It’s that time of the year again when pious Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset observing the holy month of Ramzaan. As soon as the prayer call from the mosque is over, you tend to hear the familiar call from someone saying, “Roza Kholo, Azaan ho gayee hain” and you see starving crowds moving towards the areas of the city which are known to serve delicacies specially made for their iftar after fasting for the whole day.
On the special occasion of Ramzaan, we will be sharing few dishes from different cities of India specially associated with and made in the holy month of abstinence and prayers.
We begin with Minara Masjid situated at Mohammed Ali Road in Mumbai and the surrounding locality which is full of light and smoke coming from live sigrees and tandoors grilling meats giving out tantalizing aromas which are sure to make your mouth water.
The displays of various meats are not for the faint hearted foodie. There are rows of marinated chicken tandoori ready to be grilled on an open charcoal fire with young shop attendants fanning the ready charcoal fires to maintain the heat to evenly grill the ‘Kheeri Kaleji’ and the ‘Seekh Kebabs’, while others are tossing and turning the ‘keema botis’, ‘gurda masala’, ‘bheja fry’ which are delicacies made of offal on large iron tawas, harking the foodies to their shops.