Barbeque Nation – Mohammed Ali Road

Seekh Kebabs, Baida Roti, Chicken Tikka, Nalli Nihari, Sheer Kurma, Falooda… reminds you of the jam-packed street of Mohammed Ali Road during Ramadan, right? That tantalising aromas sneaking through every corner of the street, tempting you to taste it, simply leaves you asking for more. For those who managed to get their hands on the deliciousness of the feast savour it for a year and the rest just sulk in the remains.

Relax, you don’t have wait for another year considering Barbeque Nation’s latest experiment with food presents the Mohammed Ali Road festival. But for us, did it live up to the legacy of Mumbai’s favourite Grub Street, find out below!
*the door opens and you see the funny shop name boards, the live counters, the servers, creating the feel of being at the road without really having to deal with the endless waiting hours and the struggle through the crowd to gorge on the food*
But then we arrived at the tough decision! Now all these years we haven’t really been able to crack the science of “WHEN TO STOP AT STARTERS WHEN AT BARBEQUE NATION”. Obstinate as we were to settle for less of starters and try the live counters and main course, we failed miserably! The new extensive menu is bound to spoil your choices and leave your plate with everything to try.

So cut to, we come to the answer of what you should be trying here from the menu: 

Seekh Kebab, Shabnam Ke Moti, Corn Shammi Kebab and Phirni for me were the pick of the menu!
Pranali Punwatkar

It is too hard to miss Mutton Seekh Kebab on any occasion, isn’t it? The delicate mutton mince spiced with just the right amount of seasoning that perfectly melts in the mouth.

For the vegetarians, Shabnam ke Moti is quite a good option to savour on. Stuffed Mushrooms topped up with a spicy marinade on your grill. Well grilled, rightly crisp, juicy and accurately accompanied by the the stuffing within.
Corn Shammi Kebab was another preferred starter from the menu that you could opt for. Simple and enjoyable!
Taltali Fish, Raan and Zam Zam Pilaf with Nihari Gosht couldn’t explain better the need for such dishes being served every now and then – Dakshin Adyanthaya 
The Taltali Fish that had the simplest of the flavours was absolutely enchanting. The crisp outside flavoured with turmeric and salt made the juicy delicate Basa taste stunning.
The traditional favourite RAAN was the speciality of the evening. Only a hardcore meat lover will know the value of the lusciousness a Raan would leave you with. Mouth-watering to conclude!
Another thing you shouldn’t miss out is the Zam Zam Pilaf with the Nihari Gosht. Flavourful rice with the perfect acquaintance of Nihari Gosht will leave you with the much needed zest to the main course options.

Zam Zam Pilaf

Nihari Gosht

What you can skip from the menu:
Paya Shorba! It is too hard to say no to Paya Shorba unless it leaves you with an overpowering build up to your taste buds, followed by finding no Paya in it.

Malpua with Rabdi was another sweet dish we were keenly looking forward to having. Unfortunately, it doesn’t meet the expectation or the love for the sweet!

Having said that, the food festival surely introduces some freshness to the menu. That’s not all; don’t forget to catch the staff serving your favourite starters break into dancing on Bollywood numbers like Jhumme Ki Raat and Afghan Jalebi. Thoroughly entertaining to say the least! Overall, go experience the taste of Mohammed Ali Road at Barbeque Nation and share your experience with us.

Final Verdict: Food: 3.5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Price: Rs. 1600 for 2

Author: TBS Contributor

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