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Monica Bhide

In the rains - what is Mumbai eating

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Vikram? Rushina? Suresh? This one is for you all.. what is Mumbai eating?

(other than the mosquitos, from the rains, eating Mumbai :wink: )


Monica Bhide

A Life of Spice

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In Mumbai- Hot Batata vadas with lasan chatni, Bhuttas with salt, lime and red chillis, Kanda bhajia, Usal, Misal........


I fry by the heat of my pans. ~ Suresh Hinduja

http://www.gourmetindia.com

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What rains? Its hardly rained properly this season - just drizzles, occasional outbursts. Not that hard pouring rain that is the real monsoon and where one can happily forgot going in to work (or less happily be stuck at work). The monsoon season isn't over yet, so lets hope like crazy they still happen,

Vikram

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What rains? Its hardly rained properly this season - just drizzles, occasional outbursts. Not that hard pouring rain that is the real monsoon and where one can happily forgot going in to work (or less happily be stuck at work). The monsoon season isn't over yet, so lets hope like crazy they still happen,

Vikram

hee hee hee.. can I be glad. I was looking at your post and before clicking on it thinking -- why do I torture myself.. now he will list all the things I am yearing for!

I am sure its coming... the rains.. I did a rain dance for you :wink:


Monica Bhide

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I am sure its coming... the rains.. I did a rain dance for you :wink:

I thought that was the other kind of "Indian."

BB


Food is all about history and geography.

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I am sure its coming... the rains.. I did a rain dance for you :wink:

I thought that was the other kind of "Indian."

BB

We Indian dance for our rains too.. see Laagan.

:laugh:


Monica Bhide

A Life of Spice

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Ahh! Google!

First I learn about the movie, then the earthquake in Bhuj.

Two more tiny islands in my ocean of ignorance.

BB


Food is all about history and geography.

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Well in our home the monsoon anounces itself byt everyone getting a cold/cough/viral. My son is just getting better from a bout of all three so this weekend (hopefully) we will be able to get into the swing of things. IF IT RAINS!

Maggi with a minced green chilli thrown in and chai is my monsoon treat.... THe other is theplas, chunda and chai...

For my family I make atte ka halwa and since I have started frying (thanks to episure) I intend to surprise my husband with pakoras one really rainy day...

Kurkures are great to munch on. The new flavour is really spicy...

I think anything steaming hot, spicy and high on carbs is great in the monsoons.

Rushina

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Rushina, please do explain.

since I have started frying (thanks to episure)

Suman

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In Mumbai- Hot Batata vadas with lasan chatni, Bhuttas with salt, lime and red chillis, Kanda bhajia, Usal, Misal........

Isn't that what one get's in any Rly Stn outfits ? I remember many a time makng a lunch out of it in Bandra St., Andheri or whereever I was stuck :)


anil

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Yes Anil, you do get all this at train stations except the bhuttas. I must point out that their imli/red chilli chatni is unique and not available outside the stations.


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I fry by the heat of my pans. ~ Suresh Hinduja

http://www.gourmetindia.com

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I've tried to make from my memory the same vada-pav and lasanchi chatni that we used to get in the school canteen in Thane. No luck yet. That red-hot chatni particularly was fabulous. Can you imagine such spicy stuff in European/American schools?

Suman

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Yes Anil, you do get all this at train stations except the bhuttas. I must point out that their imli/red chilli chatni is unique and not available outside the stations.

Si Si Senor/Senorita I agree - Bhutta are not available in in the Stn. In fact it used to be more fun getting bhutta's during rainy season, when the make-shift plastic overhead cover kept collapsing in the wind-swept showers :( - Oh! Well !


anil

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It's been raining here so a friend invited me to her home for missed Bombay food. She had made some excellent Batata wadas but there was someting different about them. They were laden with asafoetida and tasted great. I complimented her and muttered something about 'hinging in the rain'..........

I dont think she is ever inviting me again.


I fry by the heat of my pans. ~ Suresh Hinduja

http://www.gourmetindia.com

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Monica,

The next time you visit India, why don't you hop across to Bangalore and let me show you around. I promise you'll have the food experience of your life. :rolleyes:


I fry by the heat of my pans. ~ Suresh Hinduja

http://www.gourmetindia.com

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Hi Monica!

THis thread is now applicable. Monsoons are in Mumbai! It has not stopped raining for 3 days!

been eating lots of spicy stuff!

Atte ka halva/ Pakoras/ hot and sour soup / rajma rice/ kheema pav.....

Rushina

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I complimented her and muttered something about 'hinging in the rain'..........

:laugh:

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