During this visit to Mumbai, we took Meera on a day-trip to the Elephanta Caves at Gharapuri, Mumbai (see Google Map). I worried how Meera will take to the hour-long boat ride. Nothing to worry, she was her curious self and a real trooper. Meera pics in another post.
While we carried snacks for Meera, we were hungry and ended up eating butta – slow roasted the maize (indian corn) on a open charcoal shekdi (grill). Rs 15 each! Bestest!
And the best part – the lady smears the butta with a halved lemon, dabbed in salt and red-chilli powder. Gives a nice zing to my eager palate.
Here is a butta wallah from a few years ago.
Elephanta is an easy trip from Gateway of India. Plan 2 hours for travel back and forth and another 2-3 hours at the caves. Avoid weekends! Take the earliest boat starting at 8:30 am.
Mumbai Street Foods:
- Asli Vada Pav
- Bademiya: Colaba’s Culinary firmament
- Shri Krishna Batatavada
- Limbu paani: Lemonade and Meera’s Right Foot
- Chanawallah: Quintessential Mumbai