5 Indian-themed Iftars to try in the UAE this Ramadan

5 Indian-themed Iftars to try in the UAE this Ramadan

Choose between these five Indian-themed Iftars available around the country.

Varq, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

This Indian fine dining restaurant is presenting a special Iftar menu that blends regal flavors and cuisines from India. The Iftar experience commences with a high-quality assortment of dates and thirst-quenching beverages such as Tamar Hindi, Qamardheen, Laban, and Kharkadi. A range of delectable appetizers follows soon after, including Saunfiyani Murgh Tikka, Palak Patta Chaat, Methi Machhli, and Champ-E-Kabuli lazeez, which are lamb chops cooked over a charcoal fire and inspired by India's rich culinary heritage. For the main course, guests can savor family-style sharing platters that include Nalli Nihari, inspired by the royal menu of Shah Jahan, Awadhi Jhinga, and Dal Mughlai. The signature dish, Hyderabadi Gosht Biryani, is infused with the flavors of Hyderabad. The Iftar concludes with a delightful selection of desserts that features household favorites such as Sheer Kurma, Khajoor Halwa, and Badam Kulfi Falooda. The menu is priced at Dh275 per person and is available from 6pm to 8pm throughout Ramadan. For reservations, please call 04 2754444.

Farzi Dubai

Farzi Dubai is presenting an elaborate sharing-style feast that starts with a zesty and refreshing kale and mango salad topped with Greek yogurt, pecans, and pomegranate, and an avocado bhel puri - a sweet and tangy mixture of rice puffs with creamy avocado and crispy corn flakes. For appetizers, you can indulge in lentil risotto arancini with pickled mayo and poppadum rolls, golden deep-fried tempura prawns with chili foam air, and Murgh Tikka Pasanda served with active charcoal hummus and coriander kulcha. For the main course, a new dish called Palak Paneer Croquettes - a tempered spinach curry with gram flour flatbreads and Spanish-style croquettes stuffed with Indian cheese paneer - will be served along with a chicken biryani infused with lemon zest and Afghani Pista Korma, a culinary fusion of stuffed chicken tikka with pistachio. To end the meal on a sweet note, freshly-made Rasmalai - flattened clotted cream balls topped with carrot cream, soaked in saffron milk, and decorated with edible rose petals - will be served. To quench your thirst, each guest will receive a complimentary Vimtojito or an icy glass of laban. The menu is priced at Dh150 per person, and reservations can be made by calling 052 6892012 (City Walk) or 050 4075590 (Mall of Emirates).

Khyber at Dukes The Palm

Khyber, the Indian restaurant, invites guests to savor an Iftar experience filled with delectable Indian delicacies that are perfect for sharing with family. The menu features flavorful dishes such as Galouti Kebab, Butter Chicken, and Rasmalai, among others. With an exquisitely decorated interior and a magnificent view of the Dubai Marina sunset skyline, diners can revel in the exotic ambiance while enjoying their meal. The Iftar experience is available from sunset until 11 pm, priced at Dh159 per person. Children aged 6-11 years old can enjoy the feast for Dh79, while kids aged 5 years old and below dine for free. To make a reservation, call 04 455 1101.

Punjab Grill

Punjab Grill is inviting guests to indulge in an unforgettable Iftar at their Dubai and Abu Dhabi restaurants. The sumptuous menu includes Indo-Emirati inspired dishes such as Zaffrani Jhinga with Namkeen Balateet and Coconut Korma, locally sourced fresh Buratta with Fattoush, as well as Masala Falafel and Khabees with Passionfruit Yolk and Shrikhand. Guests can choose between a quick set menu from Iftar until 7.45pm for Dh150, featuring their favorite mains including Butter Chicken and Prawn Dum Biryani, followed by freshly baked Umm Ali or a luscious Rasmalai for dessert. Alternatively, diners can opt for the Ramadan tasting menu at Dh250, which includes condiments, dates, and warm appetizers followed by six exclusive dishes curated especially for gourmet diners. Emirati-inspired desserts provide the perfect sweet touch to round off the meal. To make a reservation, call 050 1941107.

Masti, The Dubai Edition

Masti's newest location promises to leave guests in awe. The Iftar experience commences with lentil soup, dates, a fruit platter, and water, followed by shared dishes such as Tangy Cassava Chaat and Sprout Moong and Corn Salad. Next, indulge in a Kebab Platter with a variety of succulent kebabs, including Ricotta Malai Paneer Tikka, Prawns Cafreal Rissois, Chipotle Chicken Tikka, and Beef Seekh Kebab. Guests can then choose a main course from options such as Burrata Butter Chicken, Prawns Moliee, and Misso Eggplant Salan. The meal concludes on a sweet note with a choice of Chocolate Delice or Rasmalai Coconut Cake to share. The price for the experience is Dh200 per person, available from sunset until 8pm. To make a reservation, call 800-MASTI.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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