Photographs By: Trupti Arekar
Ramzan Iftaari - Hot off the coals!
A little after sunset when the devout break their day long fast, a little lane comes to life with the most aromatic smells, stalls lit with delicious fast foods, plates of fruit and coloured sherbets. This is Bohri Mohalla, a Muslim quarter of the city — which a must-do when you decide to eat out during Ramzan.
Mumbai serves delicious Iftaar food which includes quail tandoor, kebabs, malpua, fruit based phirnis, faloodas and more. The displays of various meats are not for the faint hearted foodie as rows of marinated chicken tandoori are kept on an open charcoal fire with young shop attendants fanning the charcoal fires to maintain the heat to evenly grill the ‘Kheeri’ ‘Kaleji’ and ‘Seekh Kebabs’, while others are tossing and turning the ‘keema botis’, ‘gurda masala’, ‘bheja fry’ which are delicacies made of offal on large iron tawas. These streets offer ‘Khichda’, a mutton specialty cooked overnight with lentils and supposed to be a complete protein punch, Naan Chaap, Biryani and Paya.
ADC photographer Trupti Arekar goes out in her quest for lip smacking food during Ramzan at South Mumbai's Mohammad Ali Road and near Mahim Dargah.