Khau Gallis (literally translated to eat streets) bristle with old-world charm. Stuck, somewhere between the 19th and 21st centuries, they have become the heart and soul of the City. Narrow, dingy and indelibly worn by the passage of time, they are the ultimate paradise for food lovers
There are a million hawkers in Bombay, and a multitude of Khau Gallis. About more than just the food though, and in a City whose inequality is often inescapable, they have brought together people from all walks of life. Paanwallas mingle with politicians. Students, film stars and feared gundas queue for pau bhaji special and lovers meet to hold hands, but never kiss. The masalas are exquisite and Indian pop music blares on rusted speakers.
Welcome to our Bombay Street Kitchen. A humble tribute to Indian street food and the Khau Gallis, that remain, an essential part of the fabric of life in India.More