This is the month of Ramadan. The whole country is immersed in a pious religious milieu. Busy offering of salat, recitation of Quran, and making charity. What’s unique about the festival is fasting from dawn till sunset followed by a filling Iftar. It might not be wrong to say that Muslims do know their food and how to serve them. Today, Iftar is all about being highly exquisite and elaborate. It bristles with varied delicacies. From delicious mutton curries and biryanis to irresistible desserts and refreshing sherbets; the Iftar meal is certain to make you salivate. So how about a Ramadan food trail?
If you are in an area like Nizamuddin, Delhi during Iftar, you will find yourself in the midst of aromas of spices, barbecued mutton, glittering lights, colourful shops, and religious chants echoing in the background. Consider yourself a foodie? Then, check out the old lanes of Nizamuddin and areas nearby during Iftar.
With so many authentic and decade old restaurants serving the most flavorful and savoury dishes, chances are you might get confused in picking restaurants. To save you from all the trouble, here is a Ramadan food trail for every foodie. It starts from Nizamuddin and will leave an everlasting impression on you:
Al Quresh, Nizamuddin
Start off your Ramadan food trail at Al Quresh. It serves Mughlai and North Indian and gets swarmed by diners, especially during Iftar. It is a perfect place to dine with family and enjoy finger licking food. It’s clean and has decent seating.
We recommend: Chicken Tangdi Kebab
Cost: INR 500 for two
Gulfam Kashmiri Wazwan, Nizamuddin
It is known for bringing the best of Kashmiri, Mughlai and North Indian delicacies to the diners. The kebab stall outside, serves perhaps the best kebabs, which is could be perfect for starters. It’s a modest restaurant with no swanky settings. It is best that you quickly enjoy your food and move on.
We recommend: Kebabs
Cost: INR 300 for two
Afghan Darbar, Lajpat Nagar
People come here generally to enjoy Afghani food along with great ambience. The food, especially is delicious and full of exotic Middle-Eastern flavours. It is a unique experience to dine here.
We recommend: Tandoori chicken kabab
Cost: INR 600 for two
It is imperative to have main courses during your Ramadan food trail. People throng to Kabul for savouring the tangy food with the subtle taste of spices from Afghanistan. Its menu is made of Mughlai and Afghani food.
We recommend: Yakhni
Cost: INR 450 for two
Hyderabad House, Jangpura
If you want to enjoy authentic food all the way from Hyderabad in Delhi, this is for you. It is a takeaway joint which serves some delicious food. Its menu is huge with both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian delicacies to try.
We recommend: Biryani
Cost: INR 750 for two
Beliram Degchiwala, Jangpura
It is a perfect place to savour authentic North Indian and Mughlai food amidst a homely ambience. This one is a take away eatery. Usually, people come here, order food and eat it in their car. What’s cool is that their menu is rich and varied.
We recommend: Mutton Roghan Josh and Keema Naan with curry
Cost: INR 650
Kadimi Sweets, Jangpura
In the heart of Bhogal market, Kadimi Sweets has been satisfying the craving of sweet of many for decades. Its menu is rich just like its food. It is good for having breakfast, but if you have a sweet tooth you can visit it anytime.
We recommend: Gulab Jamun
Cost: INR 150 for two
Sab Ki Khatir, Lodhi Road
It is one of the places that remains crowded even at late hours. They specialise in Mughlai and is more-or-less a take-away joint. However, they also feature a small outdoor seating. Just like their starters and mains, their desserts are also amazing.
We recommend: Phirni
Cost: INR 450 for two
Kunafa, Lodhi Colony
It is a high-end dessert parlour serving dishes that just melts in your mouth. Their menu is reasonably priced and within budget. The ambience is amazing with good seating.
We recommend: Stuffed Sekki Dates and Stuffed figs with walnuts
Cost: INR 300 for two
Ramadan is the biggest festival in Islam. It is all about spirituality, refraining from bad, and indulging in finger-licking food. Go on an Iftar trail during the Ramadan. It will certainly be a memorable experience. While on your Ramadan food trail, be sure to carry us along for some oh-so-wonderful cashback.