There are very few eateries in Bangalore that serve authentic street food from Mumbai but Bombay Chowpaty Kulfi — located in Fraser Town — belongs to this select group. With minimal seating and a very humble set-up, this can still be called a family-cum-friends’ joint. “We have customers from all age groups. The majority of the crowd is north Indian, who desire authentic kulfi and chaats.
Mumbai chaats vary from the ones sold here in Bangalore, and we try our best to keep them as true to taste as possible,” says Mohammed Khalid, the manager of the eatery. The kulfis here vary from regulars like malai and pistachio-flavoured ones to seasonal ones like sitaphal and mango. They are made without any preservatives or artificial flavour and are not too sweet. Rather, the highlight of the frozen dessert is the flavour of the fruit. “Our kulfi is made out of fresh fruit and we make a fresh batch every three days. Looking at the price, you might feel that it’s costly for an average slice but its worth it,” vouches S M Ahmed, the owner of the place.
For those who want to indulge in other sweet dishes, there are faloodas. They come in different flavours like rose falooda, ‘royal dry fruit’, ‘special royal dry fruit’ and ‘special kesar pista’. Ahmed says, “We make our faloodas from a rabdi base. They taste different as compared to the milk-based ones.”
The chaats, which are not like the usual sweet and sour dishes sold in the City, stay true to the authentic flavours of Mumbai. From the regulars like masala puri, samosa chaat, aloo tikki, bhel puri and paapdi chaat to other items like dahi aloo sev puri and khasta kachori, the options are many. And for those who want to indulge in some hot and soft gulab jamuns or crispy jalebis, that is a possibility too. “We have
customers coming in from as far as Koramangala, JP Nagar, Jayanagar and even Whitefield. Our eatery, which sees a heavy crowd on weekends, has been blessed to have had ‘word-of-mouth’ publicity,” concludes Khalid. ‘Bombay Chowpaty Kulfi’ is located at 41/B, Mosque Complex, MM Road, Fraser Town.