Heading to Mohammad Ali Road to break your fast? Skip the kebabs and malpuas. Gorge on wanton rolls and pizzas instead!
Stalls and restaurants on the famed foodie street have been serving up a storm for patrons throughout the holy month of Ramzan. This year though, they are taking the initiative to cater to diverse palates. Mohammed Sohrab, cook at Sigdi Restaurant says, “We’ve been serving dragon rolls, crispy threaded chicken and noodle soup along with the traditional food. The response has been so good that we are working on main course dishes that we can include on the menu.”
Stall owners, too, are experimenting with their dishes. Anwar Khan’s fried pizzas are selling like hot cakes. “I started making these only recently. They are garnering a lot of interest,” he says.
Even desserts and sweets are being infused with international influences. At Zam Zam Sweets and Bakery, the cooks are making milk barfis in flavours like blackcurrant, pineapple, mango and apple. Shalimar’s fruit triple and Ajwaa Sweets’ mawa khaza look quite like their Western counterparts. Garnished and presented attractively, they stand apart from the rabris and phirnis in little clay pots.
Patrons seem to be enjoying the variety on offer. “I come here very often because the food is just amazing. I’m sure anything else they offer will taste equally good,” says Mohd. Ashraf, as he orders a plate of noodles.
Fruit Triple- Layers of chocolate cake, strawberry syrup, and cream topped with fruits like chickoo, pomegranate and sweet lime.
Milk Barfi- Indulge in a variety of flavours. Blackcurrant is a hot favourite.
Coloured Falooda- Wash down your meal with a traditional falooda, served in a riot of colours like saffron, pink and blue.