By Tara Bose Kapur
Mumbai is all set to welcome the city’s most beloved Lord Ganesha on September 13. The dishes prepared during the festival vary from day to day and from place to place. Here is a definitive list of eateries and dishes you can try during the festival.
While going all over the city for Ganapati darshan, make sure you bookmark these eateries famed for their Maharashtrian Ganapati delicacies and make a pet puja stop.
Prakash Dugdha Mandir, Girgaum
This modest, tiny and value for money eatery is known for its rajgirha puri, sabudana wada, shrikhand, thalipeeth and kharas
Mama Kane’s Swacha Uphargriha, Dadar (West)
Best known for misal and piyush and very popular for its Maharashtrian thali, which is also available in a mini-helping
Sujata Uphar Griha, Girgaum, Thakurdwar
Eat the varan bhaat and dalimbi usal. For dessert, have the kesari shrikhand, kharwas or just save space for the puranpoli
Bombay Canteen, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel
One of the few places serving up the famed rishi bhaji which is prepared on Rishi Panchami, the day after Ganesh Chaturthi
And now for the sweets! Modaks rule, sharing pride of place with puranpoli and karanji. This festival isn’t complete without modaks. Whether you prefer the traditional ukadiche, the deep fried kind or the mawa and motichoor modak, the best places to indulge in the quintessential Ganapati sweet treat are listed here.
For the best modaks in Mumbai. Have the ukadiche, goodies made from coconut, jaggery and sugar, placed in a thin rice flour wrap and steamed, before a ghee topping.
Adarsh Mithai Mandir, Grant Road
Most famous for their mawa modaks. Their cashew, fig and mango modak’s also very popular.
Madhuri Puranpoli, Vile Parle
Delivers only puranpoli, which are home-made, fresh and delicious
Panshikar, Girgaum, Dadar, Matunga, Bandra East, Goregaon and Vile Parle (East)
Best for karanji, the sweet made in every Maharashtrian home for Ganapati and Diwali
MM Mithaiwala. Malad West
Famed for its contemporary range of modaks – the classic kesar peda malai modak. the colourful rangoli modak, the kaju modak and the shahi barfi modak
Feast on shrikhand, puranpoli, kharwas and modak
About Must-spots for Pet Puja this Ganapati fest
Feast on modaks of all types to thalipeeth and rajgirha puri this festival season, writes Tara Bose Kapur
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Posted on Sep 11, 2018
Tara Bose Kapur is a foodie, a foodie and a foodie. When she’s not discussing food, she’s possibly talking about food. But there’s loads (or loaves) more that she does in life. Like being a communications consultant to the rich, famous and needy, and advising some of the hottest brands in the world in PR. And she runs a chhota bakery in Bandra that makes some yum (and sinful) stuff. For Xyngr, Tara Bose Kapur reviews eatspots around town. Xyngr reviews anonymously and pays for its meals.