- Two koraishuti (peas) kochuri. Kochuri is like a paratha which is made with flour, fried in oil and stuffed with crushed peas. It is served a potato curry
- a vegetable chop (mashed beetroot, potatoes, and peanuts, coated with bread crumbs and deep fried)
- 100 grammes bonde (called boondi in Hindi). This is a favoured Bengali breakfast dessert which I had with coffee
I got this home and had it while reading the Sunday papers. All of this cost me about 55 Rs or one USD. In Calcutta it would cost me a third of that.
I felt really good after breakfast and then went to the Khar market and bought sweet water fish which Bengalis are fond of - rui (river carp) and parshe. Kainaz, my Parsi wife is fond of both, especially parshe which they call boi.
A lot has been written about the city of Mumbai in the last few days after the terror attack. Well this is a perfect example of why I love the city. I am a Bengali from the other end of India. And yet one feels so at home here. That, to me, is what Bombay is all about.
Can Mumbai top that?