It was while exploring (a pastime of mine) the eastern Mumbai suburb Ghatkopar, that I came across what seems a popular ‘foodie spot’ known as Khau Galli. Now, the question that should pop up in your mind is, what exactly does this place entail? And so, to answer this question here is presenting to you a few things about this ‘Galli’ that you need to know.
a. What is the Ghatkhopar Khau Galli?
The term ‘Khau Galli’ when literally translated means ‘Food Lane or Street’. And so, the ‘Food Street’ located in Ghatkhopar is known as ‘Ghatkopar Khau Galli’. It essentially comprises of a number of food stalls serving a number of local street food such as sev puri, bhel puri, dosas, frankie’s etc.
b. Where is the Ghatkopar Khau Galli located?
It is in the east of a Mumbai suburb known as Ghatkopar, within the confines of a small lane/street that this popular food street is situated.
c. How to reach the Ghatkopar Khau Galli?
The best way to reach this spot is by using the ‘Mumbai Metro Monorail Service’. Now, to get here one must first catch travelling towards Ghatkopar, and alight over here. Then, using either the railway or general bridge situated in the west to cross over to the east where this street is located. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to reach this spot. If, in case lost ask for directions and you will be guided properly by people around, so do not worry. The ticket cost for a single journey to Ghatkopar via metro is Rs 30 and for the return journey it is Rs 55.
d. The ‘Frankies’ available at the Ghatkopar Khau Galli:
‘Delicious’ is the word the first popped up in my head as I consumed my ‘Saada (Plain) Frankie at this food street. When asked Munna (the seller) about the ingredients of my frankie, he replied that, ‘It contains just a mixture of vegetables’. He further adds that ‘We also sell mixed frankie which comprises of paneer, schezwan, noodles, as well as vegetables’. As for the cost, the plain frankie costs about Rs 50, while the mixed frankie cost Rs 130.
e. The ‘Fruit Juice’ Vendor at the Ghatkopar Khau Galli:
‘Relief’ is what I felt after gulping down a glass of watermelon juice on what felt like an extremely humid Mumbai evening at this food street. It was while consuming this refreshing drink that, I noticed a sheet displayed at this stall exhibiting the various juices offered along with its cost. According to this chart, the cheapest drink was watermelon at Rs 30 while, the most expensive was the Coconut Blossom Punch at Rs 70.