Baida Roti: The mutton kheema stuffed Baida Roti at Bawab Seekh Parantha is a treat to the eyes and delight to the soul. These are shallow fry, crispy from outside, and juicy from inside. Let Baida Roti come alone in a plate rather than it being accompanied by ketchup or chutney. All pics/Mayuresh Palyekar
Dates: Imported from Saudi Arabia, dates at Afzal Farzaan Centre tastes totally different from those available in local grocery stores. These not only looks fresh, but tastes fresh too. Prices of dates range from a nominal Rs. 100 per kg to Rs. 1000 per kg. Light brown to dark brown, mustard to black, dates of all forms and varieties can be savoured at this shop. And,, what is Eid without dates?
Falooda: the moment you step into Mahim Khao Gali, your eyes will turn towards an old late dessert joint known for traditional faloodas. Yes, Baba Falooda serves the best faloodas in town that are no less than a full course meal. topped with dry fruits, the faloodas are rich in look and yummiliscious in taste. Bab Special Falooda is a must try here.
Firni: The popular rice pudding is a mandatory and superfood of the festivity. take bites after bites and let the firni melt inside your mouth. The addition of dry fruits and Indian spices like saffron and cardamon enhances the flavour of the traditional dessert. Drop in to at Afzal Sweet Centre at Mahim Khao Gali to taste the staple dessert.
Kolkata Pan: Kolkata has a strong bond with food and pan is one preparation that ends your meal in the city in the sweetest note ever. Baba's Pan Shop at Mahim Khao gali specializes in Kolkata pan, which is nothing but an assortment of various soft and hard nuts, jaggery, and spices.
Pizza: Searching for the cheapest ever pizza in Mumbai? Fast Food Centre at Mahim Khao Galli is your destination then. Oodles of butter, cheese, mayonnaise blended with cherries and bell peppers gives the 'sasta ever' pizza the most heavenly taste. They are freshly prepared in front of you, so do not think about the hygiene and freshness.
Kebabs: Mutton Kebabs, chicken kebabs, and chicken tandoori are the basic ingredients of the feast. Garib Nawas, started some 40 years ago in the silent lane of Mahim Khao Galli prepares these delicacies in the traditional form ever. Do visit early to grab a plate of succulent kebabs and tandoories.
Sheera Parantha: The colour and taste do justice to this popular Mughlai food. at Aunty's shop next to Baba Falooda serves steaming Sheera Paratha with halwa. It is continuosly being heated to retain the freshness, flavour, and fragrance. All the 3 Fs combined together, make Sheera Parantha an all time favourite Indian dessert.
Shahi Tudka: Bread and milk may make the worst and boring combination ever. But, Shahi Tukda at Afzal Sweet Centre will definitely change your notion about the combination. To add to the flavor, the basic Shahi Tukda is toppled with rabri.
Singali: Yet another popular dessert in Singali. Though these look dry from outside, yet are juicy from inside. Afzal Sweet Centre specializes in a variety of desserts and Singali is one of those. It tastes best when consumed hot.
About The Gallery
These photos prove that Mahim Khau Gali is a perfect place to drop in for a fantabulous feast on the eve of Bakri Eid. From imported dates to falooda, this narrow alley in Mahim has everything a Mumbai foodie is looking for. Take a look...
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