[A post from when I was in Bombay, in December.] I accompanied my grandmother on a shopping trip to bhaji gully, or vegetable road, where she was buying goods for the next day’s feast, a lunch of undhiyo.
But the chance to have it fresh! It really was fantastic, mostly because of the fresh green garlic. Its delicately sharp taste accented the rustic flavors of the stuffed vegetables and fruit (baby eggplant, kandh, sweet potato, banana) and made each bite complex and addicting.
I was so excited to go to bhaji gully to buy groceries. It’s essentially a large open-air market, and much more fun than a supermarket.
Many vendors sell the same goods, but my grandmother has her specific tomato-vallah, kaandha (onion)-vallah and brinjal (eggplant)-vallah.