It is the holy month of Ramzan. Amidst the sacred prayers and divinity, also comes the joy of bringing on some of the best delicacies unique to this festival. And Bangalore is one of those dream destinations to break your fast and relish some of the best iftar food. Come Ramzan and Bangalore seems decorated as never before. The nights as cool as they are, are glorified even more with stalls filled with some yummilicious food for the hungry hearts. Here are some suggestions from our end about the best food stalls and dishes that demand to be tasted atleast once this Ramzan season.
- Haleem from Pista House
The quintessential dish to break the fast, Haleem is a dish that is prepared overnight, especially during the months of Ramzan. Easily the favourite dish on any food stall in Bangalore, Haleem is a dish made of wheat (soaked overnight) along with lentils, barley and the meat of individual choice, ranging from beef, mutton or chicken. Rush to Pista House in Frazer Town for the best Haleem in the city.
- Melt in your mouth Bheja fry puff from Albert Bakery
This is one of the oldest food institutions of Bangalore, located on Mosque Road. It is a very sober place as the owners like to keep it simple. They specialize in bakery items. But their all-time favourites are – Bheja Fry Puffs, Mutton Samosas, Crumb Fried chicken. You just can’t stop at one bite while at Albert’s. Situated inside of Frazer Town in Bangalore.
- Pathar ka gosht from Empire chain of restaurants
This is a Hyderabadi style dish, wherein, a slab or rock (generally granite) is heated on red hot charcoal, for 4-5 hours, before the meat is cooked on this hot rock. The earthy taste this process renders to the dish is a big win. People line up in front of stalls for this one dish. We suggest you taste this from any of the branches of Empire restaurants in Bangalore. You are going to relish a taste that is next to none.
- Chichabas ki biryani
If you are in the mood for some solid Bangalore style Biryani, then you know where to head to. Ramzan or not, Biryani has a cult fan following in India all through the year and this city is no different either. You can relish the best of biryanis in here in Frazer Town. Choose from a variety of Chicken, Egg and Mutton Biryanis to satisfy your taste buds and of course some Roohafzah to wash it down with.
- Camel meat
Treat yourself to some succulent camel meat from one of the stalls in Shivajinagar. Camel Meat happens to be one of the things people look forward to during the Muslim fast month of Ramzan. In fact, Camel Meat Kebabs fill the stalls for iftar and within no time, it disappears, such is the demand of this food item. Shivajinagar is in fact, one of the oldest spots for iftar. A lot of Muslims of the city reside here, hence making it the obvious choice. Streets full of bustling people throughout the night is a common sight here.
- Firni in Tilak Nagar
If you are on the lookout for a place with exemplary food options albeit the crowd of Shivajinagar, then Tilak Nagar is the place for you, for your iftar. Along with the popular Biryanis, Kebabs and Haleem, this place is a treat for all those with a sweet tooth. Make sure to taste the ever so tasty, Firni, Falooda and Kheer. Don’t restrict yourself to just the authentic Ramzan desserts, instead, explore the likes of Pineapple ka Meetha, Shahi Tukra, Bread Pudding and many more options.