Pav Bhaji Dosa anyone??

4 Sep

Oh no no! Its not two dishes. Pav Bhaji Dosa is one yummy dish served at Gurukripa, Sion, Mumbai. This fusion dish is a crisp dosa with the bhaji (vegetable gravy),  from mumbai’s famous pav bhaji, smeared on the inside of the dosa.

Gurukripa is a famous Indian snacks and sweet treats joint in the lane opposite Sion Station. Gurukripa is the samosa factory for almost all of Mumbai’s movie theatres. One of the many famous dishes served here is Chhole Samosa (Rs. 20). This place is also very famous for its pani puri (a popular street snack in India). The pani puri here is sweeter than its counter parts elsewhere, but is filled with a delicious mint flavored sweet and spicy water and boondi. I have tried pani puri at so many places by now that I have lost the count. But no where have I found one as uniquely tasty as the one at Gurukripa. Priced at Rs. 25 for six puris, this might seem a little expensive than the usual street side prices but it is worth every rupee spent!

I love Gurukripa because it is one of those few completely vegetarian places which leave me confused with the wide array of foods that they have. It is not humanly possible to be able to choose in a minute from a choice like – pani puri, sev puri, bhel puri, aaloo chaat, pav bhaaji, chhole chaat, chinese (completely desi version), sandwiches, chhole bhatura,thirty types each of dosa and uttapam, some ten different types of pakoras, sabudana wada, puri bhaji, fixed lunch thali, fresh fruit juices and cut fruits, fruit salad, lassi, milk shakes, indian delicacies like jalebi, laddoo, barfi, bombay halwa, gajar halwa… whew! The list goes on and on…

I also love Gurukripa because all this yummy food is available at very affordable prices. I have had loads of food here with a lot of friends here but never have we managed to spend more than Rs. 500 in one go. One drawback of Gurukripa is its ambience. Visibly cramped and super crowded, Gurukripa is not the place to have a peaceful meal. Eating here means having to sometimes share your table (if you manage to get one to yourself) with others or having to keep your plates on the tall tables and eat while standing. But then again, its a famous street side joint with so many options, in the heart of the city of Mumbai- its got to be crowded folks!

So the next time you are crossing Sion, don’t forget to stop by Gurukripa and try the pani puri or chhole samosa. I guarantee that that is not the only thing that you will end up eating there!


5 Responses to “Pav Bhaji Dosa anyone??”

  1. urvija September 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    pav bhaji dosa sounds quite interesting….. i am a big pani puri lover, next time I am in Mumbai, I would know where to head 🙂 …… btw hav you ever tasted chocolate dosa? You can also try neer dosa and bangalore dosa……. I am not sure whether gurukripa offers it, but you can find these in sadguru, chembur. The neer dosa is my personal favourite 🙂


    • amitagadre September 4, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

      @Urvi: Neer dosa is one of my soo many favorites too! Sadguru chembur, oceanic chembur, udaya chembur and our all time favorite- sunnys!! Where did you have chocolate dosa?


      • urvija September 7, 2010 at 9:12 am #

        i dint dare to eat it! somehow sounded blasphemous to me! 🙂 !!


  2. Richa September 4, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    Hey, you also gotta try the street food at Ghatkopar. The dosa, sandwich, juice stalls are right on the road just off MG Road. And trust me, you will be back for more once you try them. Don’t forget to ask for a “Masala Coke” with it! Awesome!


  3. ngadre September 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    I was such a lusty fan of Gurukripa in my first few years in Mumbai that I used to drag my feet,change buses if needed and do anything to reach Sion from Parle or Thane,where I lived.

    Oh my god..what a Panipuri.Ice cold..yummmmm.

    However,other things like samosa etc were not at all impressive. Now I got to know why all theatre samosas in mumbai are so tasteless.

    Then there was a branch of G.K. in Mulund W. So for Thaneites, Sions lost its number one place.

    Now there is Prashant corner in Thane which has surpasses G.K. in Panipuri with small margin and with huge margin for all other dishes.

    Prashant makes Gurukripa fans forget it forever once they eat at Prashant corner.

    Invite you to eat there if you haven’t

    Good review..



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