Mahim Khau Galli, one of the most popular ‘khau gallis’ in India is located in Mahim, to the East of Mumbai. A ‘khau galli’ is interpreted in English as ‘an eat street or lane of eateries’. A noisy street crowded with people having food at different stalls.
In Mumbai, Mahim Khau Galli is a ‘must-visit’ place for non-vegetarians – both travellers as well as locals. From spicy snacks to sweet preparations, Mahim Khau Galli located at Balamia Road in Mumbai has much to offer to foodies visiting this place.
Popular for its typical Mughlai food items, Mahim Khau Galli brings the savoury recipes upon a platter to the visitors. Most food stalls open by late afternoons and stay so till midnight.
From Shawarma to Halwa Paranthas, this food street is a dream come true for foodies! The best part about this place is the availability of all food items at rock bottom prices.
Mahim Khau Galli: An Overview
Before providing the details of the Khau Galli, here are a few things to know about the place
Non-vegetarian delicacies and snacks
|Best Time to Visit
During the festive season of Ramzan
|Things to Carry
Some money and a hungry Belly – literally
|Whom to Go With?
Preferably family or friends
|Average Cost of a Food Item
Take care of your valuables and belongings. A possibility of robbery due to an abundant crowd.
Must Taste Items in Khau Galli in Mahim
There is a wide variety of food items available at the Mahim Khau Galli. Although best known for its non-vegetarian food dishes, vegetarians can also find some lick-smacking dishes here. Some of the best must-have dishes are:
Chicken Vada Pav
Biryani. Photography by Naoya Higurashi
Exact Location of Mahim Khau Galli
This Khau Galli is located at Balamia Road in Mahim. The street is just opposite the Mahim dargah.
|Mahim Khau Galli, Sindhu Wadi, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077|
How to Reach Mahim Khau Galli?
If you are in Mumbai, reaching Khau Galli in Mahim is not that hard.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)
Mahim Khau Galli
|Approximate driving time
Best Time to Visit Mahim Khau Galli
It is better to visit the Khau Galli during Ramzan due to the enormous range of non-vegetarian delicacies prepared during this period. One can find a large variety of non-vegetarian snacks like samosas, kebabs and tandoori preparations during this period.
Availability of Food Variety at Mahim Khau Galli
The Khau Galli offers an entire range of Mughlai cuisine that includes non-vegetarian dishes, desserts and some varieties of Italian snacks too.
For vegetarians, a wide variety of chaats and desserts are also available.
Khichadi. Photography by Madhu Bordia Nahata
Non-vegetarian Food Items Available
The place is a paradise for meat lovers. From juicy kebabs to baida rotis, the whole place is full of non-vegetarian dishes
Shawarma is a meat preparation in which bread/roti normally called (khaboos) is packed with meat, sauces and cabbage.
Kebabs are pieces of meat roasted or grilled in special equipment. They are soft, juicy and full of flavours.
It is a dish made by cooking together meat, pulses and spices. Normally, khichadi is eaten with bread or rotis. At mahim Khau Galli, try it at Hussain Khichadiwala. This is a complete meal in itself.
A South-Asian dish made with rice and meat. You can try Biryani if you are looking for just more than a snack.
Baida Roti is roti stuffed with minced meat. It is an absolute must try for non-vegetarians.
Chicken Vada Pav
A non-vegetarian version of the regular vada pav, the inside of the pav is stuffed with chicken cutlet and is served along with some onions.
Chicken Vada Pav. Photography by Vishwanath Das
Desserts/Sweet Dishes Available
Other than the non-vegetarian items, the Khau Galli is also known for its sweet delights. Here are some of the best ones.
A dessert is prepared using ice cream, syrup, vermicelli, sabja (basil seeds) and milk.
A sweet dish made by stuffing sooji halwa inside a paratha.
Indian Pancakes are prepared from ghee.
A sweet dish made using rice and milk.
A dessert made using sooji (semolina) and ghee.
Firni. Photography by Martin Jithu
There are a wide variety of tangy and spicy chaats at Khau Galli. The stalls offer Dahi Vada, Pav Bhaji, Vada Pav, potato and onion bhajis, samosas, Channa Chaat and more!
A chaat item is prepared by soaking and topping vadas with curd and spices.
A snack is prepared using chickpeas, tomatoes, onions and some spices as well.
Dahi Vada. Photography by Shweta
We all love Pizza, don’t we? Pizza is a yeasted flatbread with vegetable/cheese or meat topping. Forget all about your diet plan and grab some delicious pizza in Mahim Khau Galli
Pizza. Photography by Joswin John Lobo
Must-Try Food Stalls at Mahim Khau Galli
There are plenty of food stalls at the Khau Galli. Here are a few must-try eateries:
|Name of the Eatery||Food Specialty|
|Priti Limca Stall
Outside St. Michael’s Church
|Malpua – Rs. 25|
To the left of Midland Restaurant & Bar
|Dry Kulfi Falooda – Rs. 50|
|Baba Shawarma & Kebab Corner
Inside MahimKhau Galli
|Chicken Vada Pav – Rs. 20|
Just next to Rakesh Chinese Stall
|Chicken Vada Pav – Rs. 15|
|Mafco Farm Fair
Outside Mahim Church
|Samosa – Rs. 20|
|Bismillah Juice Centre
Inside Mahim Khau Galli
|Mango Juice – Rs. 20|
Inside Mahim Khau Galli
|Baida Roti – Rs. 40|
Near Bismillah Juice Centre
|HalwaParantha – Rs. 30|
Inside MahimKhau Galli
|Khichada – Rs. 30|
|Raees Kebab Corner
Opposite Zaheer Bhai Shawarma Stall
|Kebabs – Rs. 80|
Next to Dahiwala Stall
|Shawarma with Khaboos – Rs. 70|
|Iqbal Subedar Caterers
In Mahim Khau Galli
|Full Chicken Biryani – Rs. 80|
In Mahim Khau Galli, Towards Mahimdargah
|Complete Meal (For 2) – Rs. 250|
In Mahim Khau Galli, near Shivaji Park Fire Brigade
|Complete Meal (For 2) – Rs. 200|
Outside Rainbow Digital Photo Studio
|Rawa Halwa – Rs. 120 (1 kg.)|
Falooda. Photography by Akash B Nair
What Foods to Try for First Time Visitors?
If you happen to visit this Khau Galli for the first time, make sure you don’t leave the place without having the following:
Chicken Vada Pav
At a reasonable cost of Rs. 20, the chicken vada pavs turn out to be a perfect evening snack! This has been something that I’ve always had during my visit to Mumbai. You can try it at Baba Shawarma & Kebab Corner or Salim’s Stall.
A perfect combination of roti stuffed with minced meat, baida rotis are apt for a hungry stomach.
Malpua (sweet pancakes) are a healthy yet tasty sweet dish that one can have just before the Khau Galli journey ends.
It is one of the most popular dishes on this street. The halwa parantha is a must try if you aren’t already filled up on the sweet.
While at Khau Galli in Mhaim, make sure to try a shawarma roll from Zaheer Bhai Shawarma stall.
Dry Kulfi Falooda
Before you bid adieu to the Khau Galli after a good meal, the last item to try out would be a falooda from Baba Falooda Stall. Loaded with ice cream, kulfi, vermicelli and milk, a dry kulfi falooda would be a perfect dessert that concludes your journey with sweet memories of food, excitement and fun at Khau Galli in Mahim. A visit to this food haven is incomplete without a glass of this falooda.
Shawarma Roll. Photography by Rishabh Gupta
Mumbai’s Mahim Khau Galli is a one-stop street haul for non-vegetarians visiting or residing in Mumbai. It offers a wide variety of food items that fit within a common man’s budget. If you ever visit Mumbai, make sure you don’t leave until you have visited the Khau Galli – A food haven for non-vegetarians in Mumbai.
Happy Wayfaring 🙂
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