… as its being called lately, though i still prefer the good ole “Bombay”. Its a city of life, a melting pot of all the different religions and castes of India, a city of many foods and of course Bollywood. I didn’t get a chance to make anything and take pictures, but i did make it a point to get out n go to the market and take a few pictures to share with all of you, to show you how we do it …. ” Da Bombay e-style”
The ” bhaji wala ” – vegetable guy .
Irresistibly fresh veggies. I always end up buying more than i need.
Basil and garlic chives sold in little plastic bags.
Was mesmerized by this beggars eyes, in the market.
More fresh veggies.
One bored apple vendor. When will this damn day get over
These are called “Pani Puris”. Little fried hollow crispy ball kinda things filled with mashed potato , and some sweet chutney followed by some spicy and tangy water. All to be eaten in one bite and it just explodes in your mouth. Yum Yum. Usually when u buy 1 plate, u get served 6 to 8 puris and the vendor makes each one with his own hands and serves it to you. When u finish one u extend your cup forward for another one. Truly a Bombay favourite.
This old lady is using the most preferred hand scale, to weigh the cauliflower
This man is selling some spiced fresh peas. Stands there from morning to evening, trying to make a living out of that. Life aint easy !
1 eunuch and a friend by the post box.
Lovely fragrant garlic , different quality different prices.
Whole wheat for sale.
followed by all kinds of rice,
and whole corriander seeds and 3 kinds of dried chillis.
Hahaha this ones my fav. The typical Bombay traffic cop. Dark middle aged fellow with an enormous belly. And in the background the B.E.S.T. bus.
Transports thousands of Bombay-its all over the city everyday. Gotta love it
Clay drinking filter water pots – ” Matka ”
This lady is selling “Pokh “, comes from the neighbouring city Surat in Gujarat. It is fresh jowar (sorgum) seeds, harvested early and baked in clay kilns till they fall off the pods and then collected and eaten with spicy sev. Delicious…. i grew up on this stuff.
Hehehe this man with his enormous mustache is selling all deep fried savoury goodies, which every Indian is addicted to .
The famous auto rickshaw. Very very popular and most preferred mode of public transport. When u catch one of these be prepared to hear blaring loud music and, and feel every bump in the road. U’ll be addicted i ‘m warning you.
By the mosque …
Some more deep fried artery clogging savoury snacks.
Fresh potatoes, onions and garlic
Sugarcane juice ! Take one cane pass it through this machine, then fold it over , squeeze a piece of ginger and a lime in between and pass it through the machine again and fold it over and keep goin on till u’ve squeesed the life out of the damn cane, collect the juice in a pail below chuck in some ice and ta da fresh fresh sugarcane juice !
Some aunties who prefer comming in at sunset to shop to catch better deal with the vegetable vendor. In this case for some fresh pea pods. I wish u could hear them bargaining away … haha
this was in Santacruz market in the inside where they sell kitchen utensils. Small n dingy place but u can find every damn thing in there for a gr8 price.
Bangles anyone ?
This hawker here has got on offer some peanuts , spiced peanuts , some kind of chickpeas and flatted and rolled out chickpeas. Will add some chopped onion n tomatoes with a nice tangy spice.
Late night shopping for footwear at Linking road , Bandra
And last but not the least , the “Ghoda Gadi ” literally translated to horse car.
Hope you all have wonderful and joyous holidays , Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ….