In Pics: What the Fish! Salivate Over the Koli Seafood Festival
Koli Seafood Festival. 
Koli Seafood Festival. (Photo: Sabika Razvi/The Quint)

In Pics: What the Fish! Salivate Over the Koli Seafood Festival

Once a year, a bumpy open ground at the very end of Versova gaon is spruced up, carpeted and illuminated to welcome lovers of seafood and folk culture at the Koli Seafood Festival in Mumbai.

Koli fisherwomen set up stalls and whip up traditional homemade curries with prawns, bangda (mackerel), surmai, crab, lobster and of course, pomfret with bhakri for the crowds queuing up. All of this is absolutely fresh!

Take a peek:

Food, Glorious Food

Fisherwomen With Superpowers

At the forefront, the seafood festival is mostly run by the fisherwomen who cook, and serve absolutely scrumptious home-made cuisine. Even as the crowds increase in the latter half of the day, these superwomen are at the ready holding a pen and paper with recommendations of what to eat.

The festival offers more than just delicious food. There’s entertainment for children with knick-knacks as well as performances by folk dancers.

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