Bombil Fry to Crab Tandoori: Vile Parle's Gajalee is a tribute to Mumbai's coastal culture
Tucked away in Vile Parle, Gajalee is a famed seafood destination in Mumbai. Gajalee is especially meant for those who desire to savour the bounty of the ocean, in delicious ways.
With its origin rooted in coastal cuisine, Gajalee's menu is a tribute to the coastal culture, that Mumbai is renowned for. From tender prawns to succulent crabs, from aromatic fish curries to fragrant rice preparations, each dish is a reflection of Mumbai's rich seafood culture.
Bombil Fry: Gajalee's Star Appetiser
Gajalee's menu is full of amazing flavours, but there's one dish that really stands out - The Bombil Fry! This classic appetizer is the epitome of what Mumbai is all about. The name “Bombil” may appear to be a bit of a misnomer, as it is a fish, not a bird. However, if you're a true-blue Mumbaikar, you already know that!
Also known as Bombay Duck, this fish is renowned for its tender, flaky flesh and unique taste. Although it may not have the same visual appeal as other seafood, its humble appearance masks its distinct flavour, making it a prized ingredient in coastal cuisine.
What makes Gajalee's Bombil Fry so special, is the way it's cooked. It's done by seasoning the fish with a mix of spices, like turmeric, red chili powder and fresh herbs! After the marination, the fish pieces are then dipped in hot oil, till all of it turns into a delicious golden treat. Gajalee's Bombil Fry is truly a must-try.
Also, when here, do try Gajalee's famed Solkadi, which pairs really well with all their dishes. It is a delicate balance of flavours – the tanginess of kokum blended harmoniously with the creaminess of coconut milk.
Nalli Curry, Crab Tandoori and more!
For those who love mutton, Gajalee offers its delicious Mutton Dum Biryani, scrumptious Mutton Nalli Curry, and its one-of-a-kind Special Mutton Kheema – available only on Fridays. But do note, that this dish is quick to disappear, as it is wildly popular. On the other hand, if you lean mostly towards seafood, do try the Crab Tandoori, Koshimbir, and Stuffed Promfret, for the ultimate palatial bliss!
So, what are you waiting for? Make your plans right away with your fam and embrace the odyssey of Gajalee's coastal flavours.
Where- Kadamgiri Complex, Hanuman Road, Vile Parle East, Mumbai.
Cost for two- ₹1,800 (approx.)
Timing- 11:00 am- 3:30 pm, 7:00 pm- 11:30 pm
Other outlets: Vile Parle West and Mahakali Caves