Ramadan Food Crawl In Mumbai: 7 Places You Must Visit!
You know it’s Ramadan when some of Mumbai’s most ignored streets transform into a culinary fair for meat lovers. People from all over the city (and quite a few International tourists too) head here to indulge in Ramadan food that’s lip-smacking good.
Here’s a list of 7 must-visit food stops during Ramadan:
Pit Stop #1: Chinese and Grill
Famous For: Succulent & Delicious Nalli Nihari
Location: 122/132, Barkat Manzil, Near Minara Mazjid, Mohammed Ali Road, Mumbai CST Area, Mumbai
We’re always up for Chinese, but when you’re at ‘Chinese and Grill’, the nalli nihari is what you should order. Ask any hardcore non-vegetarian and they will swear by it! Slow-cooked for over 6-8 hours, the core ingredient of this dish is beef or lamb shank and silken bone marrow. Just order, eat, and wait for the flavours to explode in your mouth!
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Pit Stop #2: Suleman Usman Mithaiwala
Famous For: Wholesome & Good Old-Fashioned Desserts
Location: 167, Ibrahim Merchant Road, Below Minara Masjid, Byculla, Mumbai
They say desserts don’t go to your stomach, they go to your heart. The sweets treats of Suleman Usman Mithaiwala are testimony to this fact! Large cauldrons of piping-hot malpuas, deep-fried mawa jalebis, and table full of kesar and elaichi firni instantly invite you into this shop. Our recommendation: HAVE IT ALL!
Pit Stop #3: Haji Tikka Corner
Famous For: Kebabs That Are Finger-Licking Good!
Location: 76, Raudat Tahera Street, Khara Tank Road, Bohri Mohalla, Bhendi Bazaar, Byculla, Mumbai
Kebabs are common, but succulent and melt-in-your-mouth kebabs are not! If you’re on the hunt for the latter category of kebabs, then Haji Tikka Corner is where you need to be. It occupies a tiny corner of the Bohri Mohalla, and serves the best tandoor items at pocket-friendly prices. Just one visit is good enough to keep you coming back for more of heavenly khiris, sheekh kebabs, botis and shawarmas.
Pit Stop #4: Jilani Fast Food
Famous For: Bheja Fry!
Location: 6, Sana Manzil, Khara Tank Road, Bhori Mohalla, Next To Saifee Ambulance, Byculla, Mumbai
A treat for hardcore non-vegetarians, bheja fry is made from goat or lamb brains, which is pre-cooked and then fried with a mix of Indian spices. Try this popular dish at Jilani Fast Food if you haven’t already, and you won’t be disappointed!
Pit Stop #5: Taj Ice Cream
Famous For: Hand-Churned Custard Apple, Tender Coconut, Mango & Chickoo Ice Cream
Location: 36, 38 & 40, Near JJ Hospital, Bohri Mohalla, Khara Tank Road, Bhendi Bazar, Byculla, Mumbai
Move over all you gelatos and yogurt ice-creams of the world, Taj Ice Cream is here to satisfy your hunt for the most flavoursome ice cream! One of Mumbai’s best kept secrets, this store in Bohri Bazaar has catered to dessert lovers since 1891. Vintage recipes, zero adulteration, natural fruits, fresh cream and absolute delish ice-creams! No more reasons needed.
Pit Stop #6: Surti
Famous For: Helping You Gain Weight With It’s Lip-Smacking Bara Handi
Location: 3/01, Bhuleshwar Corner, Opposite Cotton Exchange, Kalbadevi, Mumbai
After Surti Bara Handi shut its doors in 2015, thousands of fans were left craving the famous Bara Handi (named after 12 curries that simmer in 12 handis). Well, turns out, it just moved to a bigger location in the same area. The art of Surti Bara Handi involves slow cooking odd cuts of meat in different handis for around six to eight hours, then mixing them with marrow and lentil broth before being served. What the dish lacks in aesthetics, it makes up for in aroma and flavour. A complete party for your taste buds!
Pit Stop #7: Shalimar Restaurant
Famous For: Falooda That Tastes As Good As It Looks!
Location: Vazir Building, Shalimar Corner, Bhendi Bazaar, Sandhurst Road, Byculla, Mumbai
Ramadan without falooda, wouldn’t feel like Ramadan at all! What is falooda, you ask? A delicious, cold, milk-based drink that’s flavoured with a sweet sauce of your choice (you can choose from kesar, badam, rose and many more). It is then made more sinful with a scoop of ice cream, nuts, and soft vermicelli. Trust us when we say, there is no better way to end a meal than with a tall glass of falooda at Shalimar Restaurant! The textures and flavours with every sip will leave you truly satisfied.
There you go! These were our favourite must-visit eateries in Mumbai during the month of Ramadan. Think we’ve missed out on something? Let us know in the comments section below!
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