Feature Cooks for September:
Seema Omar & Amreen Omar of Bombay Street Food
Last year sisters-in-law Seema & Amreen Omar founded Bombay Street Food, bringing to Toronto some of the amazing variety of traditional street foods found in Bombay (Mumbai). Not only are all their dishes, from the chutney to masala blends, homemade and authentic spiced, but they also use primarily local and organic ingredients, sourced directly from farmer’s markets and only 100% organic and halal meat from Blossoms Pure Organics. We’re delighted to have them back as our feature cooks for the month of September.
APPS $5 — 1/2+1/2 COMBO +$2
Sev Puri – a delicious, savoury staple of Bombay street food. Crispy puris (similar to tostadas) are piled with potatoes, tamarind chutney, coriander chutney, and sev (fine, fried noodles)
Ragda Patties – Mumbai’s popular street food prepared with curried dried peas (ragda) that is spooned over potato patties along with an assortment of chutneys and garnished with onion, tomatoes, sev and fresh coriander leaves.
MAINS $10 — 1/2+1/2 COMBO +$2
Pav Bhaji – a Maharashtrian dish that originated in Mumbai cuisine. The pav-bhaji is a spicy mixture of vegetables (cauliflower, potatoes, peas and carrots) topped with a generous helping of fresh tomatoes, a dollop of butter, garnished with coriander, chopped onion, a dash of lemon and served open-face on a warm buttered bun (pav) that’s been gently or crisply grilled – an all-time, anytime favourite with Mumbaikars. It is native to Mumbai and has now become popular in most metropolitan areas in India.
Kheema Pav – similar to Pav Bhaji, but made with a spicy organic Halal minced beef curry for the filling; another very popular street food in Mumbai.
All mains come with extra grilled pav and BSF’s colourful signature salad of red cabbage, beets, cucumber, zucchini, carrots and asparagus in a garlic, lemon & olive oil dressing.
Qubani Ka Meetha
A Hyderabadi layered dessert of stewed apricots, fresh cream, garnished with almonds and pistachios (nuts optional)
Mango Lassi – a smoothie made with mangos and yogurt
Masala Chai – black spiced tea simmered with milk and cardamom
PRIX FIXE MENU $20
1 App + 1 Pav + 1 Drink + 1 Dessert
Seema Omar was born and brought up in Mumbai, but after moving to Toronto, she really missed the exciting flavours of traditional Mumbai-style street food snacks. Together with her sister-in-law, Amreen, and they decided to start a new venture —Bombay Street Food— to introduce Toronto to this delicious and diverse cuisine.
Sourcing most of their produce from farmers’ markets, their combination of authentic flavours, organic halal meat, and fresh, local and seasonal produce has been a huge hit at farmer’s markets, food festivals, special events and pop ups around the city.
You can find them at the East York Farmer’s Market (850 Coxwell Ave.) every Tuesday until October 28th from 8am to 2pm, and every Thursday evening in September at The Depanneur.
Follow Bombay Street Food on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bombaystreetfoodintoronto
or Twitter @bombaystfoodto
Each month The Depanneur features a different a new chef from T.O.’s indie food scene in our Thursday-night Pop-Up Showcase.