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The month of Ramzan is all about fasting and prayers but if you love food as much as we do, all roads this month lead to Mohd Ali Road in Mumbai.

What Is It?

Mohd Ali Road in Mumbai, best known for its street food turns even more splendid during the holy month of Ramadan. The entire area is abuzz with the festive air and the tempting aromas beckon you. Over the years, it has been successful in getting the right kind of attention by travellers, food bloggers and foodies. So, if you don’t care about the large crowds, lets head to the place that synonyms with delicious Iftar feasting. Here’s what you should dig into!

1. Noor Mohammadi Hotel For Nalli Nihari

A gem when it comes to authentic Ramadan feast. Visit this place for its Chicken Hakimi kebabs, Nalli Nihari and Chicken Sanju Baba, which they claim is a special recipe straight from Sanjay Dutt’s Kitchen. It is a small food joint full of youngsters, most of the time.

Nalli Nihari
Nalli Nihari

Also read: 6 Must Try Biryani Places in Mumbai

2. Jaffer Bhai’s Delhi Darbar for their Haleem

This is another hottest seller of this season mainly on account of its rarity. Harissa, a variation better-known as Haleem and Khichda is a Ramzan special in the Arab World and will be found at Jaffer Bhai’s Delhi Darbar.

Food on Mohd Ali Road. Picture Courtesy: Abhishek Satam

 

3. Mashaallah For Chicken Lollipop

This eatery serves Chicken Lollipop in six variants. And while you are here, have Chicken Barra and Eid Special Biryani!

Also read: 5 Best Places To Have Butter Chicken In Mumbai

Food on Mohd Ali Road

4. Janta Fast Food for Gurda Masala

Head here for the Goat Kidney Curry with the bread of your choice.

5. Bademiyaan For Jabaan Fry

If NONE of the above excite you and want some adventure, we suggest that you make a pit-stop at the legendary Bademiyaan. The recent additions to their menu is Jabaan Fry and Jabaan Soup. If not, you can stick to the good ol’ Paya soup, Dil Fry and Dil Soup.

Mohd Ali Road in Ramzaan
Mohd Ali Road in Ramzaan. Picture Courtesy: Abhishek Satam

6. Chinese Grill For Paya Soup

Often visited by celebrities not for its Chinese food but its Nalli Nihari, Kalefji Masala, Mutton chops & Paya soup. Drop by one of these days to try it out!

Also read: 5 Restaurants Not To Be Missed For Sushi in Delhi

Parineeti Chopra & Siddharth Roy Kapoor enjoying Iftaar
Parineeti Chopra & Siddharth Roy Kapoor enjoying Iftaar

7. Shalimar For Its Falooda

This 47-year old food joint that started as a 50-seater can now serve upto 600 people at one time. Mohd Zainuddin Shaikh came to Mumbai from UP first opened a small juice shop & gradually introduced Falooda to its menu. This, till date, remains the hottest-selling item here at Mohd Ali Road. Ten litres of milk is boiled till it is reduced to four litres, which by then would acquire a reddish-brown tinge. Not to forget, it has wider range of dishes & seating arrangement for families.

Falooda on Mohd Ali Road
Falooda on Mohd Ali Road

8. Suleman Usmaan for Creamy Firnis

And if you wish to dip into creamy Firnis, Burfi, Aflatoon and Malpuas, Suleiman Usman is the place to be! We love the Sahi Tukda here.

Also read: 10 Best Ice Cream Places In Mumbai

Suleman Usman Bakery
Suleman Usman Bakery

9. The Street Food

If it’s only good food is on the top of your mind and don’t care much about hygiene or the large crowds, every nook & corner of Mohd Ali road has an interesting dish to offer. Bheja Fry, Egg Roti, Mutton Roti and Talli Masala to name a few.

Street Food in Mohd Ali Road
Street Food in Mohd Ali Road. Photo Courtesy: Abhishek Satam

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Always on a look out for good food, interesting people and unique places, Sairaj is born to be an explorer!