Jallssa Indian Fastfood - Street food of India is the food sold by hawkers from portable stalls in Mumbai and other Indian cities. It is one of the characteristics of every Indian city. Indian cities are known for its distinctive street foods. Although street food is common all over India, street food in Mumbai is noted because people from all economic classes eat on the roadside almost round the clock and it is sometimes felt that the taste of street food is better than restaurants in the city. Many Mumbaikars like a small snack on the road in the evening. People of Mumbai cut across barriers of class, religion, gender and ethnicity are passionate about street food. Street food vendors are credited by some for developing the city’s food culture. Street food in Mumbai is relatively inexpensive as compared to restaurants and vendors tend to be clustered around crowded areas such as colleges and railway stations. Among many such items, Chaat is a favourite. Chaat is the classic Mumbai street food, a catch all-term for a savoury medley of ingredients which may include potatoes, gram flour discs, onions, yogurt, chick peas, mint, peanuts and various chutneys.
There will always be those Mumbaikars who tell you that street snacks eaten in restaurants just can’t compare with the authentic fare of “Raju the blind bhelwala at the second open drain behind the Taj.”