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Mohammed Ali Road is the most popular haunt for foodies

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A view of crowded Mohammed Ali Road in Mumbai
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Dubai: Move over salt bae – coconut bae is here!

Yes, social media has discovered a milkshake vendor on Mumbai’s legendary Mohammed Ali Road.

Known for its culinary delights, especially during the fasting month of Ramadan, thousands flock the hundreds of roadside vendors and restaurants in the area, every day, to savour everything from steaming hot spicy payaa (trotters) soup and Khichda (dish of rice, lentils and broken wheat) to kababs and mawa malpua (fried milk pancake soaked in sugar syrup).

From 6pm to 4am, there is hardly space to move along this long road in South Mumbai. #mohammedaliroad has got over 3000+ individual posts on Instagram for Ramadan.

 

Mohammed Ali Road does not need an introduction. During Ramadan, Mohd Ali Road transforms itself into an illuminated paradise adorned with food and sweet stalls, a heaven on earth for food lovers. The roads leading here are extremely congested with clothing, accessory and food stalls spilling out onto the road; these remain open until the wee hours of the morning. Almost impossible to miss is the excellent artistic work in the arches of Minara Masjid which stand out from among the neighbouring ancient buildings. This part of the city is overflowing with emotions, A single visit is never satisfactory. And it's time to go back again. #Ramadan #Ramada2018 #MohammadAliRoad #MohammedAliRoad #Mumbai #Mymumbai #streetsofmumbai #storiesofmumbai #travelstories #travelpassion #tlpicks #travelawesome #phonephotography #shotonphone #phoneclick #mumbaiuntold #mumbaiuncensored #mumbaikar #ifoundawesome #thingstodoinmumbai #somumbai

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To quote Instagram user @thewickedsoul: “Mohammed Ali Road does not need an introduction. During Ramadan, Mohd Ali Road transforms itself into an illuminated paradise… for food lovers. A single visit is never satisfactory.”

Bollywood actor @purab_kohli wrote: “On a food trail to Mumbai’s most loved street for food, Mohammed Ali Road … I remember coming here for the first time 20 years back when I was in school….” Bollywood stars are regulars here, with many celebrating iftar at various food outlets along the road.

 

In the process of exploring some food joints with friends at Mohammed Ali road, I came across a place which served some amazing milkshakes in a very unique way. You won’t know how wonderful the street food is until you get here specially during Ramzan. . . . Frame 1 : Dilwale milkshake (mixture of coconut & dry fruits) Frame 2: Mango milkshake Frame 3: Anjeer milkshake (my personal favourite) . . Don’t miss to savour some amazing food & drinks here ❤️ . . #A_Foodies_heart#mumbai#blogger#indianblogger#yum#love#foodie#foodgoals#lifegoals#instayum#instalike#like4like#followgram#foodgram#NomNom#happytummy#foodporn#eat#foodcoma#foodgram#aamchimumbai#hungry#dietfail#ramzan#streetfood#mohammedaliroad#milkshake#nightlife#lively#delicious#happytummy

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And now you have Pappu Juice Wala, whose fruit milkshakes and mango creams look exactly like what the doctor ordered to counter a hot summer evening, with the ability to top up every drink with cream from a distance of about half a metre!

Pappu Juice Wala shop at Mohammed Ali Road in Mumbai

In most others that exercise would have ended up in tears as opposed to an internet trend. The video was posted by Street Food Recipes on Facebook and received nearly a million views!

But, it’s isn’t surprising that such skill exists along a road that has been Mumbai’s foodie haven for several decades.

It was named after Mohammed Ali Jouhar, an Indian independence movement activist, poet and scholar. Located in a pre-dominantly Muslim area, it is known for fast, fresh food that is cost effective and delicious.

From Suleiman Usman Mithaiwala’s phirnis (rice pudding), Burhanpur Jalebi Centre’s mawa jalebis (fried sweet stuffed with reduced milk solids), Noor Mohammadi Hotel’s chicken dish ‘Sanju Baba’ named after Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who apparently created the recipe, to Bade Miyan’s seekh kabab rolls and hand churned fresh fruit ice cream from the 125-year-old Taj Ice Cream – if you love to eat, then Mohammed Ali Road is a must visit.

 

#RamadaanKareem #MohammedAliRoad #Mandatory #Fun 😉😉

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@a_shy_stalker posted on Instagram: “One can’t resist ...Maalpua and rabri. You need a battalion to finish this. Trust me!”

To which @sonawane.rohan.ro responded: “No battalion I don’t share my maalpua.” A sentiment shared by most Mohammed Ali Road regulars.

 

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