Jallssa Fast Food4 McLaughlin Road South, Unit 11 Brampton, ON L6Y 3B2
Street food of India is the food sold by hawkers from portable stalls in Mumbai and other Indian cities. It is one of the characteristics of every Indian city. Indian cities are known for its distinctive street foods. Although street food is common all over India, street food in Mumbai is noted because people from all economic classes eat on the roadside almost round the clock and it is sometimes felt that the taste of street food is better than restaurants in the city. Many Mumbaikars like a small snack on the road in the evening. People of Mumbai cut across barriers of class, religion, gender and ethnicity are passionate about street food. Street food vendors are credited by some for developing the city’s food culture. Street food in Mumbai is relatively inexpensive as compared to restaurants and vendors tend to be clustered around crowded areas such as colleges and railway stations.
Among many such items, Chaat is a favourite. Chaat is the classic Mumbai street food, a catch all-term for a savoury medley of ingredients which may include potatoes, gram flour discs, onions, yogurt, chick peas, mint, peanuts and various chutneys. Try the pani puri (crisp dough spheres filled with potatoes, sprouts and a tart date-tamarind sauce that burst deliciously onto your palate), bhel puri (puffed rice mixed with onions, tomatoes, mint chutney, crunchy gram flour threads, peanuts, lemon juice and coriander). Another quintessential Mumbai meal-snack is pav bhaji – toasted buns heaped with a sinful, buttery vegetable hash and ragda pattice (toasted potato cakes with chickpeas)
There will always be those Mumbaikars who tell you that street snacks eaten in restaurants just can’t compare with the authentic fare of “Raju the blind bhelwala at the second open drain behind the Taj.” They are probably right. There’s something about the down-and-dirtiness of real street fare that makes it all the tastier. The best vendors are usually to be found outside colleges and railway stations.
And now, Jallssa Indian Fast Food strives to bring the same taste of typical Indian Street Food to foodies living in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and surrounding cities. At Jallssa, our passion is great food and we use hand picked spices sourced specially from India. Come, relive the moments or create your own memories at Jallssa Indian Fast Food.