Recently, Where in South Mumbai I Had The Best Pav Bhaji?

Sardar Pav Bhaji, opposite Tardeo bus depot (South Mumbai) I had the best Pav Bhaji (vegetable curry on buttered bread).

Sardar Pav Bhaji is located within 10 minutes walking distance from Mumbai Central Railway Station.

If you are in South Mumbai close to Haji Ali or Shree Mahalakshmi Temple, Sardar pav bhaji one should visit for a mouth-watering, scrumptious pav bhaji loaded with Amul butter.

Sardar Ahmed established the eatery 56 years ago in the year 1966.

They have no branch.

Sardar Pav bhaji is iconic. It is one of the oldest and most famous pav bhaji centers in Mumbai city.

As per an internet search, I read, initially, Sardar Ahmed started as a small food joint serving nutritious mixed vegetable meals to the nearby mill workers. And later opened Sardar Pav Bhaji.

Sardar Pav Bhaji was referred by my sister to visit to have pav bhaji loaded with Amul butter.

I traveled quite a distance to visit Sardar Pav Bhaji.

Here there is a rule. Walk to the counter, give your name and the number of people with you to the person sitting and wait for your turn.

The minimum wait time is 20-30 minutes.

There are chairs to wait for elderly people. Queues are managed honestly.

Waiting in the queue for my turn and looking at the guys preparing the pav bhaji on the Tawa live activates my hunger.

Once I hear my name being called out, that’s the time to enter and have a seat. It is a hygienic place.

If you are solo, you may have to share the table with others.

Parking is a point of concern for both two/four wheelers.

Anyway, Amul Pav Bhaji, Amul Jain Pav Bhaji (Rs. 190), Cheese Pav Bhaji (Rs. 220), and Cheese Jain Pav Bhaji (Rs. 230) are a few options available. I guess all items arrive loaded with Amul butter.

I requested – Amul Pav Bhaji (Rs. 180) and a Thums Up (Rs. 25).

One plate Pav Bhaji comes with two Pav. Extra Pav is for 20 Rs. each.

Both Pav and the Bhaji were served piping hot. The Pav Bhaji was absolutely lip-smackingly tasty. Eating here is more than an experience. The spice & chili was not too much. A treat to the tongue. Because I love Amul butter it was heaven for me.

Bhaji was prepared with a mix of seasonal vegetables like capsicum, potatoes, peas, and tomato garnished with coriander leaves, finely chopped onions, and loaded with butter.

The best was that Pav Bhaji was not red-colored. No added food color maybe. It was more of a brownish color.

Service was good and attentive. The waiter keeps asking if you want anything more and will recommend other dishes and desserts such as Caramel Custard (Rs. 60) and Chocolate Mousse (Rs. 60).

I say – Sardar Pav Bhaji definitely needs to be on anybody’s list of famous Mumbai food places. Absolutely worth trying it at least once.

Though the Pav Bhaji was super buttery, yet was easy to digest.

Overall a very good experience.

What about you? When are you visiting?

Note: Parcels are also available.

Braj Ke Sawaiya

Braj Ke Sawaiya at Daan Ghati Mandir, Govardhan, Uttar Pradesh, India

This photo was taken at Daan Ghati Mandir, Govardhan, Uttar Pradesh.

(Translation in Hindi/English)

पहली दो लाइन में श्रीकृष्ण और गोवर्धन जी के रूप की चर्चा है ।

एक रूप में श्रीकृष्ण पुजारी बन गए है और एक रूप में श्रीकृष्ण गोवर्धन के रूप में प्रकट होकर दर्शन दे रहे है।

एक रूप से स्वयं पूजा कर रहे है और दूसरे रूप में स्वयं की पूजा हो रही है और हज़ार हाथ फैलाकर मांग मांग के प्रसाद खा रहे है।

In the first two lines, the form of Shri Krishna and Govardhan ji is discussed.

In one form Shri Krishna has become a priest and in another form Shri Krishna is appearing in the form of Govardhan.

In one form he is worshiping himself and in another form, again he is worshipped himself.

And having prasad by spreading a thousand hands.

दूसरी दोनों लाइनों का अर्थ है:

मुक्ति, गोपाल (श्रीकृष्ण) से कहती है – मैं सबको मुक्त करती हूँ पर मेरी मुक्ति कैसे हो आप यह बताये।

श्रीकृष्ण कहते है जब ब्रज रज उड़ के तुम्हारे मस्तक पर लगेगी तो मुक्ति तुम मुक्त हो जाओगी।

The meaning of the second two lines is:

Mukti tells Gopal (Shri Krishna) – I liberate everyone, but tell me how to be liberated?

Shri Krishna says: When Braj Raj (Dust) flies and is applied on your forehead then you will be liberated.

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