Do it Yourself : Iftar food guide

Do it Yourself : Iftar food guide

If food be your religion, the holy month of Ramadan has to be the most eventful on your calendar. Here’s your self help guide on all the ‘must have delicacies’ in the holy month of Ramadan (Ramzan):

Recommended place to eat these: Around Jama Masjid and Matia Mahal.

  • Starters & soup : Chicken soup from one of the men selling the broth out of steel drums perched on the back of their bicycles; followed by any of these:
    • sheermal aka bakarkhani — a saffron-flecked, mildly sweet bread from Kashmir
    • keema samosa – samosas filled with meat
    • fruit cakes and puffs from street stalls;


  • Main course: Here are some options:
    • Mutton ishtu (stew), chicken Jahangiri (a sweet-and-sour chicken curry) from Al Jawahar;
    • Orange butter chicken and pieces of deep fried chicken from Aslam Chicken Corner;
    • Nihari, a stew that was first created in this area in the 18th century with sides dishes of bone marrow or spiced brain.
    • Breads – khameri rotis

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  • Desserts: Choose any and how many you can eat:
    • Malpua (one big enough to feed three)
    • Jalebi and pheni (sevai)
    • A glass of warm milk to accompany the jalebi and the pheni.

Malpua_Recipe Archana's kitchen


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