/The Best Five Of Ghatkopar’s Khao Galli

The Best Five Of Ghatkopar’s Khao Galli

Ghatkopar is the Gujaratri colony of Central Mumbai region and the other region Ghatkopar has been most popular for is the proximity to the Famous Somaiya College Institute and now with it being one of the end stops of Metro, Western side of the city also has easier excess to region. The region is up and growing in every sense possible, with numerous locations undergoing construction for new buildings and so many famous joints opening their branches in the region. But Ghatkopar along with all these reasons have always been famous for it’s Khao Galli. The galli is walkable distance from the Railway station on the east side. While other popular Khao Gallis have either mixed variety of Veg & Non Veg or just Non-Veg food stalls, Ghatkopar’s is just Vegetarian centric but taste as promising as ever at almost every stall along with variety of cuisine and choices.

We will list you some of our favorites, being an ex-Somaite we have a lot of memories experiences with Ghatkopar’s Khao Galli. And all these favorites aren’t even distant from each other, you can simply stand at one spot and all you have to do is rotate to place an order every where.

1. WTC Pasta Stall:-

It had at least 50 variations of pastas to offer, from Maggi pasta to mix soss {their special red and white ‘sauce’ pasta}, pizzas pasta and our favourite and the most unique item on the menu, khichchiya pappad that has six different variations. Khichchiya papad is basically a papad that is first roasted, then topped with the delicious pasta sauce that they make with fresh cream, herbs and olive oil {yes, they use olive oil} – and served with shredded cheese on top. It’s crunchy, light and worth going in for a second round. Price: INR 100.

2. Jay Mashitala Juice Center:-

Right behind the pasta stall you’ll find this juice centre boasting of exotic shakes and juices. Ever felt you’ve been ripped off at a cafe for an Oreo shake, or a Ferraro rocher shake? Then this juice centre will satisfy your money qualms. The drinks are pretty cheap letting you help taste more than one variety of them at a time. But the best bit is observing the process of making the juice – almost art like the way it is served – in a glass with cut up tender coconut insides (in case of coconut milk shake). Price: INR 50 starting.

3. Hot Spot:-

Right beside WTC stall sits the Barbecue stand serving vegetarian barbecues in tikkas and rolls of baby corn, mushrooms, paneer, potato and more. The tikkas were scrumptious, just a tad bit spicy served with green chutney and onions. Price: INR 70 around.

4. Sai Swad Dosa:-

What momos is to Lajpat Nagar, Sai Swad’s dosas is to Ghatkopar khao galli. Stacked in a single row, these dosa stalls are famous for their whacky variety of dosa fillings like paneer schezwan, Maggi dosa or even pasta dosa. This joint is so popular that on weekends, expect to wait for 40 minutes to get your order. Their classic and really popular Gini dosa – with fillings of melted cheese, onions, capsicums and condiments for flavours served with a mix of green-white chutney and schezwan sauce. However, we especially love the fact that everyone worn aprons {upping the hygiene factor} and that it was all freshly made right before us. It’s served all fancy as well, cut up in small blocks topped with shredded cheese – nothing less than that of a gourmet restaurant’s take on the desi dosa. Price: INR 120.

5. Jain Pani Puri:-

Jain Pani Puri is just a stone’s away from Guru Kripa restaurant on the same stretch of road after crossing the tiny traffic signal. Price: INR 20.

As the name goes, they only make Jain-style pani puri – which includes a stuffing of besan boondi, red chilli powder and their assortment of masalas. The pieces are tiny so you don’t have to worry about dropping it all over you and really smooth and light – easing our insides up.

Disclaimer: The Khao Galli starts to open up at Five in the evening so going after six will skip you the unnecessary waiting period.