Maulana Shaukat Ali Road not only connects two contrasting parts of South Mumbai but also features many legendary and prominently Muslim dominant eateries. The end of this road towards the Hotel Almas junction (under JJ) has become a part of the annual Ramazan Food Crawls for many since a few years. It features the likes of J.J Jalebi, Zaika and more. So instead of turning left for Bohari Mohalla once your're through with your Mawa Jalebis, Continue straight and before the end of the next block will arrive 'Lucknowee'. It's lit signboard says it all - Tunday Kebab ! Welcome to the an Awadhi dominant eatery which is a breathe of fresh air away from the Tikkas and average Kebabs from Bhendi Bazar.
The place is far better in hygiene when compared to any of the other nearby restaurants. Though the menu features the average Kheema Fry, Dal Gosht, Kormas and Biryanis, They specialize in Tunde Kebabs as made in Old Lucknow. These tender succulent melting kebabs hit just the right note in your palate. Recollecting the ones i have tasted in Bajaza (Lucknow), These are equally close in taste and texture. The only difference being that here it is served with thin Paratha while in Lucknow it is served with Rumali Roti.
Another hot selling item from this eatery is their Russian Cutlet. These deep fried cutlets are purely a pav insert affair. Cheap on the pocket, this snack sells like a hotcake in the evening. The Tunde stall runs from evening 6:30 or 7.00 p.m until 11:30 or midnight. As of now the Tunde are made of Bade ka gosht (beef) but soon the owner plans to start Lamb variation too in their next door space christened - Tunde Kebab. Another dish to watch out for in the upcoming eatery would be the Karachi style 'Kata Kat', signature Kormas and Biryanis.