So I was traveling around India this week (mainly Mumbai & a tiny village in Rajasthan) , and what I looked forward to the most is the street eats. Discovering the popular places require the time and as for me , I didn’t really have that – Thanks to a corporate job I work at! So I decided to have food on the go , and trust me .. the places I discovered were beyond amazing.
One thing I can tell is India is so rich in its taste ! Like when it comes to food , even the tiniest street stalls have an amazing variety and striking taste. (Only if your stomach can handle that)
So enroute to a little Village called Nathdwara on the outskirts of Udaipur >
Now this is a Hindu religious place, so its a given that you would only find vegetarian food out here, being an avid Zomato follower , I decided to check if it had made its way to this little place .. and to my disappointment , it hasn’t (yet) .
Street Side Chai
So first thing I want to highlight is the Chai . Here the Chai is served in little mud made cups also called “Kupli” .
Breakfast Near the Music Shop
The next thing is the breakfast , so people here usually have some Puffed Rice also called ‘Poha’ in Hindi and some ‘Fafda’ (I am sorry , I don’t know what to call it in English) .. its made of Chick-pea flour and many spices served along with some fried & salted chilli pieces . I wish I could be more descriptive of it but I know how to eat food , not make it (Sorry Mom) .
Breakfast and few cups of Chai later , we head for Thali at this very famous Thali Place called ‘Rajbhog’ . We usually have lunch at this place whenever we visit here. Its a family run place and the members of the family serve and make the food. Their hospitality is amazing and homely , and their food extremely heavy. The Ghee Clad roti’s and the number of curries and the rice to go with it could fill you up for the whole day!
Unfortunately , I couldn’t review this one on Zomato since it isn’t listed there.
After all the banter and running during the rest of the day , the dinner is light and usually at a very lit place which is known as the Chowpatty (Ask anyone there and they’ll guide you )
This place has many tiny stalls selling things ranging from sandwiches , to pizzas, to south indian food to north indian food.
I tried the Sandwich , Dosa , Pizza , Pav Bhaji , Rabri from the stall on the extreme right which also has a sitting place (Unfortunately I don’t have the name for it , cuz well it wasn’t written anywhere ) – But here is what the Menu looks like –
The sandwich was basic mix veg sandwich, a personal note – skip the chutney along with it for the long of your stomach. Next the Pizza was nothing but cheese and ketchup on the pizza , but cmon one cannot expect some fancy italian standard .. so this did well in my books for the place . The Pav Bhaji and Dosa were both bursting with flavours! Do not miss it, give it a shot.
Many options to choose from , all equally amazing in taste .
Shrinathji Ice Cream Bhandar
I swear that’s the name . So it is run by one guy , almost inside one of the spices shop .. selling 3 flavours of natural ice cream. I swear I could have finished the whole box alone. They were all natural icecreams , made of ingredients list ‘Malai’ , Dry Fruits , Mango etc.
Every scoop was worth it.
That was all I could eat in two days .