Kutchi Memon Ramzan Iftar Dastarkhwan @ Bengaluru

Here is a wonderful home-prepared Kutchi Memon dastarkhwan which was hosted at Fraser Town on 5 July 2015. A special thanks to Mansoor Ali, star food-walker and co-founder Bengaluru By Foot as well as Nadir Aslam, a foodie, for guiding us through the menu.

Most of these are prepared/ served as part of Razman month and normally not available otherwise. The concept of this dastwarkhwan, organised by 'Bengaluru by Foot' is to encourage people from all faiths and social group to gather as one for their common love- food. And in the process it helps people practising faiths other than Islam, to learn about the holy month of Ramzan with its traditions.

Here is what was served at the event:
Starters - to break the fast:
 - Dry fruit Sherbat (pronounced 'Sharbat' in Mysore Dakkani dialect) peppered with Zaffran (saffron)
 - Minced lamb meat 'Warqi somosas' ('Warq' means paper)
 - Mutton brain pakoda
 - Mutton shammi kabab
 - Shikampur kabab
 - Arabian dates

The starters (from front): Waqri samosas, shikhampur kababs, Arabian dates, Halwe ke puryian, Dry fruit Zaffran (saffron) sharbat.
Warqi samosas. 'Warq' in Urdu means paper.
Arabian dates
'Halwe ke puriyan'
Lamb brain pakodas. You will want to eat all of them!!!
Bengaluru by Foot's Ramzan Iftar party of Kutchi Memon Dastarkhan (cuisine) at Fraser Town.
Main course (all Kutchi Memon style):
 - Wheat phulkas
 - Green masala mutton chops (known in Dakkani language as 'Hare masale ki phaal')
 - Lamb trotters (Paya)
 - Chicken biryani with aloo
 - Mutton Khichda
 - Halwe ke puriyan
 - Mutanjan
 - Falooda.

Green masala mutton chops (known in Dakkani language as 'Hare masale ki phaal'). Prepared in Kutchi Memon style.
A close-up of green masala mutton chops (known in Dakkani language as 'Hare masale ki phaal'). Prepared in Kutchi Memon style.
Various gravies. Lamb trotters ('paya') is the second one from front. 
'Mutton khichda'
'Mutton khichda'
Kutchi Memon style chicken biriyani.
Kutchi Memon style chicken biriyani.
Lamb trotters ('paya') in the foreground.
Falooda ice cream to end the Iftar party. 
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