Have You Tried All Of Mumbai's Most Unique Pav Bhajis?

Jayati posted on 01 December

Ten-Second Takeaway

Think pav bhaji, think Mumbai. Oodles and oodles of layers of butter, cheese or even onion – pav bhaji may as well be the one thing Mumbaikars take pride in doing better in street food than Delhi. Reinvention is the name of the new food game, and good old comforting pav bhaji keeps reinventing itself. We bring to you the most unique ones from around town.

Pav Bhaji Fondue

Moving away from the traditional mix – time you hit up Spice Klub for a pav bhaji fondue. A desi take on the cheese fondue, this one is perfect for anyone who loves experimenting with food and bhaji. With a bowl of bhaji, which is thicker in its gravy served with tiny pav sticks to dip in – this one is great for a group outing.

Price: INR 395

Casual Dining

8-A, Janta Industrial Estate, Opp. Phoenix Mall, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai

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Pav Bhaji Cones

Isn’t life wonderful when there are so many variations to food – even with a dish that comes from the streets? 145 Kala Ghoda has its own special take on this – pav bhaji served in tiny cones. Keeping aside our hesitation to take this on, we decided to try it out . Lo and behold, it’s actually pretty great. The soft buns aka pavs compliment the buttery hot bhaji filling really well. Though the cones are quite tiny {good for starters}, it’s an innovation we approve of with our eating hearts.

Price: INR 200

Bars

145, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai

Pav Bhaji Tostados

A modern tale of love affair started off when Spanish tostados collided with desi pav bhaji. The Spare Kitchen, know for its quirky and off-beat Indian dishes put in a twist – a tostada {grilled base of thin bread} topped with bhaji, onions and spices. Deliciously satisfying, though slightly overpriced.

Price: INR 295

Fine Dining

Ground Floor, Hotel King's International Compound, 5, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai

Pav Bhaji Cheese Uttapam

This all-vegetarian South Indian eatery, Banana Leaf in Andheri is a great place to fix our brunch worries. That said, like every South-Indian fusion dish in town, they serve a unique dish – pav bhaji cheese uttapam. Filled with bhaji and cheese, this uttapam is rather a crazy one. Definitely not the oddest twist – they also have pineapple apple uttapam and and honey coconut dosa – it’s a rather filling dish.

Price: 170

Casual Dining

Shubham CHS, Opp. Vikram Petrol Pump, Juhu Versova Link Road, 7 Bungalows, Andheri West, Mumbai

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Pav Bhaji Pizza

From the same brand as Spice Klub, Rolling Pin offers a really interesting pizza. Bombay Spice Pizza Pie aka pav bhaji pizza is our modern day’s Batman. It’s not tat we need it, we deserve it. Base topped with bhaji and ultimately with oodles of cheese is a marvellous one. We love it and highly recommend it. Do remember to keep your hesitations at home – it’s slightly offbeat but worthy a try.

Price: INR 325

Cafes

12, Janta Industrial Estate, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai

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#LBBTip

It’s really spicy so we say get a bottle of coke to drown the flavours.