Mumbai food: Try some of these quirky dishes made only with fruits
It's that time of the year when we are surrounded by the big, bright fruit. Eateries and bars are giving it all kinds of quirky, heady twists, and we aren't complaining
More the merrier
Fresh melon salads make for the perfect light summer eat, and this melon salad includes watermelon and honey dew, with a sprinkle of toasted rice krispies, mint and radish, and chilli lime dressing.
Time: 12 pm to 3.30 pm and 6 pm to 1 am
At: The Fatty Bao, opposite Powai Plaza, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai.
Best of both worlds
We'd have never imagined that these two ingredients would taste good together until we tried it. The watermelon rasmalai carpaccio will give you a double dose of sugar with discs of the fresh fruit layered with the popular sweet, rasmalai.
Time: 12 pm to 1.30 am
At: The Urban Foundry, Amarchand Mansion, 16 Madame Cama Road, Colaba.
If you love a small dose of molecular gastronomy, try the melon chaat with balsamic and jaggery gel, and dehydrated wild berries, that comes with a savoury chaat-style topping.
Time 12 pm to 2.30 pm, 7 pm to 11.30 pm
At Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra, BKC, Bandra East.
Instead of a smoothie, call for a chilled watermelon and rose with walnut and feta cold soup to cool you down, where the walnut adds a crunch to the soup, and the feta a delicious creamy texture.
Time: 12 pm to 1 am
At: Dishkiyaoon, The Capital Building, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East.
Head to a festival where you can sip on a variety of margaritas, which include eso fresco; a vodka, tequila, watermelon, basil, thyme, lime juice, watermelon syrup, basil seeds and ice combination.
Till: March 4, 11 am to 1 am
At: Smoke House Deli outlets at Pali Hill, Lower Parel and BKC.
Call: 65619618 (Lower Parel)
If you love the freshness of Asian salads, try the Asian watermelon salad that includes radish, mint, cilantro, feta, toasted almonds, and chilli-garlic and soy dressing.
Time: 12 pm to 12 am
At: Shizusan Shophouse & Bar, Skyzone, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel.