Mumbai’s Byculla and Mohammed Ali neighbourhoods are equally home to old favourites which see crowds come in for an Eid meal. Noor Mohammadi Hotel is a gem next to Shalimar hotel in Bhendi Bazaar. Dishes such as succulent Shammi Kebab and spicy Nalli Nihari, for which mutton is cooked overnight, fly off the kitchen platform even before you blink.
In Grant Road, it's Jafferbhai’s Delhi Durbar, famous for a Haleem cooked for eight hours using meat, wheat, and lentils, besides shahi tukda, or a sweet in which calorie-dense rabdi is placed over deep-fried bread.
In Bohri Mohalla’s Gujjar Street, Surti Bara Handi serves up an Iranian dish for which every part of the animal is used. You have 12 handis cooking up Paya, a stew with melted mutton, in the eatery.
Zam-Zam and Taj Ice Cream are your go-to-places for dessert on Mohammed Ali Road. The former puts out creamy phirnis in flavours such as black currant, kesar and strawberry, besides the famous aflatoon, while the latter’s sweet alphonso and fresh sitaphal ice cream have a legion of followers.
In Kurla, which is the newest food paradise for meat-lovers, try Javed Bhai’s Nihari on LBS Marg, and the tawa gosht with warm naans.
Janata Tawa & Grill, also on LBS Marg, will give you the softest kebabs and grills this side of Mumbai. It also has a very expansive menu for all your meat cravings.
Nawab Seekh Corner is an iconic seekh kebab restaurant with branches all over Mumbai. The famous seekh kebab served with deep fried parathas might look extremely greasy, but are a delight.
Baba Falooda with at least 50 varieties of falooda and JJ Jalebi, with its unique Mawa Jalebi served with Rabdi will satiate your dessert desires.