Food Bytes: Edible Art At The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2014

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At the risk of sounding like a total ignoramus, I must admit to knowing very little about art. Although I have in the past made several attempts to understand and appreciate art (heck, I even took an art appreciation course at uni!), I remain as clueless as anyone could possibly get. But every year, there is something about the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival that draws me to it like a—pardon the oft-used analogy—moth to a flame. This year, I indentified that ‘something’. And it is called FOOD!

IMG-20140202-00466Yes, the awesome variety of nosh one can peck at at the festival is mind-boggling to say the very least and this year is no different. So, as I wandered from the plastic bottle art installation to the fish bowl bellied one, I always had company. And no I’m not alluding to the human kind. Try the edible kind and you’ll get my drift. So, here’s what you should be rushing to gourmandize at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2014

Undoubtedly the most popular of all food at the festival seems to be the assorted chaat stalls. From the drool-inducing Pani-Puri and Jaipuri Chaat at Chetana’s stall to the Papadi Chaat and Sev Puri at Bombay Blue’s, you are served up a volley of goodness on a paper plate.

IMG-20140202-00464To cool off all that chaat spiciness, head to the Haagen Dazs and Gelato Italiano stalls for some icy wonders and sundaes that make even a boring Wednesday feel like… well, a Sunday!

Fancy some posh nosh? Then make sure to have the Royal Oak Banquets stall on the top of your list. Here you can tuck into Khowsuey, Chicken Teriyaki and even a poshed up version of a humble Baida Roll with a choice of Waffles or Chocolate Lava Cake for afters.

IMG-20140202-00463Another posh totty is the Irish House stall dishing out fancy stuff like Irish Sergeant Potato Skins, Armagh Mushroom Bites and some scrumptious BBQ Chicken. Also not to miss are the Rolls and Biryani at Copper Chimney’s stall. Their Achari Chicken Tikka Roll gets my vote as dish of the festival.

For some Pan Asian comfort food, like a velvety Thai Curry and Chicken Hakka Noodles, make a beeline for the stalls by Silk Route and the Chao Chinese Bistro. Trust me, eating curb side was never this fun.

IMG-20140202-00467Don’t forget to grab a free sample of some Soy Kheema Pao being sweetly offered by the girls at Ruchi Soya, who weave their way into the crowds, with trays laden with tiny bite sized portions.

And for those who prefer the more basic fun-n-fair kind of stuff, the innocuous little unnamed counter near the entry gates opposite Rhythm House is THE place for candy floss, pop corn and ice golas in all the lurid colours you can possibly imagine!

Enjoy the festival guys and don’t forget to tell us what you think of it. Check out photo essays from the festival, schedules for food workshops, dance and music events and the full coverage of Kala Ghoda festival 2014 here. Have stories of your own to tell? Send them to us at story@mumbaimag.com, we would love to hear from you.

Pics courtesy: Raul Dias
Featured Image: Kala Ghoda 2013

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Lists travel, food and luxury as the tantalizing trifecta that defines him. When he’s not travelling, eating or getting pampered at a spa, you'll find him assaulting his notebook's keyboard with a feral vengeance, churning out what he hopes are intelligent, informative and entertaining stories.

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Raul Dias
Lists travel, food and luxury as the tantalizing trifecta that defines him. When he’s not travelling, eating or getting pampered at a spa, you'll find him assaulting his notebook's keyboard with a feral vengeance, churning out what he hopes are intelligent, informative and entertaining stories.