You are here

The Mumbai Heat

vandana's picture

Today decided to take a walk on the streets of Mumbai. The street food of Mumbai is known for its huge variety and taste. Ranging from the bhelpuri, pani puri, the vada pav to pav bhaji and many more. However, with the rising mercury levels I decided to explore a few of the food options that people prefer to keep cool during summer.


The Mumbai heat is beginning to get unbearable. Getting out of the house during the daytime means feeling absolutely exhausted and drained out by the time you are back. The scorching sun and the high humidity levels have made it very difficult. However, the office goers and those in a marketing job really do not have an option but to bear it all.


There are several food and drinks stalls that have good business during the summer. The sugarcane juice centers are definitely a familiar sight on the streets of Mumbai. The rising temperatures have made it time for brisk business for these centers. Refreshing tall glasses of sugarcane juice is really tasty. However, what one needs to be careful about is the ice that goes into the glass of juice.


The fruit stalls have come up along each nook and corner. The colorful and vibrant decorated plate of fruits is a combination of slices of papaya, watermelon and pineapple. Truly inviting to say the least. Passers by on a holiday and those working find it absolutely refreshing, considering the heat.


Some of the other options to counter the heat include the fruit juice stalls and the cucumber stalls which sell sliced cucumber spiced up with a powdered mixture (a secret combination of red chilli powder and a host of other masala powder with salt).
We definitely know how to adapt to the changing flavors of nature with nice and varied Thanda Thanda cool cool options.



Rate This

Your rating: None
4.375
Average: 4.4 (4 votes)

8 Comments

vikas.kumar's picture
Hi Vandana. Thanks for this post. Its nice to finally see someone from mumbai getting active on this site. For summers, there's also the eternal favourite gola (ice popsicle)! People can choose from a host of flavours. My favourite is the Bombay Kala Khatta...I've often stopped at Juhu Beach just to slurp on a gola...
vandana's picture
Thanks Vikas. Ya the gola is a great way to beat the summer heat and what amazing colors and tastes.
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Good to see the new look of Mumbai with watermelon and sugar cane. Nodoubt watermelon would be the best street fruit choice for summer.
AnjaliD's picture
I used to complain a lot abt Bombay heat when I was young. But then it all stopped after I visited Andhra Pradesh after I got married :) Yaar, Bombay heat is very mild compared to Andhra summer. ( BTW, it will always be Bombay for me and never Mumbai. I refuse to call it Mumbai :). And come to think of it, I am a pukka Marathi girl :)) )
shantihhh's picture
Hottest place I have ever been is in August in Jodphur in a factory in a metal building. They said it was "only" 132 deg F outside. couldn't drink enough watr-no mater if I just kept drinking and drinking-really gives you a headache. Shanti/Mary-Anne
vandana's picture
Yes Anjali , I do agree with you on that as I spent 6 years in Visakhapatnam and know just how bad the heat can be.
vandana's picture
That must have been quite bad Shantihh.
shantihhh's picture
I have never felt such heat-made me feel quite sick. We have had a record here o116 deg F one time-dreadful-just stay in AC and drink ice tea-no eating. Shanti/Mary-Anne