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Mumbai food

Dhan Sak

The Parsis of old prepared this rich (dhan means "wealth") dish with a mixture of mutton, tripe, several kinds of lentils, and many vegetables. Dhan Sak is traditional for celebrations and family gatherings.


A plain dish of rice and lentils, always accessible to the poor, the ill, and the homesick Indian abroad.

Min Vela Curry

A mixed-fish curry (pomfret, mullet, and mackerel are popular) with spices, tamarind, and coconut.

Bhel Puri

A very popular food sold by street vendors. Eaters use a small puffed bread to scoop up a sauce or chutney.

Bombay Duck

Although this dried fish preparation is world famous, it is more beloved by Anglo-Indians than by Indians.

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