Ramadan special menus in Mumbai and Bangalore

Jade Crasto
Ramadan is a month of prayer and reflection for Muslims all around the world. Throughout this holy month, all adult Muslims are obliged to fast from sunrise to sunset, with a pre-dawn meal called Suhur or Sehri and an evening feast called Futoor or Iftar. Iftar is the fast-breaking evening supper eaten during Ramadan at the time of adhan of the Maghrib prayer. These dinners are frequently shared with friends and family. While the foods served at an iftar varies from community to community, dates are a common choice, a link to the Prophet Muhammad eating dates to break his fast. While the faithful break their fast with a rich iftar feast of biryani, haleem, phirni, kebabs and other delectable dishes, who says you can’t you enjoy these mouth watering treats as well? We’ve curated a list of some of the best places in Mumbai and Bangalore to feast at for the holy month.
Native Bombay
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The streets of India come alive for devouts and foodies seeking Iftari savoury and sweet delicacies, with brilliant lights, bustling streets, and excellent food. Go to Native Bombay to experience the flavours of regional Indian streets on a plate with a unique Ramadan menu available till the conclusion of the season. Go with friends and family to savour regional specialties sourced from several cities through their unique menu. The Mohammed Ali Seekh, an Indian special Ramazani Chicken Tandoori, is a salute to Mumbai’s favourite Ramadan street, and has a range of small meals such as Lucknow’s Mutton Boti Kebab.  For mains, you can enjoy a Paneer Shahi Korma with roots lying in the Mughlai cuisine, Chana Batata, Hyderabad’s delicacy Teen Mirch ka Salan.  Non-vegetarians can enjoy options like Chicken Bhuna Tawa and a popular must-have Haleem. Bond over Tawa Takatak which allows you to enjoy Mutton Sukka, Bheja Fry, Kaleji and Keema served with pav. End your meal on a sweet note with our special Phirni and Kulfi served with Falooda in a choice of Malai, Mango or Strawberry.
When: Till 21st April 2023
Timings:  Lunch 12 PM to 3 PM and Dinner 7 PM to 12 AM
Where: Native Bombay, 10 – 12, Cochin St, Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Photo Courtesy: Taftoon
Taftoon is offering Ramadan special, ‘Iftari Fridays” by Chef Haseen Qureshi. It’s a pre-booked eight-course menu that will be available only on Fridays till 21st April i.e., 4 Fridays.
Price – INR 3999 for two and INR 7599 for four.
Location – Powai-Shop 4, B Wing, 1st Floor, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai.
Ummrao at Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai
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Ummrao at Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport invites you to experience a delightful & lavish Iftar at their restaurant. The Iftar menu includes a variety of Kebabs, Haleem, Biryani, and Dessert. The curated menu for this particular time period is specially designed to cater to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian guests. The meal will start with an Amuse Bouche consisting of Dates, Almonds, Cashews, and Rose Milk Shots. The Soup of the day will be served as the first course. For the main course, vegetarian guests will be served Paneer starter, Veg starter, Bharwan Gucchi, and Veg Haleem. Non-vegetarian guests will be served Chicken starter, Mutton starter, Fish starter, and Mutton Haleem. The individual Thaal will also include Veg preparations, Dal e Ummrao, Assorted bread, and Veg Biryani served with Raita and Salan for vegetarian guests, and Chicken preparation, Dal e Ummrao, Assorted bread, and Mutton Biryani served with raita and Salan for non-vegetarian guests. Indulge in Halwa Poori and Kesar Falooda for sweet tooth. The Falooda will be served in a juice glass. To top it off, a beverage trolley will be provided, with refreshing non-alcoholic cocktails to be served on each table as an upselling. Guests will also be served Mukhwas from the trolley after the meal.
Where: Ummrao, Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport, Chakala, Mumbai
Dates: 22nd March 2023 to 21st April 2023
Price: The special Iftar menu is priced at INR 1700++ for Vegetarian and INR 1900++ for Non-Vegetarian
Mediterranea’s Ramadan Special Iftar Boxes
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Mediterranea by Creative Eats LLP, a cloud & delivery kitchen based in Worli, has launched its special Iftar Boxes, just in time for the holy month of Ramadan. With two delicious offerings, the Chicken Iftar Box and Lamb Iftar Box, these boxes are the perfect way to end your fast with authentic Middle Eastern delicacies that are sure to satisfy any appetite. Packed with a perfect blend of flavours, the Chicken Iftar Box, which is priced at just ₹650 plus GST comes with juicy Chicken Kafta Kebap, succulent Shish Taouk with Grilled Veggies, refreshing Garden Salad, creamy Hummus, aromatic Buttered Rice, crispy Falafel, delicious French Fries, Toum, sweet Dates, and two soft and fluffy Pita Breads. The Lamb Iftar Box, on the other hand, priced at just ₹675 plus GST, is a celebration of tender and flavorful lamb, with Istanbul Kebap Lamb, Shish Taouk with Grilled Veggies, Garden Salad, Hummus, Buttered Rice, Falafel, French Fries, Toum, Dates, and two Pita Breads. So, this Ramadan, get ready to experience the authentic flavours of the Mediterranean culture right at your doorstep and enjoy a feast that will transport you to the exotic locales of the Middle East. Order now through the website or Instagram and treat yourself to a delicious and fulfilling Iftar experience.
Order from the comfort of your home:
Zomato: Mediterranea
Call/Whatsapp: 9820007347 / 9820007437
Coastal Fry
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For Seafood lovers in South Mumbai who like to enjoy the celebrations at home, fret not as you can order lip-smacking coastal delicacies from newly launched cloud kitchen, Coastal Fry. The coastal specialities include Butter Garlic Prawns, Bombil Rava Fry, Crispy Fried Chicken, Stuffed Prawn Papad Roll, there is a wide variety of munchy starters to choose from. For the main course, one could have an elaborate feast on Goan Curry versions of fish, chicken or mutton, Prawn Pulao, or Spicy Ambotik Curry. The chef’s special Green Curry and Mix Seafood Pulao are also other relish-worthy items on the menu. The dessert options include a Tender Coconut Payassam and Mango Payassam to finish off your meals with a heavenly taste.
Coastal Fry is available for delivery on Swiggy and Zomato.
The Den Bengaluru
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The Den Bengaluru is pleased to offer a carefully curated Ramadan Iftar Box available to be ordered in Bangalore. The Ramadan box offers a delicious range of traditional and contemporary cuisine, thoughtfully crafted to bring out the unique flavours of this holy month. The menu includes a variety of mouth-watering dishes such as Haleem, Chicken Samosa, Mutton Keema Puffs, Sheermal, and a lot more. We have also included a special beverage, Rose Milk, to complement the flavours of the dishes in the box. The Den Bengaluru is dedicated to providing guests with a luxurious and comfortable experience, and the special Ramadan Iftar Box ensures that you can break your fast wherever you are. The Ramadan box is sure to bring joy and happiness to your celebration.
What: Ramadan Box
When: 22nd March, 2023 – 21st April, 2023
Price: INR 1999++
For orders, please call:  080 71117222
Persian Terrace, Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway
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To honor this holy month and make it a unique and unforgettable experience, Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway is all set to give you an immersive cultural experience, with traditional music, décor and a specially created menu at their rooftop restaurant Persian Terrace. The degustation menu includes grilled dishes, Non-Veg and Veg platters with Kabab-E-Ajmeer, Samak Hara Kabab, Phaldari Kabab, and Mushroom Sabzi Kabab served with herbed rice and saffron rice. The evening will also showcase the typical cold Mezze, such as Hummus Beiruti and marinated olives, and hot mezze like the Falafel and Cheese Sambousek. To nourish the soul, guests can enjoy Ash-E-Sabzi or Soup-E-Morgh and conclude with a delicious dessert specially curated by the chef.
When: Till 21st April (6 PM – 11.30 PM)
Price:  Veg and Non-Veg Set Menu at INR 2500 ++
For more details, please call: 08042521000 / 95919 96953
JW Marriott Bengaluru Prestige Golfshire Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Bengaluru Prestige Golfshire has launched its much-awaited Ramadan celebrations at the plush Aaleeshan restaurant. As part of the Ramadan special menu, guests can enjoy an array of beverages such as the signature Jallab, Neer Mor, and many more, that offer a refreshing and revitalising start to the meal. The menu is priced on actuals, giving guests the flexibility to select from a range of delicacies that suit their taste and budget. Aaleeshan’s cosy ambiance and luxurious seating arrangement create the perfect atmosphere for an unforgettable family gathering during Ramadan. This one-of-a-kind celebration, each evening from 5 pm to 11 pm, scheduled from 22nd March to 22nd April 2023
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