11 Reviews / 12 Ratings
You get awesome calcutta rolls out here. To hell with its location but the food is really good. People from kolkata if you are missing calcutta rolls in Mumbai you will definitely find them here do try the egg chicken roll and fish fry. definitely worth a try.
The truest Calcutta Street Food
As mentioned by 'Grunthos' this is the only place in Mumbai with Mughlai parathas. Also the egg chop or 'Devil' as it is known amongst us Bongs is quite good!! So basically satisfies the hunger for true street side Calcutta Rolls.
Now where can we get good Phuchkas ;)
Finally some Moghlai Paratha
I had been waiting for a long time to dig my teeth into a Moghlai Paratha. Alas, all the bengali places in the city - Oh Calcutta, Hooghly etc do not feature it on their menu. Then I happened to chance on Bhima's here and wasted no time in trying it out
For people who are ignorant of Moghlai Paratha, its a dish native to Calcutta and can be described as a paratha stuffed with raw egg beaten with onions and fried/cooked on a tava. Usually served with aloo sabji. You can also stuff cooked chicken along with the egg in the paratha.
Gave them a call and took directions. Its situated close to Indian Oil Nagar on J.P. Road, but when I reached there, I had difficulty finding the place. When I found it, I was a little taken aback - it is a proper thela, a cart parked on the pavement. There is no place to sit and eat there - though they do have a couple of plastic stools lying around.
Like proper street food, hygiene standards do not match up to the restaurants, so if you are the delicate stomach variety, you should probably stay away. But if you do decide to indulge yourself, you wont be disapponted !! Chicken stuffed Moghlai paratha is priced at Rs 50 only and its exactly how it should be. Chicken roll is similarly priced and there is no way you can eat anything else if you have had a roll and a paratha. Both of them were really delicious - though quite greasy.
For veggies the only option is veg roll (with or without cheese) - its mainly aloo based but I thought it was very tasty. Apart from rolls and Moghlai paratha, they stock on chicken cutlets and devils (egg cutlets). Though remember to ask them to put very little of green chillies (I found out the hard way - the chillies they use is ridiculously hot - and I can take a chilli or two)
Deducting one star for cleanliness and the overdose of oil. But it is still lip smacking food and worth an indulgence once in a while.
Rock and Rolls!!
My friend Rituparna Das introduced me to this place. Don't go by the look of the stall.. its really unkempt and shabby. But the food they serve is really good. Firstly, this is the only Bengali stall in entire Mumbai that serves Moghali parathas (paraths stuffed with chicken keema, onions and 2 pcs of eggs) Its like a meal by itself, coz it's served with alu masala. The price would be Rs 45.
There chicken rolls are different from the one thats served at Hangla's or Hoogli or Kolkata Connection. The quantity of chicken is really good and worth every penny you spend.
They also have deemer devil (egg chop) and chicken cutlets. They have vegetable chops and fish cutlet also. They serve fresh and shut by 10pm everyday coz they have a reputation of total sold out store.
Beema also puts up stall at Goregaon Durga Puja for four days. Don't miss it!
Yum Street Fare
Hey there folks, this place only gets as many stars I'm giving it because its great street food, its exactly what you should be expecting from a roadside calcutta roll fellow.
Its greasy, its unhealthy beyond belief, its made by years of know-how, its quantities are generous, its very messy, and its DELICIOUS.
Health freaks, go elsewhere, food freaks, you GOTTA try this place, it doesn't disappoint. That being said, make sure you are one of those stomach-of-cast-iron types, or you may not last this scrumptious and wonderful experience.
Calcutta.....smell, taste the works
A small dingy cart just before the gurudwara, in business since nearly 1999. Typical Calcutta rolls including the smell, taste & price. Value for money stuff. You will find it populated by college crowd or even service people getting down at the bus stop, picking up a couple of rolls on their way home. Some of the old timers continue parking their cars & having a roll, before the drive off. Closes by 10 pm. On & off good delivery service most of the time. Consistency in taste has been maintained. Has been featured by midday etc.:) Definitely worth a dekho!