August 16, 2010 | |

Yeh Kebab, Lajawab!

Snacking in the by-lanes of Mohammed Ali Road

Between the hustle-bustle of those looking for discounted utilities and the thousands of shops selling cheap-jack gadgets are hidden some of the most amazing gastronomical wonders. Many of these recipes have been passed on over generations and epitomise the magic of Mumbai’s most famous khau galli at 400 003.
Minara Masjid: The epicentre of Mohammed Ali Road’s culinary prowess. Every year, during the holy month of Ramzam, all the shops in this locality transform into makeshift food joints – replacing cloth and groceries with tantalising grilled dishes and sweets. During Ramzam, Minara Masjid breathes in joy and exhales oodles of celebration.
However, there are a few joints which sell these delectable delights all year round. Azad Fast Food is one such eatery and is located in a by-lane next to Minara Masjid. Diagonally opposite lie Laraib Fast Foods and Marhaba Fast Food Centre. These eateries have been around for decades and are standard local favourites. Since all three sell exactly the same delicacies, the pricing is extremely competitive as well as pocket-friendly. In addition to the kebabs, the gurda masala, bheja fry and chicken bhuna are especially delicious. All three shops are open from Monday to Saturday (5 pm – 12.30 am).

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