Ramadan is all about Fasting, lots of Charities and Blessings. It's a holy month where we don't eat or drink from dawn to dusk.
Getting up before the Sunrise and having something to eat is known as " Sehri" that helps to pull through the day. When the Sun sets we break the fast with our Meals called " Iftaar".
Traditional Sehri food is Feni( Round coil made with Flour, Butter or Suji) and is taken with Milk and some sugar. But nowadays ppl have become health conscious so they prefer to keep it light by having tea, biscuits or oats.
But I'm sure in small towns or in Old areas of Big cities many ppl still like to eat heavy food like Nalli Nihari, Kebabs or Saalan with Paranthas etc..
Sehri and Iftaar become a Ritual for next thirty days. As a child, I have vivid memories of our " Dastarkhaan"( food table) which would have some particular delicacies that are made especially during Ramadan. From Dhania Aloo, Dahi Phulki, Kaala Chana, Fruit Chaat to Neembu Pani and RoohAfza( to quench that long thirst).
Iftaar is followed by Dinner where you could binge on Qormas, Haleem, Biryanis, and Kebabs. Nowadays it has become a common practice to club Iftaar and Dinner as after Iftaar you lose appetite and don't do full justice to the Dinner.
Iftaar parties become an Important part of our lives as we get invited or call people over to share our meals with.
In a way Ramadan brings families and friends close. Markets abuzz with unending delicacies and wear a festive look. It's a delight to go on a Food Walk to soak in the atmosphere and savour the delectable food range.
Ramadan ends with one of the biggest festivals called " Eid- al- Fitr" that is celebrated across the world with great fervor. Here, No Eid is complete without Qimami and Doodh ki Seviyan, that's why its also known as "Meethi Eid"…