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Five places to get delicious iftar fare in Bengaluru

On the street or in a restaurant, choose where you want to tuck in

Sarjapur Road

Sarjapur Road is dotted with places where one can satiate their craving for Ramzan fare.

UBQ on Sarjapur Road has a Ramzan hamper that includes two types of kebabs, rumali roti and chicken curry, Lucknowi biryani, dates, and a serving of sheer korma to top it all off.

At Bellandur, apart from mutton haleem, Behrouz Biryani offers a range of biryanis, with at least five non-vegetarian options and three vegetarian ones. There are a host of chicken and mutton kebabs on offer as well as a soothing gulab (rose) phirni.

Moriz on Sarjapur Road has a dizzying lineup of kebabs and tandoori items in chicken, fish and mutton. Needless to say, haleem is on the menu as well as a non-veg platter that includes chicken, mutton and fish kebabs, and barbecue options, apart from a couple of shawarma variations. While falooda is the only dessert option, you can choose from the Arabian, Nutties and kesar versions.

Faasos offers haleem with lachcha paratha and Paradise Biryani has a haleem combo, while The BBQ has both chicken and mutton haleem on the menu.

Prices start at ₹150, hamper is ₹399

Five places to get delicious iftar fare in Bengaluru

Sharief Bhai

Sharief Bhai in Koramangala, which is popular for its fragrant biryani, has a special iftar menu on offer. You can choose from alu cheese samosa, gosht kheema samosa and bheja samosa. There is also the special chanu cutlet, murg til palak malai kebab, ande ke phugga gosht and the Arabic sheekh murg, which is marinated and minced chicken skewered and cooked in a tandoor.

The main draw is, of course, the traditional haleem gosht. The boti ki salan is a preparation of select intestine portions prepared in a tangy gravy. Then there is the gosht kichda, a blend of lentils, pulses, and mutton. There are three kinds of rolls available too: paneer, murg, and gosht. You could also try the anda kheema roti.

The desserts include kaddu ki kheer (which has ingredients such as bottle gourd and tapioca), dry fruit kheer, and traditional qhubani ka meetha.

The restaurant also has branches in Frazer Town and Kalyan Nagar.

Prices start at ₹60 and go up to ₹200

Five places to get delicious iftar fare in Bengaluru

Bilal Ramadan Food Mela

It’s a carnival at Bannerghatta Road every weekend. An hour before midnight, a toy train carrying five children at a time goes along a circular track. Near the amusement centres are a Rajasthani kulfi centre, a soda stall and another kiosk selling shahi tukda, the Mughlai dessert made of bread, sweet condensed milk and dry fruits.

A little way ahead, people can choose from a cluster of stalls offering varieties of kebabs, keema paratha, Hyderabadi mutton biryani, seekh roll and chilli beef among other varieties of meat, all richly covered in masalas red, yellow and green. Though the traffic is thinning rapidly on Bannerghatta Road, the bustle within the mela — with its bright lights, smoke, fire, and chattering people — creates the illusion of an early evening.

Prices start at ₹20 for juice and go up to ₹250

Five places to get delicious iftar fare in Bengaluru

Broadway

Smoky, chaotic, crowded... Welcome to Shivajinagar. From 7 pm onwards, Broadway and off Broadway is where people head, jostling past each other and the traffic to get the best Ramzan fare.

From the wonderfully flavoured pathar ka ghosht, quail and sizzling seekh kebab to veal kebab, rolls, and even camel meat sourced from Rajasthan, there is a lot of meat on offer.

For those with a sweet tooth, there is phirni, mishti doi, gajar ka halwa, shahi tukda and caramel custard. And if thirsty, just get a glass of blue lime juice or lassi. But the best way to end the meal is, of course, with a sulaimani at the Savera tea stall.

Prices start at ₹10 for tea and go to up to ₹150

Frazer Town

There are options galore in Frazer Town as many restaurants have set up stalls outside. On MM Road and Mosque Road, Chichaba’s Taj, Sheesh Kabab, The Deagh Hotel, The Mughals, Arabian Tea Cafe, Al-Kareem Food Stall, New Taj Restaurant and Karama are selling mutton and Lucknowi haleem, paya soup, keema paratha, varieties of rolls and kebabs, including hot-off-the-grill seekh kebab, whole quail, pathar ka ghosht, bheja fry as well as a variety of juices and sweets like phirni.

Pista House, which is famous for its haleem, has a small takeaway counter on Mosque Road.

Prices start at ₹40 and go up to ₹250

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