Review - Mohammed Ali Road Food Festival At Sofitel Mumbai BKC

The busy streets of Mohammed Ali Road become busier during the holy month of Ramadan. Known as a haven for foodies, the by lanes attract huge numbers, who flock to relish meaty delicacies and sugary delights like nalli nihari, kheema pav, khichda, kebabs, biryani, firni, malpua and more. Can't resist to try but want something closer to home? Head to Sofitel Mumbai BKC to relish irresistible Iftar specials inspired from kitchens of Mohammed Ali Road at their signature restaurant, Jyran – Tandoor & Lounge.  

We reached here one saturday afternoon with rumbling stomachs to try some authentic creations from the streets of Mohammed Ali Road curated by Chef Shadab Ahmed. The eclectic menu features signature preparations across a signature set menu, non vegetarian and vegetarian set menu and à la carte delicacies. Settling down on a spacious table, overlooking the courtyard, we chose the signature set menu - a magnificent choice for any meat lover. The ambience created at the restaurant with accents, traditional lights and servers mingling with guests wearing traditional attire was pleasing to the eye.



We started with Paya Yakhni Shorba, a rich soup made with lamb trotters cooked overnight with garlic & whole Indian spices - a perfect way to begin!



Having heard a lot about the Jyran Gin bar that features a huge variety of exquisite gins from around the world, we decided to pair our afternoon lunch with a classic Gin & Tonic made with Monkey 47, a handcrafted Schwarzwald Dry Gin made with 47 botanical ingredients.  




Next for appetizers we tried Khau Gali Murgh Tikka - succulent small chicken pieces marinated with hung curd, spices & cooked in a tandoor (clay oven), Shahi Galawat ke Kebab - soft & melting mutton mince patty, Tandoori Jhinga - marinated tiger prawns cooked in tandoor and Macchi Tawa Fry - pan cooked pomfret fish flavored generously with Indian spices.



Satiated but still unable to resist, for main course we chose Chooza Makhani - charcoal roasted chicken pieces cooked in a rich tomato gravy, Barah Handi ka Gosht - delicious lamb chops cooked with onions & chef's choice of spices, Raan Changezi - roasted succulent baby lamb leg rubbed with Mughlai spices, Paneer Tikka Masala - charcoal grilled paneer cubes in rich tomato gravy, Dal-E-Khaas, surprisingly the highlight of the meal, the dal comprised of overnight cooked black lentils finished with butter and cream made completely without onion & garlic along with assorted bread like naan makhani, tandoori roti & missi roti for the main course.



For desserts we relished Malpua Rabdi - very popular sweet during Ramadan made with fried pancakes dipped in sugar syrup and served with rabdi and Zafrani Phirni - a delicious saffron infused rice pudding topped with dry fruits. We could not choose one above another and voted that we loved both the desserts :D



On till June 6th, Mohammed Ali road food festival at Sofitel Mumbai, BKC is a great way to relish a gourmet experience of Iftar favorites.

Where:

Jyran- Tandoor Dining and Lounge,
Sofitel Mumbai BKC,
C 57 Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra East Maharashtra,
Mumbai- 400051

Timings: 

Lunch- 12 pm to 3 pm
Dinner- 7 pm onwards

Till When - On Till 6th June 2019

Call - 022 6117 5000

What You Pay For A Meal For Two:

Enjoy signature set menu at INR 5210 plus taxes, non-veg set menu at INR 4610 plus taxes & veg set menu at INR 3610 plus taxes. Patrons can also enjoy delicacies from the extensive à la carte menu.

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