Elco Pani Puri Restaurant in Mumbai, India

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Since we’ve been young, a trip to Bandra for shopping meant we got to eat some tantalizing snack at Elco Pani Puri Centre and Restaurant on Hill Road in Bandra. Hill Road has always been a street shoppers paradise. I remember coming here since I was 4 or 5, with mum and my siblings. And ever since 1975, yes, way before I was born 😉  Elco Pani Puri Centre and Restaurant in Bandra has been serving shoppers and locals a delicious array of vegetarian ndian snacks, from sizzling hot to yummily cold.

So this time when I went shopping to Bandra with mum I finally agreed to sis’s pleas and took some pics of the food we eat at Elcos. Now mind you, everytime we go there, we eat something different. So it will probably take a few more shopping trips to get pics of all the scrumptious mouth watering snacks we eat there. Yay for me! I get to go there a few more times 🙂

Okay, instead of sitting downstairs this time, we decided to go upstairs and sit in the the air-conditioned rooms, just so I could take a few pics. Usually at other times we tend to sit downstairs since it is cheaper, and we get to watch the live food counters. We only go upstairs when we’re treating friends from Europe, since they somehow haven’t yet figured out how to hold their plates in their hands and eat. Well, not all of them. Just the few 😛

This is what we ordered – Yum!

Has anyone else noticed that when you know you’re going to Elco that day, you start planning what you’ll have there even when you’re having breakfast? Even if you’re going to only get there 4 or 5 hours later? Did ‘ya notice that? It happens with us. Slurrpp!

Elco's Bhel Puri is a delicious mix of sev, puffed rice, and more
Bhelpuri at Elco’s in Bandra, Mumbai

I had the bhel with that awesome sweet chutney. Lovely! And of course, halfway through I had to switch it with mum’s food. You know sharing is caring, right?

My Pineapple juice
Mum’s Cocktail Juice

And I just had to take a pic of the light yellow pineapple juice glass and the slightly overflowing cocktail juice glass. If you haven’t tried the cocktail juice, what on earth are you waiting for? It’s a juice made of a mix of different fruits and is a must have anywhere in Bombay.

Dahipuri at Elco's Pani Puri center in Mumbai, India
Dahipuri at Elco’s Pani Puri center in Mumbai, India

Anyway, where was I? Yeah, mum had ordered the dahi batata puri. Again, I love the sweet taste of the chutney that marks a contrast with the spicy chilli masala and the tangy dahi. It just gets over so fast! 🙁

But no matter. I’m going to go back soon. I know sis is going to send me on another reccae mission. Go there, eat this, take pics! Well, who can say no? I just wish someone would pay me for this. I’d be the happiest ever. Just saying… Sis, can you hear me?


Contact Elco Pani Puri Centre and Elco Restaurant
Address: 2/A, Elco Market, Ramdas Nayak Marg, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
Telephone: +91 2265877171


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