I was in Mumbai the first two weeks of Sept, 2010. I was researching street/snack foods. -For Gujarati food (hard to find in the US), check out Swati Snacks and Soam. -Bhel puri, pani puri, dahi puri, etc. - the stalls on Juhu and Chowpatty beaches, also Cream Centre at Chowpatty is well known for their chana bhatura, and it was good! -Loved the fresh juices at Haji Ali Juice Centre (at the entrance to walkway to the mosque) -Went to Badshah (near Crawford Market) to try their falooda -Also ate at ISKON (Hare Krishna temple) in Juhu for an interesting experience -One more....Tea Centre is a great little spot just off Marine Drive, walking distance from Marine Plaza Hotel and Oxford Bookstore. Owner Cyrus is great. It's open all day, a quiet respite for a wonderful variety of teas and lite bites. A little bit of heaven!
Does anyone have volunteer experience cooking at an ashram in southern India?
I recently returned from two weeks of food-focused travel in Mumbai and Kerala, and had the great opportunity to study and learn from local families and great teachers. Am looking for opportunity to go for 1-3 months and cook on a daily basis. If you've done this, I'd love to hear from you!