This time of the year, Mumbai is known for its chilly weather and steaming cups of sweet and milky spiced “chai” as well as bhajiya or onion fritters. Both are the perfect accompaniment to rainy evenings.

The fritters are simply sliced onions dipped in a spiced chickpea flour batter and deep-fried to perfection. The piping hot bhajiya are usually served with a drizzle of green coriander chutney and ketchup. This chai-bhajiya combination is available everywhere in the city, from street stalls to fancy hotels. Try them out at:

SodaBottleOpenerWala, The Capital Building, Bandra Kurla Complex; +9184 51905404 (multiple outlets);

Chai Pe Charcha, Raviraj Oberoi Complex, Andheri West; +9122 67428844 (multiple outlets);

Lokhandwala, Andheri West +9122 67428844;

Tea Trails Café, Ghatkopar East; +9196 19122144