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Ramzan delicacies from out of the box

Dhruv Gangadharan Arvind
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The city's restaurants are providing a cornucopia of Iftar dishes. Photo: Nagara Gopal
The Hindu The city's restaurants are providing a cornucopia of Iftar dishes. Photo: Nagara Gopal

A look at the places in Chennai that offer Iftar kits

Like the Prophet Muhammed, many Muslims choose to break their fast by eating three dates. To follow it up with a hearty meal, the city's restaurants are providing a cornucopia of Iftar dishes. Here are some of the places in Chennai that offer a varied spread.

Charminar Restaurant in Gopalapuram offers Hyderabadi haleem, kheema samosa, Irani chai, Karachi biscuits, kebabs and biryani. If you’re looking for a place to pray, they also offer a prayer hall and an Iftar party hall. For detaills, call 28111007.

Hyderabad-based Pista House’s speciality haleem is available at your doorstep. Pista House has once again tied up with Gati Couriers to supply haleem to different locations in the country anytime between 8.30 p.m. and 11. 30 p.m. Available from Rs. 451 onwards. For details, visit gaticonnect.com

Zaitoon offers ‘Iftar in a box’, which includes dates, mini shawarma roll, kozi rice with laham, mutton biryani, rava payasam in addition to haleem at Rs. 299. For details, call 42020222.

Daawat-a-Biryani by Nigar Sultana sells Iftar packs that have haleem, shami kabab, mini chicken rolls, and a range of other delicacies at Rs. 335. They expect a call one day in advance. For details, call 9840318668.

Fisherman’s Fare Iftar spread is one of the most talked-about in town. From haleem (a chicken version is available as well) to kheeme ki lukhmi, khubani ka meetha and biryani, of course. It’s approximately priced at Rs.300 per head. For details, call 28194840.

Copper Kitchen’s Iftar spread is value for money. Choose from dates, fruits, juice, kheema samosa, kotthu parota and haleem priced at Rs. 275. For details, call 24760804.

From samosas to laham mandi, and even chicken macaroni, Palmshore’s Iftar spread sounds rather promising. It’s complete with Hyderabadi haleem and Qubani ka meetha, all at Rs. 280. For details, call 42102244

The legendary Buhari restaurant offers Haleem, egg parothas, kanji and samosas for free. For details, call 64577172.

Spoonbill presents an Iftar platter for the entire month of Ramadan. Break your fast with dates, choice of fresh fruit juice, mutton samosa, egg bhajji, aloo bread pakora and masala chana for Rs. 180, inclusive of tax. It’s also available for takeaway and home delivery. For details, call 42064442.

If you’re looking at something a little more indulgent, check out the Khau Galli food festival at Sheraton Park and Towers that features live cooking stations, authentic Arabic dishes, sweets and traditional beverages. It’s priced at Rs. 1350 plus taxes. For details, call 24994101.

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