Our host works long hours six days a week but still spent his single free day with us. Our dayout started with a late breakfast and roamed around the whole day through this fascinating island city.
Breakfast with Sabudana Khichdi
|Sabudana Khichdi at Gypsy, Dadar|
Bajri Roti, Bharli Vangi and Phulgobi Rassa
Masala Bhat -- this I'm going to learn, too.
Thalipeeth of Millet with Curd -- I was very curious about this dish because M_ has already invited me to her place sometime later to taste thalipeeth made by herself. She told me thatshe got bhajNi through online shopping to prepare Thalipeeth at home.
Mumba Devi TemplePhotography is prohibited in Mumba Devi Temple premises. Outside at the entrance we were given boxes of sweets flower and a piece of new cloth (I don't know the exact term for this cloth because I am not very familiar with Pujas). The sweets were like sugar bombs! Just like me, our host also doesn't have sweet teeth and cried out for water as he put one into his mouth. After we did Puja with them, the sweets are Prasad of God. And Prasad is something not to refuse.
|Mumba Devi's Prasad|
After visiting Mumbai I realised why M_ said that she took time to understand the concept of "bikal, late afternoon in kolkata.Unlike Kolkata evenings are sunny and much longer here. It reminded me of European summer evenings. Snacking on a beach basking in the mellowing evening sun in a metro city? Remarkable indeed! And beautiful!