This Husband-Wife Duo On Mosque Road Make Mumbai-Style Khichda & We Can't Get Enough

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If you want to eat a delicious and wholesome meaty dish on a cold, cold night, then you need to seek out Special Bombay Kichda stall on Mosque Road.
Sweetest of smiles and generous hands. That is what you notice about Maqsood when he ladles a bowlful of warm khichda. For the uninitiated, khichda is the distant cousin of haleem. It is lentil cooked with meat till gooey and makes for a spicy stew. A perfect marriage of meat, lentils, barley and spices, the dish is usually topped with ghee, fresh mint leaves and fried onions. It is spicy, all kinds of delicious and most of all very comforting on a cold, cold night. Maqsood serves two kinds of khichda: one with chicken and the other with that kind of meat that must not be named. Though personally, I am partial to the latter version because it has more depth of flavour to it.  Maqsood’s wife does all the cooking and once you taste the dish you will know why he has quite the clientele. Even though the street is bursting with eateries who probably serve the same dish, one singular element that makes Maqsood’s version of the khichda stand out is that it is essentially home style.  For those who are wondering what would be good to have during the current, nippy weather of Bangalore, this would be it. Khichda makes for a fabulous dinner after post drinking sessions and if you are nice to Maqsood, he might even give you a warm gulab jamun to tone down the spiciness of the stew. He takes catering orders as well. Where: Special Bombay Kichda, near Karama, in front of bus stand, Mosque Road Price: INR 70 for a bowl, 90 if you want to pack. Contact : +91 9342069802 Timings: Daily 5pm-10pm {Calling all brides {and their tribes!} – From clothes to gifting, get all your wedding inspiration here.#HitchedWithLBB}