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Mahim Khau Galli: Haven for Food Lovers in Mumbai

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.

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Mahim Khau Galli: An Overview

Before providing the details of the Mahim Khau Galli, here are a few things to know about the place

Speciality

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

Rs. 40

Precautionary Measures

Take care of your valuables and belongings. A possibility of robbery due to an abundant crowd.



Must Taste Items in Mahim Khau Galli

There is a wide variety of food items available at the Mahim Khau Galli. Although best known for its non-vegetarian food dishes, the vegetarians can also find some lick-smacking dishes here. Some of the best must-have dishes are:

Non-Vegetarian

Shawarma Roll

Seekh Kebab

Seekh Roti

Biryani

Chicken Vada Pav

Baida Roti

Vegetarian

Malpua 

Dahi Chaat

Khichadi

Halwa Parantha

Falooda

 

Mahim Khau Galli Biryani. Photography by Naoya Higurashi

Exact Location of Mahim Khau Galli

Mahim 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 Mahim Khau Galli is not that hard.

Start

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)

Destination

Mahim Khau Galli

Approximate distance

21 kms

Approximate driving time

34 minutes

Best Time to Visit Mahim Khau Galli

It is better to visit Mahim 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, tandoori preparations during this period.

Availability of Food Variety at Mahim Khau Galli

Mahim 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.

Mahim Khau Galli 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

Shawarma is a meat preparation in which bread/roti normally called (khaboos) is packed with meat, sauces and cabbage.

Kebabs

Kebabs are pieces of meat roasted or grilled in special equipment. They are soft, juicy and full of flavours.

Khichadi

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.

Biryani

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

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.

Mahim Khau Galli Chicken Vada Pav. Photography by Vishwanath Das

Desserts/Sweet Dishes Available

Other than the non-vegetarian items, the Mahim Khau Galli is also known for its sweet delights. Here are some of the best ones.

Falooda

A dessert prepared using ice-cream, syrup, vermicelli, sabja (basil seeds) and milk. 

Halwa Paratha

A sweet dish made by stuffing sooji halwa inside a paratha.

Malpuas

Indian Pancakes prepared from ghee.

Firni

A sweet dish made using rice and milk.

Rawa Halwa

A dessert made using sooji (semolina) and ghee.

Mahim Khau Galli Firni. Photography by Martin Jithu

Chaats

There are a wide variety of tangy and spicy chaats at Mahim Khau Galli. The stalls offer Dahi Vada, Pav Bhaji, Vada Pav, potato and onion bhajis, samosas,  Channa Chaat and more!

Dahi Vada

A chaat item prepared by soaking and topping vadas with curd and spices.

Chana Chaat

A snack prepared using chickpeas, tomatoes, onions and some spices as well.

Mahim Khau Galli Dahi Vada. Photography by Shweta

Italian cuisine

Pizza

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

Mahim Khau Galli Pizza. Photography by Joswin John Lobo

Must Try Food Stalls at Mahim Khau Galli

There are plenty of food stalls at Mahim 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
Baba Falooda 

To the left of Midland Restaurant & Bar

Dry Kulfi Falooda – Rs. 50
Baba Shawarma & Kebab Corner 

Inside MahimKhau Galli

Chicken Vada Pav – Rs. 20
Salim’s Stall 

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
Garib Nawaz 

Inside Mahim Khau Galli

Baida Roti – Rs. 40
Leslia’s Stall 

Near Bismillah Juice Centre

HalwaParantha – Rs. 30
Hussain Khichdawala

Inside MahimKhau Galli

Khichada – Rs. 30
Raees Kebab Corner 

 Opposite Zaheer Bhai Shawarma Stall

Kebabs – Rs. 80
Zaheer Bhai 

Next to Dahiwala Stall

Shawarma with Khaboos – Rs. 70
Iqbal Subedar Caterers 

In Mahim Khau Galli

Full Chicken Biryani – Rs. 80
Rakesh Chinese

In Mahim Khau Galli, Towards Mahimdargah

Complete  Meal (For 2) – Rs. 250
Shri Krishna

In Mahim Khau Galli, near Shivaji Park Fire Brigade

Complete  Meal (For 2) – Rs. 200
Aslaam’s Stall

Outside Rainbow Digital Photo Studio

Rawa Halwa – Rs. 120 (1 kg.)

Mahim Khau Galli Falooda. Photography by Akash B Nair

What Foods to Try for First Time Visitors?

If you happen to visit Mahim 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.

Baida Roti

A perfect combination of roti stuffed with minced meat, baida rotis are apt for a hungry stomach.

 Malpua

Malpua (sweet pancakes) are a healthy yet tasty sweet dish that one can have just before the Mahim Khau Galli journey ends.

Halwa Paratha

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.

Shawarma Roll

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 Mahim 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 Mumbai MahimKhau Galli. A visit to this food haven is incomplete without a glass of this falooda.

Mahim Khau Galli Shawarma Roll. Photography by Rishabh Gupta

Mumbai’s Mahim Khau Galli is a one-stop street haul for the 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 Mumbai’s Mahim Khau Galli – A food haven for non-vegetarians in Mumbai.

Happy Wayfaring 🙂

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S J Fiona

S J Fiona

S.J.Fiona is a travel enthusiast, a foodie by nature and an emerging cook. Professionally, she is a budding Computer Engineer. Fiona is passionate about penning down her inner soul. She enjoys writing and composing poems. A coding geek and a winner of various programming competitions, she aspires to make it great in the field of computer science.

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