SodaBottleOpenerWala is everyone’s favorite Irani Cafe, with delicious cocktails and delectable food to cure the homesick Mumbaikar. Well, they’ve now collaborated with renowned food consultant and blogger Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal to launch an awesome one bowl meal concept called Bombay Buddha Bowls.
Mohit Balachandran, Brand Head and Cuisine Director of SodaBottleOpenerWala and Rushina took inspiration from the concept of Buddha Bowls, which are single portion full-meals stuffed to the brim in bowls shaped like Buddha’s belly. It intends to bring alive the food culture of communities, who have made Bombay their home for decades and even centuries. Every bowl consists of select dishes, which are indigenous to these communities.
The four Bombay Buddha bowls available are the Sindhi Bowl, the Gujarati Bowl, the Maharashtrian Bowl and the East Indian Bowl inspired by Chef de Cuisine at SodaBottleOpenerWala, Danesh Vakshoor.
This bowl is inspired by the favourite Sunday comfort meal, Sindhi kadhi. It combines brown rice, sai bhajji, aloo tuk, papad pasta, teewan papad samosa and leafy greens brought together by a beautiful Sindhi Kadhi sauce, and finished with guvar, bhindi, bhee crunchies and boondi.
Inspired by, what Rushina termed as ‘Gujarati Pasta’ as a child, this bowl takes the pasta aspect of the dal dhokli into a fun spin. This bowl consists of fenugreek and potato stuffed ravioli dhoklis, accompanied by all the essential trimmings with a twist such as a wilted onion salad, greens, boria marcha drizzle and a candied peanut relish (for all those who love the peanuts in dal dhokli). It is brought together with a silky dal spicy sweet and tangy dal sauce and finished with a papad cheese crumble.
Inspired by some of the best flavours from Maharashtrian food, this bowl is made up of red rice, savoury, spicy prawn modaks, coconut salad, greens and jawla chutney brought together by a Koli fish curry sauce topped with peanut thencha and finished with poha papad.
East Indian Bowl
Inspired by Bandra’s East Indian food culture, this bowl simply puts together all the dishes, which make for a staple meal. Wedding rice and Pork vindaloo combine with the crunchy Bombil fry along with golden fried Chicken potato chops. Kanji Curried Vegetables fits in as the gravy element with Sautéed Veggies and carrot acting as the greens. Finally, Papaya pickle placed on the side completes the meal.
Date: 3rd November – 17th December 2017
Timings: 12noon – 12 midnight
Place: SodaBottleOpenerWala, Lavelle Road
Cost: Rs. 415 + taxes
For Reservations: Call – 070222 55299