Chhole, Keema & Even Poha: The Best Samosas In Mumbai & Where To Eat Them

Jayati posted on 25 May

Ten-Second Takeaway

We spoke to a few Mumbaikars and have rounded up the best and the most unique samosas in the city. Do you have your own favourite samosa joint? Do tell us here.

Guru Kripa, Sion

If you’ve been in Mumbai long enough, and haven’t dipped your samosas in Guru Kripa’s chhole, then what are you even doing? The samosa chhole at the 41-year old Guru Kripa in Sion are one of the best we’ve personally had. They’re hot, made fresh every day and come with a plate of chhole. A fun fact: almost 30,000 samosas from here are delivered to cinemas across the city under the name A1 samosas.

Price: INR 37 a plate

#LBBTip: The Thackerays order from here often.

Fast Food Restaurants

40, Near SIES College, Road 24, Sion, Mumbai

Tewari Bros Mithaiwala, Juhu

This shop goes all the way back to when it first opened up in Opera House in South Mumbai. Now they have a sprawling shop in Juhu, and their aloo samosas are an absolute delight. A favourite among the regular guests, they have been serving delish samosas for the longest time. They’re crispy, fatty and full of well-spiced aloo filling, served with a side of green chutney.

Sweet Shops

Juhu Supreme Shopping Centre, JVPD, Juhu, Mumbai

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Sindhu Sweets, Khar West

Hot pipping potato filled samosa served yet again with pipping hot chhole is what every Delhi walas dreams are made of. Except if you’re in Mumbai, just pop over to Sindhu Sweets outside Khar station and have an indulgent snack post-office. Or whenever. This is a no-judgement space. The samosa here is fried fresh in regular batches and is really popular with the railway commuters. Just got to step out and get one.

Price: INR 40 for a plate {given with chholey and green chutney}

Sweet Shops

3, Satguru Shopping Centre, Ram Krishna Nagar, 3rd Road, Khar West, Mumbai

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Lashkara By Punjab Sweet House, Bandra West

Right next to 5 Spice in Bandra, Punjab Sweet House for its namesake keeps up its standard of serving one of the best samosas in the city. It’s a joint perfect for getting quick snacks post-work, with your family on Sundays or when the cravings for samosas set in.

Price: INR 30

Sweet Shops

Shop 3 & 7, Dheeraj Arcade, Pali Naka, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai

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Manoj Sandwichwala, Heera Panna

Mumbai’s street food is vibrant and really experimental. So of course, there’s a samosa sandwich awaiting us. Right outside Heera Panna Shopping complex, Manoj Sandwichwalla with his tiny cart comes and sells tasty samosa sandwiches.

The crispy samosas are broken down, topped with tomatoes, lathered with loads of green chutney and a little bit of spices and then served between bread. He comes there generally 5pm onwards, so do give this one a try.

Fast Food Restaurants

Outside Heera Panna Shopping Complex, Opp. Hajiali Dargah, Tardeo, Mumbai

    Pankaj Farsan, Vile Parle East

    Pankaj Farson is another oldie but a goodie. Pankaj Farsan started off in the 1970s selling the delish samosas and freshly made thin-potato waffers which is now a tiny shop.

    The samosas here an absolute delight, though they do sell out quickly so make sure to head there early in the evenings. They have Punjabi samosas and even Jain samosas.

    #LBBTip: We’ve been told the waffers are a specialty of Farsan. They are made fresh everyday, so if you’re in the mood, go there 8am onwards to get them pipping hot.

    Sweet Shops

    20, Shridhar Apartment, Hanuman Road, Vile Parle East, Mumbai

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    Jeff Caterers, Bandra West

    Jeff Caterers on Chapel Road, Bandra West has been around for ages now. It’s a popular snacking joint with the Bandra folks.

    It’s a hole in the wall but serve really good Mughlai food, from your kebabs to biryani and yes, mutton kheema samosa. The minced meat is filled in the samosa, which is then deep fried, served fresh with chutney or ketchup {whatever’s your poison}.

    Fast Food Restaurants

    143-A, Noor Manzil, Chapel Road, Ranwar, Bandra West, Mumbai

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    Ladu Samrat, Lalbag

    Ladu Samrat is a popular Maharashtrian snack joint in Dadar. They have been serving their snacks for a few decades now, and still get it right. Frequented by the office-goers and residents of the area, it’s classic case of oldie but a goodie.

    Of course, it’s also a good place for their Punjabi samosa plate. Served with chutney and love, it’s a no brainer place to be on this list. Heads up, post 5pm it gets really crowded so head there before it.

    Price: INR 34 {for a plate of samosa}

    Casual Dining

    1 & 2 Habib Terrace, Dr Ambedkar Road, Lalbaug, Parel, Mumbai

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