Celebrate the Paltan from Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, with these 5 Desi Dishes

After a solid performance, enjoy Mumbai Indian's IPL 2019 innings with these popular Mumbai dishes.

With three Indian Premier League wins, Mumbai Indians is not a T20 you mess with. Backed by one of India’s largest and most successful business houses, Reliance Industries, no stone is ever left unturned to unsure stellar performances match after match. For IPL 2019, the Mumbai Indian team is captained by Rohit Sharma while Sri Lankan veteran Mahela Jayawardene is the head coach assisted by Robin Singh for batting, Shane Bond for bowling and James Pamment for fielding.

Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga and Kieron Pollard continue to be Mumbai Indians most bankable players, taking home the accolade for ‘player of the match’ through the 12th season of IPL.

Over the years, Mumbai Indians called DY Patil Sports Stadium and then Brabourne Stadium their home ground. But now Mumbai’s cricketing landmark Wankhede Stadium is home to IPL team. Watch a nail-biting match at Wankhede to head out to satiate the ravenous hunger that a T20 match can cause.

Everyone knows about vada pav, but here are five other dishes from Aamchi Mumbai that will leave you salivating.

Misal Pav
A spicy and piquant curry in which swims sprouted moong and other lentils, this is then generously layered w is served with pav, Mumbai’s answer to bread, along with a side of finely chopped onions and a slice of lime. Wash it down with a glass of chaas. There are many versions of the dish as you travel across Maharashtra with the heat and spice also changing per kilometer.
A few years ago, Mumbai’s Aaswad restaurant version of Misal Pav was recognised as the world’s most tasty vegetarian dish.

Eggs Kejriwal
Opposite to popular and erroneous belief, Eggs Kejriwal has nothing to do with the chief minister of Delhi but an egg-loving member of Willingdon Sports Club in Mumbai—Devi Prasad Kejriwal. The ridiculously simple dish is an assembly job of a toast generously layered with cheddar cheese atop which sits a gorgeously gooey sunny-side-up eggs sprinkled with finely chopped green chillies. Restaurants all across Mumbai have been using the Mumbai classic as inspiration to create their versions of this stellar eggs dish.

Bombil Fry
Mumbai’s beloved batter-fried fish, Bombil Fry, rules the heart and stomach because of the uncanny combination of crispy semolina coating and jelly like Bombay Duck. This particular species of fish is known for its almost gelatinous flesh when cooked and is a staple across the western coast of India. It’s called the Bombay Duck, since it travelled cross country via Bombay ‘Daak’ or mail, which reeked of the fish. Bombil Fry is generally shallow fried to control any breakage, you can also follow Chef Ranveer Brar’s Roasted Bombil recipe.

Keema Pav
A melting pot of cultures, Mumbai holds within it so many influences and one such are the Irani cafes. One dish stands out more than others—Keema Pav. Minced mutton (or chicken) is slow cooked in spices till it all comes together. The balance of flavours, which is both spicy and aromatic without overpowering your palate. You must make a beeline to any one of Mumbai’s Irani cafes to try out this delicacy. Alternatively, here is a simple keema pav recipe:

Ukadiche Modak
A Ganesh Chaturthi staple, the steamed modak is a favourite with everyone who has a sweet tooth. A rice dough is filled with caramelised coconut and then shaped into a dumpling. These dumplings are then steamed and offered to the elephant-headed Lord Ganesha’s favourite. Here’s a simple ukadiche modak recipe.

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