- Maansokta Khavyagiri (Foodieness till Heart Contents)
Food is what attracts you to a place with the name & memories it associates for you which make you go there. For me the Name itself is nostalgic - Girgaon Katta (Katta meaning a common seating-meeting place - a very common place for friends to meet & eat + Girgaon being very heart of Mumbai). Girgaon Katta a place for reminding us of the eateries & seating which were in Mumbai. The line Maansokta Khavyagiri (Marathi - Means Till Heart Contents Foodieness) itself is so apt!!
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General Tip: If a Eatery is crowded its good but if there is heavy line outside it even better. In this case i waited for 10-12 mins people were pouring in behind me. I was allotted a table (By a able & courteous staff even after being so crowded).
|Literally Means: Satiating Hunger|
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The place is Pure Veg still the menu is full of varied & lovely dishes (Try them all i recommend!!). It has Snack dishes, Fasting dishes & Normal dishes, Lunch Thaali (Although Limited portion size but lovely taste).
The Sweets section on the menu is something which you dont want to miss even of you dont have a sweet tooth. Many dishes you find in typical marathi homes & speciality eateries like this.
I started the foodtastic journey (Read: A blissful 45 mins Journey into something i love!!) by ordering a plate of Onion Bhajias, Vadas (Of Vada Pav), A plate of Misal, and a plate of single Thalipeeth. Just to start..Well these are one of the very well known dishes apart from Fasting Dishes like Sabudana Wada & Sabudana Khichdi (Which i decided to skip)
|Misal Pav - A Tasty Spicy Dish|
Misal Pav: It was fabulous spicy dish with lentils, poha in it perfect to start the foodie treat & with pav assal marathi dish.
|A Plate of Hot piping Vadas|
A Plate of Vadas. Light coating of chickpea batter (Perfectly cooked and completely home like). Inside filling of potato reminded me of the vadas eaten in dadar and at home. Its served with garlic red chutney and a mix chutney of tamarind & coriander. Mind you they were piping hot.
With all this lovely food i decided to order something to drink. My favourite drinks of this place - 2 actually - Piyush & Kokam Sarbat (Kokam Sherbet).
|Piyush - A Sweet drink|
After having all these i wanted something filling - something traditional so i ordered a Dish called as Zunka Bhakari (Zunka a chickpea based dish & Bhakari a bread made of Jowar).
|Taak - Buttermilk|
After having such a lovely spread & waiting for 5-10 mins to enjoy it i ordered a dessert. The dessert was Doodhi Halwi.
|Take Away Menu|
Eatery Name: Girgaon Katta
Location: Sobhana Apartment, Om Shanti Chowk, Chandavarkar Road, Borivali West, Mumbai - 400092.
Proximity: 8 mins walk from Borivali Railway Station & 15 mins from Link Road.
Awards: Moutshut.com has reviewed this place and awarded 4.29 out of 5.
Contact No: +91-8652881199, +91-22-65152273.
Food: 10 out of 10.
Ambience: 8 out of 10.
Service: 9 out of 10.
Cost: 9 out of 10.
Value for Money: 10 out of 10.
My Suggestion: Visit again & try for yourself.