Mumbai, is the city of dreams and a melting pot of various cultures. Famously known for celebrating every festival, Mumbai doesn’t fail to impress anybody. And this month is that time of the year when Mumbai will host a display of different culinary skills since the holy month of Ramadan, a festival celebrated by Muslims is about to get start. Mumbai, being as diverse as it is, is leaving no stone unturned to delight food lovers. Irrespective of whether you are observing a fast or not, your can not miss out on such a good opportunity to feast on Mumbai’s street and join in the celebration that start post sunset.
If food be your religion, the holy month of Ramadan has to be the most eventful on your calendar. We present you with top 10 places in Mumbai that will take you to gastronomical heaven in this holy month.
Mohammad Ali Road
During the month of Ramadan, Mohammad Ali Road transforms into a huge sea of shops and stalls that offer wide range of food items that suits every budget. If you are somewhere in South Mumbai, and desperately hungry for some great Islamic cuisine then Mohammad Ali Road is perfect during Ramadan. You will find some great food near the Minara Masjid that pulls huge crowd. You can find tons of food items like chicken tikkas, shawarmas, and tandoori chicken here. Enjoy the Nalli Nihari at Chinese N Grill that opens only after 8:30 in the evening.
And if you have sweet tooth, then you will enjoy some Sitaphal Halwa adn Phirni at Suleiman Usman Mithaiwala.
Surti Bara Handi
This is one place that you must visit during the holy month of Ramadan. The special Barah Handi’s paya is a dish that will delight to taste your buds. The name was coined by their concept of making different food items in 12 different Handis (pots).
Where: 45 Gujar Street, Behind Dargah, Crawford Market, Mumbai CST Area, Mumbai.
Bhendi Bazaar comes to life during the evenings of Ramadan month and it is here that you can find some great food stalls that can fill you up with some delicious cuisine. If you are in Bohri Mohalla look out for India Hotel that offers amazing tawa gurda (chopped kidney sautéed with masala) and Pakistani style chicken roll. Haji Tikkas should be your next destination for some khiri kebabs, kofta kebabs and Delhi Pulao. A better way to end this culinary journey is to enjoy Taj Ice Cream that offer fresh fruit ice creams and have been serving the people for more than 120 years now.
While Mohammed Ali Road and Bohri Mohalla are packed with foodies and Muslim people who want to break their fast Nagdevi Street is comparatively less crowded and offer better food stop for people who want to enjoy their meals without cacophony of people and utensils. If you like haleem then you will find it here, so look for the stalls that serve payas and haleems. When you are done with food, head straight to Badri Sweet Mart that offers the best Malpuas that can beat the competition for sure.
This needs no introduction. This joint is to Mumbai what Kareem’s is to Delhi and it is crowded throughout the year. But during Ramadan, the crowd just swells. So much so that they have to open another stall near he Minara Masjid.
Noor Mohammadi Hotel
Noor Mohammadi is an absolute delight for meat lovers. The most popular dish here is Sanju Baba chicken, named after the Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been their regular customer.
Don’t go on the name, it not a typical Chinese joint like the name suggest. You will be in for a sweet surprise if you look through the menu. This place has been a favourite to many foodies. You should probably try Nalli Nihari with Sheerman which is the most demanded food in this joint.
Jaffer Bhai’s Delhi Darbar
If you are looking for Ramadan special dishes, there’s no way you can give Jaffer Bhai’s Delhi Darbar a pass. Haleem is one of their special dishes and they also serve delicious biryanis which makes it a must visit the place during Ramadan.
The road less travelled always makes for great experiences. And Hindustan is on one such road. It is located opposite Minara Masjid, you might find tad tricky to find it. So instead of depending on Google Maps, do reach out to locals for directions. Known for its delicious kebabs, Hindustan is not a place you can visit every year.
Taj Ice Cream
After all the delicacies you have had, there should be some room in your tummy for delicious desserts. So there is no better place than Taj Ice-Cream Center where you get homemade ice creams. This is one place where you will get all your favorite ice cream flavours.