Bhaji pav: Mumbai's hottest selling street food, kanda bhaji '(onion pakodas)' or batata bhaji (potato pakodas) as they are commonly known, usually sell like hot cakes. Stuffed between fresh pavs with some tamarind and garlic chutney added for that extra flavour, this tiny snack helps keep those hunger pangs at bay.
Where: Sri Krishna, Bandra (E)
Bhuna chicken sausage pao: Made by deep frying chicken sausages and then tossing them in an onion and tomato gravy, this fuss free meal is perfect for a mid day snack.
Where: Colaba Social, Colaba
Cutlet Pav: Crispy veggie patties sandwiched between buttered pavs and served with tomato ketchup or green chutney, this quintessential Mumbai dish is perfect as a snack or a light meal.
Where: Food Point, Vile Parle (East)
Masala pav: Made by stuffing a spicy mix of tomato-onion gravy inside butter-laden pavs and sauteed in corriander and spices, masala pav is a complete meal that Mumbaikars share a deep bond with
Where: DP's The Fast Food Centre, Matunga East
Kheema pav: This is a spicy Indian curry prepared with minced meat and is served with pav
Where: SodaBottleOpenerWala, Powai, Bandra Kurla Complex.
Misal pav: This is a traditional Maharashtrian dish that has grabbed serious attention of non-Mumbaikars too. Packed with flavours and nutrition, Misal Pav is often served for breakfast
Where: Anand Bhuvan (Ganpat Kadam Marg, Lower Parel)
Omelette pav: When the regular omelette is stuffed within fresh pav, the dish tastes heavenly. From street food stalls to khau gallis, Omelette pav is a delicacy that almost all food joints in Mumbai have on their menu. The influence of Parsi community in Mumbai gave rise to a variety of egg delicacies in the city, and Omelette pav is one of those.
Where: Kyani & Co., Marine Lines
Samosa Pav: Samosa, the staple snack of Punjab, served with pav makes for a great snack in Mumbai.
Where: Guru Kripa, Sion
Usal pav: Usal has different variations in Maharashtra and each recipe is unique unto itself. In some restaurants a little bit of coconut is added to the Usal to give it a coastal flavour. Served with pav, this dish is commonly eaten for breakfast in Mumbai.
Where: Mamledar Misal
Vada pav: Synonymous with Mumbai and it's most popular street food, the vada pav is made by sandwiching a spicy, deep fried potato vada between freshly made pav. A dash of garlic chutney, tamarind paste, and in some cases some spicy chutney to add a tang to the vada pav
Pav, though considered as the humble bread of the poor, is consumed and relished by all Mumbaikars . Therefore, it comes as no surprise that pav dishes are an integral item of Mumbai’s street food culture and several local fovourites dishes are consumed with pav. Here are 10 top must have pav dishes and the best places to enjoy them in Mumbai
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