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Top 5 Outstanding Parsi Dishes And Where To Find Them In Mumbai

Check out these traditional Parsi eats at restaurants near you

16 Aug, 2022 by Reeth Naomi Puri

Check out these traditional Parsi eats at restaurants near you

The Parsi community is a well-established welcoming and food-loving community that’s been an integral part of the Indian culture for over a century, their cuisine is well intertwined with influences of Iranian, British, Portuguese, Goan and Gujarati cuisine. The Parsi restaurants of Mumbai are deeply rooted in the culinary landscape of the city.

Authentic Parsi food brings to mind spiced preparations with a balance of sweet, spicy, and sour flavors and just the mention of dishes like Dhan Sak, Kolmi fry, Patra Ni Machi and Lagan Nu Custard, make you salivate on queue. For you to witness and enjoy the same, we have put together a list of traditional Parsi delectables and where you can find them!

Mutton Berry Pulao @ SodaBottleOpenerWala - Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Western Suburbs

This all-famous Parsi restaurant chain has been orienting pallets with a typical Bombay-style Parsi cuisine for a few years now. The charmingly stereotypically quaint interiors with the aroma of traditional bawa delights wafting through, is an invitation itself to come and chow down on their wholesome food. The Mutton Berry Pulao here is not to be missed (A veggie option is also available of the same), this picturesque, aromatic and flavorful rice is slow-cooked with juicy morsels of Mutton, quite like a Biryani, golden sliced fried Onions and tart and sweet currants folded through and garnishing the Rice, gives this preparation an unforgettable burst of flavor.

Other recommendations: Kolmi Fry, Bohri Keema Pav, Toblerone Mousse and Tareli Macchi

Cost for two: ₹ 1300

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Jardaloo Salli Boti @ Jimmy Boy,Fort, South Mumbai

Tucked away in a cozy corner of a heritage building in Fort, this family restaurant established in 1925, boasts the concept of Lagan nu Bhonu (Parsi wedding food), making Jimmy Boy the ideal place to enjoy homely Parsi fare and warm hospitality. Amongst all the wonderful delights served here the ‘Jardaloo Salli Boti’ steals the show, a feast of Boneless, tender tangy Mutton with sweet Apricots and crispy fried Salli Potato straws, proves to be the ultimate hug from within.

Other recommendations: Patra Ni Machi, Nkeema pav, chicken berry pulao, dhansak, Dhun dal and prawn’s patio.

Cost for two ₹ 800

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Patra Ni Machli @ Gallops, Mahalaxmi, South Mumbai

Pristine views of the racecourse and lush green lawns with walking tracks all around, Gallops is the ideal spot to unwind and enjoy age old classic preparations, Parsi and otherwise! They frequently roll our promotional menus on Navroz and other special occasions. A frequently ordered item which has been a crowd favourite since inception, this chutney marinated preparation is available with Silver Pomfret and Indian Salmon.

Other recommendations: Wild Mushroom and Truffle Soup, Paya Shorba, Alleppey Fish Curry, Alleppey Fish Curry

Cost for two: ₹ 1800

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Dhan Sak @ Britannia & Company Restaurant, Fort, South Mumbai

One of the oldest Parsi restaurants in Mumbai, Britannia and Co’s legacy still goes strong and is an integral part of Mumbai’s historical story. Only opening for lunch this bustling rustic café is known for pioneering the introduction of many well-known Parsi/ indo Persian delicacies, one of which being Mutton Dhansak – a rich pred mixture of lentils and vegetables including nuggets of tender smoky Mutton, paired with a plate of Meatball studded rice. This dish is a lip-smacking meal in itself!

Other recommendations: Caramel Custard, Chicken Berry Pulav, Sali boti, Kheema Biryani, Mutton Cutlet

Cost for two: ₹ 1000

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Kheema Pav @ Kyani & Co., Marine Lines, South Mumbai

This quintessential Parsi café serves up nostalgia with its vintage chequered table cloths, old-school wooden furniture and huge display jars of cookies and biscuits, Kyani & Co makes you lose track of time as you devour their Parsi specialties. Though it is famous for its bakery items like Puddings, Cherry Custard, Lagan Nu Custard, Biscuits and Cream Puff, the signature Kheema is a highly acclaimed favorite. This also comes served with a Cheese Omelette making it a very pocket-friendly yet filling breakfast option.

Other recommendations: Chicken Cheese Bhurji, Chicken Irani Kebab, Rum Ball, Chicken Salami Sandwich and Raspberry Soda

Cost for two: ₹ 500

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Marine Lines, South Mumbai
300 for two approx

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