Great places in Mumbai to feast at this Ramadan
The holy month of Ramadan brings to mind jostling crowds and great food. Simki Dutta lists out some of the best places in Mumbai you can visit for lip-smacking delicacies.
The holy month of Ramadan is here and for all those who fast for the entire day; the sunset brings along a night long of feasting! Weight loss can take a backseat for a few days as it's time to binge on the chicken shawarmas, kebabs, malpuas, jalebis and a lot other dishes Ramadan brings with it! If you're wondering where the crowd is after six in the evening, you must know that they're busy savouring the tasty food at the roadside stalls and restaurants and you must be there too!
We get you some popular eating joints in Mumbai where you can be sure to have a mouthwatering Ramadan meal. It doesn't matter whether you're a Muslim or not, you must visit these places as this is the best time of the year to do so!
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Talk about Ramadan delicacies and the first place that strikes you is the Minara Masjid area at Mohammed Ali Road. Those who've been there know how this place just transforms into an eating hub in the evening during this time of the year. People from all over come here to get a taste of true Ramadan food! The long stretch of food stalls has plenty to offer and as you're walking by, you find yourself trying something new in every stall.
"This place is heaven for vegetarian and non-vegetarian eaters. Al-Madina Fast Food and the Shawarma Stand are two of my favourite places here! Remember to try out authentic Ramadan sweets at Suleiman Mithaiwala especially their Sitafal Halwa and Phirni." says Farida Suterwala who swears by the food at Mohammed Ali Road! Looks like after having a proper dinner here, you're well off without a meal the next day!
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If you're not used to standing and eating in the gullies, then you can try out restaurants like Noor Mohammedi Hotel, Chinese 'n' Grill and Jaffer Bhai's Delhi Darbar. These restaurants specialize in Ramadan delicacies and are in full demand during this time of the year. Make sure you reach early as you're very likely to be kept waiting if you don't. "Some must haves in these places are Nalli Nihari at Noor Mohammedi Hotel, the Shammi kebabs and Cream tikkas at Chinese 'n' Grill and the Biryani at Jaffer Bhai's Delhi Darbar!" says Hussain Rampurawala, who often hangs out with his friends in these places till wee hours of the morning! Even though these restaurants offer great food, the true essence of savouring Ramadan delicacies no doubt comes while eating off those roadside food stalls amongst the hustle-bustle!
Image: Noor Mohammedi Hotel