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Top 7 Mouth-Watering Eateries in Mumbai For Food Lovers

Mumbai Street Food For Food Lovers

Food! The sound of this word alone is enough to lighten up any kind of moodiness. And for foodies, life mostly revolves around their food. Anyone visiting Mumbai would find that the myriad of street food in itself is an overwhelming experience. Added to this are the multitude of restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines from every corner of the world. All this makes Mumbai the perfect destination for all the foodies out there. Here is a compiled list of the top seven eateries in Mumbai which can make food lovers fall in love with the city through its chow.

  1. Bademiya, Colaba

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The lists start with the famous kebab joint located just behind Hotel Taj Mahal on the Tullock road. This restaurant is found to be highly recommended for its non-vegetarian dishes especially its famed kebabs. The Chicken Bhuna Roll and the Rumali Roti with its scrumptious fillings are the most ordered dishes around this place. The vegetarian dishes like Paneer Bhurji and Veg Sheek Kebab are also quite in demand. Being open from around 6pm up until 3am, this place is usually crowded with people satisfying their late-night cravings. To plan your next vacation in Mumbai, check:

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  1. Sardar Refreshments, Tardeo Road Junction

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For any street food cravings, this restaurant, located behind the Mumbai Central Station has to be visited. This place is widely appreciated for its world class buttery pav bhajis. The myriad of varieties includes the Cheese Jain Pav Bhaji, Khada Pav Bhaji and the Amul Jain Pav Bhaji, all of which are mouth wateringly irresistible. The amount of butter in these dishes will make it melt in your mouth at once. The Magai Paan which is served just outside the restaurant is also not to be missed out.

There are so many things one can indulge in, while on a trip to Mumbai. To read more: http://www.transindiatravels.com/maharashtra/mumbai/things-to-do-in-mumbai/

  1. Café Mondegar, Colaba

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Having originated as an Iranian Parsi Café, this place has grown to become one of the most popular outlets in the city. The mural paintings on the walls by cartoonist Mario Miranda, the Retro Jukebox with its music and the wide range of dishes which include Parsi, Chinese and Continental, give out vibes which cannot be replicated elsewhere. The Chicken Salami, Grilled Chicken Sausages and King Prawns are the most sought after dishes. The ambience of this place makes it the perfect place to chill out and enjoy the aura of the surroundings. For weekend getaways from Mumbai, check:

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  1. Punjab Grill, Juhu

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Punjab Grill is the place for authentic Indian food with the assurance of an extravagant dining experience. The Paneer Tikka Multani, Mutton Galouti, Dhaniya Mirchi da Kukkad and the Murg Makhani are the most sought after dishes. The spice in these dishes completes the perfect feeling of desi-ness. A wide assortment of drinks is also available to compliment the main course. The highly courteous service by the staff leaves us highly satisfied with the perfect gastronomic indulgence.

  1. Café Madras, Matunga East

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Café Madras is the right place to hog on genuine South Indian dishes. The Raagi dosa, Medu vada, Uttapam and Pesarattu are highly famous among the customers. The Pineapple Sheera with its perfect balance of sweetness and crunchiness is at its best. No dish is complete without being washed down with the highly refreshing and aromatic filter coffee being served here. The cheap food with a range of flavors is what makes this restaurant a show stopper. There are so many places in Mumbai to hang out with friends, to check some more: http://www.transindiatravels.com/maharashtra/mumbai/fun-places-to-hang-out-with-friends-in-mumbai/

  1. Mahesh Lunch Home, Juhu

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This restaurant located next to J.W Marriott on the Juhu Tara Road is widely famed for its seafood. The specialty of this diner is its authentic Mangalorean dishes. The Surmai fish fry, chilly prawns, crab and the Tandoori Pomfret are just some of the multitude of delicious dishes for seafood lovers. Taken along with steamed rice or appams, these dishes provide a great satisfaction to the inner foodie in us.

  1. Theobroma, Bandra

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The ultimate stopping place to indulge in a sweet treat would be the Theobroma. Thronged by customers for its cupcakes, cakes, a wide array of irresistible desserts, pastries and brownies are also served here. Some of the best desserts include the Dark Chocolate cookie and the Caramel Shortcake. There are also plenty of milkshakes like the famed Brownie shake to slurp away with these treats. This café does utmost justice to one’s sweet tooth!

No amount of words can be used to describe the food haven of the country! Just trying out these eateries will expand our gastronomic experience and make us succumb to the delightfully amazing tastes of the city. From street food to the high-end restaurants, this city will definitely not let down any food lover.

 

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5 Incredible Dhabas In Amritsar For a Delicious Treat

Amritsar, the land of the Golden Temple, is a historic religious place. This illustrious city holds a remarkable spot on the gastronomical map of India. The inhabitants of this mighty land are well known for their reverence for religion and food. They are as passionate of their food as their god. Both are sacred and holds a special place in a Punjabi’s heart. Thus, Amritsar being one of the foremost city of Punjab bears a unique testimonial of Punjabi food.

Punjabi food, one of the most dominating north Indian cuisine is best enjoyed in a dhaba. A dhaba is a rustic restaurant serving mouth-watering curries along with a range of Indian breads and refreshing drinks like lassi. Traditionally, dhabas are roadside eateries providing comfort food to travelers, workers and ordinary townsmen of a particular region. They are intrinsically located along the highways. With time, the concept of this dhaba has gained momentum leading to its current boom. As a result, one is sure to find a wide range of dhabas in every city of India. This being a cosmopolitan city is no exception, there are so many things to do in Amritsar. It boasts of unique range of dhabas. The 5 most influential dhabas offering finger-licking food is listed here.

  1. Kesar Da Dhaba

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Kesar Da Dhaba is arguably the best dhaba of Amritsar. This 1916 established enterprise is located in a crowded alley near the Telephone Exchange at the Chowk Passian in the Cantonment Area of Amritsar. The oldest dhaba in the city, first started as a Parantha and dal outlet in Sheikhupura region of West Pakistan, which at that time was a part of undivided India. After partition, this vegetarian dhaba relocated to Amritsar and since then they are relentlessly serving the people of the city. The original menu decided by the founders Lt. Lala Kesar Mal and his wife Parvati, had dal and parantha. With the change of time they have introduced new dishes and made it more versatile. The charm of this place is in its age-old ambience and taste of food. The dishes date back to a century and very much retains their original taste. The most sought after dishes are Dal Makhani, Dal tadka and phirni. Of these, the dal makhani deserves special mention as it is slow cooked overnight and served with dressings of ghee in the morning. Their thali and sweet delicacies like gulab jamun are equally well known.  Here, one gets a hearty meal at a meagre sum of Rs.150.

 

  1. Pal Da Dhaba

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This is a non-vegetarian dhaba hailed by the locals for its mutton and lamb delicacies. It is a small eatery situated near Hathi Gate in Amritsar. This place is heaven by meat-lovers specially people who crave for mutton and lamb delicacies. It is famous for the kharode – a delicately woven lamb trotters soup delicacy. People drool over lamb trotters known as paya, keema nan and chicken tikka. Chicken and Mutton Curry, Mutton Kaleji and Mutton Kharoda are equally delicious. The cost is pretty nominal at about Rs. 200 per person.

 

  1. Makhan Fish and Chicken Corner

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When it comes to fish delicacies, this is the best dhaba in the city. Their Fish Amritsari is to die for. Because of this single most dish, it has made a special place in the heart of the locals. Located beside Madaan Hospital in Majitha Road in Basant Nagar, this dhaba is the go to place for fish delicacies particularly Fish Amritsari. The place is also known for a range of chicken dishes like Kadai Chicken, Malai Chicken, Butter Chicken etc. All these are served with a variety of Indian breads like Tandoori roti, Nan, Kulcha, Parantha etc. The place is comfortable with Air-Conditioned sitting arrangement. The cost is around Rs.300 per person.

 

  1. Bharawan Da Dhaba

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This is another vegetarian dhaba, which is a force to reckon with. It is situated near Town Hall on the Golden Temple Out Road in Hall Bazar. The place is best known for its Laccha paranthas and palak paneer. The smooth creamy white kheer is delicious. Shahi paneer, dal makhani and baigan bharta are the sought-after dishes here. The ambience is of a typical dhaba and the food is finger-licking good. The pocket pinch is Rs. 150-200 per person.

  1. Beera Chicken House

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The holy grail of Punjabi food, Butter Chicken is best served in this dhaba. People swear by Beera’s Butter Chicken and throng to have a taste of it. The outlet is located on Majithia road, Sehaj Avenue opposite of Bandari Hospital. There specialty is BBQ dishes. It is chicken lover’s paradise serving a range of delicacies like BBQ roasted chicken, chicken tikka. It has a traditional dhaba set up with moderate sitting arrangements. Pocket pinch is Rs. 250 per person.

So, get set go!! Explore Amritsar and the best Punjabi cuisines and tag your friends along. Spread out an elaborate treat and be the perfect host! All without burning a hole in your pocket!!!

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Cutting the Wedding Cake, Punjabi Style

So, do you remember any urban Punjabi wedding that you attended in the past one decade or so, which didn’t have a cakes? Well, to be honest, I can’t. The face of the Indian weddings has totally changed in the past decade. Cakes have become and integral part of marriage parties, Punjabi weddings more so. And well, what we have today is a host of cake delivery specialists who make cakes that are not only totally English in taste, but also an absolute delight for the Indian eyes.

While Punjabis are known go way above than overboard while spending on weddings, we also admit that these events are also the ones we love to attend. With demonetisation beating drums over our heads, there may have been some changes in the wedding patterns, but cakes have not disappeared still, and are considered an indispensable part of a wedding gourmet, décor and the itinerary.

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Some Famous Indian Dishes and their interesting History of Origin

A nation of 29 states and 7 union territories, India boasts of varied demography. And when you speak of demography what better way to define it than food. With a range of cuisine from North to South and East to West, each state has its specialty and every single of it has its own story to tell.

Here are some of the famous Indian dishes and a few facts about its origin.

 Mysore-Pak

MysorePak :This sweet dish of Karnataka is known worldwide for its distinct taste. Made out of sugar, gram flour and a substantial amount of ghee (fat), this dish is considered a Royal sweet. The word Pak in Kannada means Sugar syrup.

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