Are you so much in love with food that it feels like you are in an intimate relationship with it? Do you get these food cravings at anytime in the day? Does the idea of eating at your favorite restaurant feel orgasmic? Are you ready to explore uncharted paths to discover that special dish that will make you go “Yum!”?
If the answer to all the above is a Yes.Welcome you've reached the right place.
A: Aah, Surmai fish eaters
are the real fish eaters!
This was the fourth or the fifth time we were having this conversation however it didn't seem to amuse us any less. Everytime felt proud at being
acknowledged for my eating habits by a father figure and he feels proud for
having made a conversation with a daughter he never had.
This post is dedicated to a
loved one who passed away recently…..
Situated in the part that I
love most, reminds me of our history, the british legacy and their majestic
architecture – Fort, Pratap Lunch
Home, was originally this dimly lit permit room kind of place. But recently it
has been done up, inspired by Suraj Barjatya’s film – family friendly!!
On the walls you will see a sketch
of a coast with burlesque’s of typically koli women selling their catch of the
day to their customers.
The menu is a mix of Koli, Malvani,
Mangalorean, Chinese and Mughlai fare.
We begin with Chow Chou Prawns – king prawns batter
fried and topped with dhania seeds (coriander seeds) and green chillies. The potent
dish was a rare yet divine combination. The next was the Tawa Ravas – again brilliant grilled Rawas and coated with
traditional Malvani spices.
Chow Chou Prawns
The next was the Crab Butter Garlic – steam crustacean
topped with dressing of garlic and butter. Armed with a bib, bone marrow spoons
and crab crackers we dig in. I thought the gravy was too thick, it did not
combine well with the juicy crab meat to give that wholesome taste. It also
lacked flavor. The one at Apoorva (check: http://luv4allthingsyum.blogspot.com/search/label/Sea%20Food) is more appetizing.
For the main course we order
Prawn Gassi (Manglaorean Curry) with Neer Dosa and Rice. The curry was
delectable with the flavor of coconut milk and mustard seeds. Pour it on a
dollop of rice and eat it with your hand. Beware of eating your fingers though.
It’s that delicious…
Butter Pepper Garlic Crab
There was no room for dessert
after this meal … Actually all I wanted was for someone to pick me up and take
me home. Alas the Undertaker is not based in Mumbai.
A meal at Pratap Lunch Home
w/o alcohol would cost anywhere between Rs 350-400 per head
Ambience: Good but
can get noisy
Service: Can misguide you. We asked him if 1 plate of
crab would suffice 6-7 of us. The waiter said no and we ordered for 2 portions.
We kept eating and eating and it wouldn’t get over!
Quick Tip: Got
get some really good seafood at really reasonable prices and eat your heart out…
Do not miss the Chow Chou Prawns, they are to die for!
Pratap Lunch Home
Janmabhoomi Marg, Fort , Mumbai
Tring Tring:22871101, 40021101, 22871818
Timings: 11:00 AM
to 12:30 AM
Food Type: Koli, Malvani, Mangalorean, Chinese, Mughlai