling everything from kosha mangsho-luchi to chicken roll or biriyani - in my mind it*s my own little Calcutta coming alive in Bombay. It helps take away the homesickness."
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Ramakrishna Mission Durga Pujo
WHERE: Ramakrishna Mission Marg, 12th Rd, Khar West
CALL: 61818000

Take a seat

The Sarbojinin Durgoutsav by Maitree Cultural Association is a known fare in Malad West for nine years now. For prasad, they have sit-down meals for three days on the go, stalls with various authentic Bengali snacks like machher chaap, mangsher chaap, mishti, khichuri, begun bhaja, and more. Actor Manasi Salvi says, "It*s so flavoursome that one won*t forget the experience for years."

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Maitree Cultural Association
WHERE: Rajora Banquet Hall, Malad West
CALL: 9820188854

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