Because the struggle is real…
Don’t you just despise it when your non vegetarian friends get to eat all sorts of dishes while you’re nibbling on your paneer or tofu? Here’s presenting to you a list of vegetarian dishes that are just as good, if not better than the non-vegetarian counterparts.
Mr Batliwala’s Patra Ni Paneer@The Bombay Havelli, Charni Road
Mr Batliwala’s Patra Ni Paneer at The Bombay Havelli
We’ve all had that Parsi friend who’s been subject to demands of your Parsi food cravings, sometimes even blackmail. Head to The Bombay Havelli at Charni Road for your fix of Patra Ni Paneer. Cottage cheese comes neatly wrapped in leaves enveloped in the green marinade and steamed just enough for it to be tender and slightly succulent. If this doesn’t count as a vegetarian (read: meatless or better) version of Patra Ni Machi, I don’t know what is!
Crispy Aromatic Mock Duck@Umame, Churchgate
Ever wondered what a duck tastes like? Umame at Churchgate is the place to try it out sans the guilt. Done just as beautifully as an actual duck, the Crispy Aromatic Mock Duck is served with Mandarin Pancakes and Hoisin Sauce.
Soya Keema Tikka Burger@Above & Beyond, Andheri
Soya Keema Tikka Burger at Above & Beyond
Who doesn’t love a good burger? Luscious patties sandwiched into a bun with some crunchy lettuce, it’s appetizing and appealing. Soya keema tikki burger mocks the spicy, flavourful mutton keema which is prepared using an authentic and traditional recipe. The mouth watering mock patty is just as good as any other non vegetarian version. This hearty burger is made using fresh ingredients and makes for a rather healthy choice!
Eggplant Schintzel@Imbiss, All Outlets
Who could’ve possibly thought of this? The ‘meating joint’ famous for it’s Chorizo Rice, Beef Burgers and Bratwursts serves a humble yet comforting Eggplant Schnitzel for the rather rare vegetarian patrons. Slices of eggplant (aubergine or brinjal) are crumbed and fried until crisp golden.
Mock Butter Chicken Ravioli@TAG, Lower Parel
Mock Butter Chicken Ravioli at TAG
Butter Chicken is probably that one dish every non vegetarian loves, but who knew that the one at TAG would be even better? This is one dish that sees an amalgam of cuisines. It also has lip smacking vegetarian Butter Chicken too! Confused? It’s just the good Soy chicken tikkas in a whole wheat pasta dough with kale saag, methi tempura and makhani sauce. This one is Chef Ranveer Brar’s take on mock meat ravioli served in an Indian twist.
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