As seen in this beautifully designed cookbook, Mumbai is a city practically bursting at the seams with incredible food and with people who love to eat it. Each city across the Indian sub-continent celebrates its own distinct flavours, but with Mumbai’s cultural and economic promise attracting dreamers from across the country and beyond, the city boasts an intoxicating combination of Muslim, Gujarati, Goan, Coastal, South Indian, Parsi and of course local Maharashtrian influences.
Take a culinary tour, with recipes from the city’s khau gallis or ‘snack alleys’ such as local trademark vada pav (deep fried potato dumplings in a bun – basically: Mumbai’s burger) and the quintessential Bombay Sandwich, along with street food from all over India (such as pani puri, dosa, samosas and parathas); as well as the curries, thalis and breadth of modern and traditional dishes served in restaurants and homes alike.
Mumbai is an explorer’s dream and a food-lover’s paradise. Mumbai Local brings you 70 recipes for the dishes that define the city, so you can capture the magic of Mumbai at home.
Jessi Singh was born in a humble village in India, and spent his formative years living a literal farm-to-table experience. Jessi and his wife Jennifer moved to the USA in 2014 and opened Babu Ji NYC in the East Village, where they received immediate acclaim, becoming one of the year’s buzziest restaurants. Jessi has since partnered with famed sommelier Rajat Parr to open Bibi Ji — a wine bar, restaurant and bottle shop in Santa Barbara, California. Jessi recently moved to Australia to open venues in Melbourne and Sydney.
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