Monday, May 28, 2012

Mumbai Beach Food

BM # 16   Day 6

 Today I shall take you guys to Mumbai beach. Juhu Beach. I just close my eyes and I am there.The lovely sight of the sun descending, with tints of red and orange…the sky looks breathtaking!...a little later lights and bulbs lit up this bubbly place and one can hear the giggling and screaming children.The splashing of waves gets lost with all the hustle and bustle..until one goes near the water.Merry go rounds…horse carts ..it all looks so very filmy…one can spot courting couples, newly wedded couples……a place for all.This is a very special beach where I was proposed…no wonder I love this place.

The beach is no longer clean…so you cant actually wade in the water,but..we can always enjoy the lovely food stalls here.They are a treat selling food from all over the world.The Mumbai food surely dominates..ah the sev puri…bhel puri…..pav bhaji..well today I have tried to get some of this Mumbai food for you. Hope you guys enjoy it.

Pav bhaji
(potatoes,peas cauliflower mashed in a tangy garlic tomato flavor)
Masala pav
(baked bread spiced up)
Tawa pulao
(rice spiced with a special spice and peas and tomato)
Tomato Lassan Chutney
(garlic and tomato chutney)
Kaanda keri salad
(raw mango and onion salad)
Masala papad
(buttered papad with spices)
Kacchi keri bark ka gola
(raw mango flavored Indian sorbet)


bhaaji 

masala pav

 tawa pulao

 kaanda keri salad

tomato lassan chutney

 masala papad

 kacchi keri gola

 Tawa Pulao

1cup........ rice
1................boiled potato,chopped
1................tomato, finely chopped
A handful peas
1tsp......... chopped onion
1tsp......... chopped capsicum
1tsp......... green chilly chopped finely
1tsp......... crushed garlic
Coriander leaves
¼ tsp...... red chilly pwd
½ tsp...... pav bhaji masala
¼ tsp ......black salt
Pinch turmeric pwd
Butter 

Boil the rice with salt making sure each grain is separate.Keep aside.
On a big tawa or a flat pan add 1tsp oil.
Add garlic,onion and capsicum.
Sauté for a min .
Add green chilly.
Add boied potatoes,boiled peas,tomatoes and all spices.
Sauté for a minute mixing all.
Add rice and mix well,making sure not to mash anything.
Sauté on full flame.
Serve with butter on top and garnish with coriander.


Tomato Lassan Chutney

2tbsp............... oil
2tbsp............... finely chopped garlic
1packet........... home made tomato puree
1tsp.................. red chilly pwd
1tsp.................. pav bhaji masala
½ tsp................ coriander pwd
 ¼ tsp............... black salt
¼ tsp................ kashmiri red chilly
A pinch hing
Salt to taste
1tsp butter
Heat oil.
Add garlic. Saute’.
Add the tomato puree, cook for 3-4 minutes .
Add all the spices and cook till oil seperates.
Check the seasonings,this should be spicy.
Add a blob of butter.


This goes to Valli's thali mela

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18 comments:

  1. Awesome Vaishali...love everything on the display!

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  2. Wow...My Favorite street foods..never tasted some of the foods in your display!!Looks Wonderful..
    Prabha's Cooking
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  3. This Thali looks great Vaishali and lovely Masala Papad its very tiny to be put into the thali but due to your decoration it looks really marvelous.

    Hema's Adugemane

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  4. Love the whole affair ...you just made me calm by describing the beach. Just reading and imagining the beach scenario by itself is so calming...I've bookmarked the tava pulao ...have been wanting to make them ...looks super yum!!!

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  5. Salivating here, this streat foods makes me drool..Am missing all these yummy foods.

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  6. Vaishali, every time I stop by your blog, I end up craving for the food that you've put up. I want some pao bhaji NOW!!!

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  7. wow...mouthwatering here,tomato lassan chutney,tawa pulao,masala pav looks too tempting...great effort Vaishali!loved your Thali series, amazing job!!
    Spicy Treats

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  8. wow!....delicious set up!...love each dish..masala vada pav - soo good!......chutney and pulao...yummy!...gola...yumm! memories!

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  9. OMG.. my mouth started watering as soon as I started reading the post.. Great job at recreating all these yummy beach dishes at home.. Kudos to you..

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  10. Thanks for taking me to the beach Vaishali.Enjoyed the dishes and the post :)

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  11. drooling over the pictures,looks yummy..thank you so much for the visual treat...

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  12. Miss all these yummy snacks of Juhu beach.. was living close to Juhu beach in Mumbai.

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  13. Lovely description of the beach.. You have transported me there.
    Loved all the snacks.

    Divya's Culinary Journey
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  14. Awesome spread! Will surely make Tomato Lassan Chutney next time I make Pav Bhaji.

    Thanks,
    Isha.

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