The holy month of Ramadan is here!
During this month Muslims all around the world keep a fast from dawn till the sunset called a Roza. Iftar is the evening meal with which individuals along with their families and friends end their fast. The food prepared during this period varies from country to country and from culture to culture.
The Iftar spread is mouth-watering! People break their fasts first by eating Dates. There is a grand variety of vegetarian, non-vegetarian food along with Sherbets that is a part of the Iftar spread.
Having studied in Jamia since the past 3 years, I have learnt about a sumptuous variety of dishes served during Iftar. I have also been lucky enough to be a part of some of these Iftar gatherings. Some traditional food items that are consumed after breaking the fast are Khajoor, Fruit salad, Chhole (chickpea) ki chaat, Pakode (fritters) of various kinds, Keema Samosa, Kebabs, Chips, Paapad, etc. The most commonly had sherbet during Iftar is Roohafza. People also have Shikanji, Lassi or Kesar Badaam sherbet to break their fast. This is followed by a main course which also has much variety, including mutton and chicken dishes. The final course of the day has desserts like Halwa or Phirni.
SOME PLACES TO HEAD OVER FOR A DELICIOUS IFTAR IN DELHI-
- Al Jawahar Restaurant
Drop by at this renowned restaurant located in Jama Masjid for some delish Changezi Chicken, Biryani, Mutton Korma, Khameeri Roti, Sheermal and many more delectable dishes!
This iconic outlet has many outlets in Delhi and is known for their generations old Mughlai dishes like Chicken Jahangiri, Bhuna Gosht, Seekh Kabab, etc.
This place has gained fame for their lip smacking Buttery Chicken. Try this and various other mouth-watering dishes with their Rumali Roti.
- Pyaar Mohabbat Sharbat in Old Delhi
In the scorching heat of Delhi, a drink made of Roohafza flavoured milk and fresh Watermelon is all you need to get rehydrated! Cherry on the cake is that it is priced at just Rs.10!
- Cool Point Shahi Tukda
A prominent joint especially during Ramadan, this place serves some old Delhi special desserts like Shahi Tukda, Mango Ice-cream, Phirni, Kesar Badam Milk, Kheer and Lassi and all of them at very reasonable prices!