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Order in and enjoy your Iftar

Don’t let the lockdown ruin your feast

  • Published 4.05.20, 8:57 PM
  • Updated 4.05.20, 8:57 PM
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Watermelon Punch at Artsy — Coffee & Culture (Source: The cafe)

What: Ramadan Special Menu

Where: Hyatt Regency Kolkata

On till: Id

Timings: Noon to 10pm

On the menu: Indulge in some of the traditional dishes this holy month of Ramadan from the kitchen of the star hotel, like Haleem, Nihari Gosht and Chicken Korma. You could also indulge in small bites like Boti Kebab Roll, Paneer Tikka, Falafel with Hummus and Murgh Malai Tikka. The good old biryani — chicken, mutton, egg and subz are also available. End your meal with a portion of Shahi Tukda, Fruit Salad or Firni.

GM speak: “Ramadan is the holiest month for praying and, of course, a month to celebrate great culinary delights too. Keeping in mind the situation where everyone is at home and after praying people would love to indulge in delicious gourmet, we intended to deliver the all-time classic favourites to our guests in the safest and hygienic style,” said Kumar Sobhan, general manager, Hyatt Regency Kolkata.

Pocket pinch: Rs 1,500 (minimum order)

Contact: Call 6292152883 / 6289151090

What: Share a touch of love this Ramazan

Where: The Park, Kolkata

On till: Id

Timings: Noon to 11pm

On the menu: The special Ramazan spread includes traditional flavours that will linger on your palate for days to come. The Iftar meal has been put together as a full-fledged menu for your family to be at home and feast on! One can find snacks like crispy fritters of potato, eggs and onions. There are fruit bowls, Chicken Cutlet, Mutton and Subz Galouti to start with. Ramazan favourites include Kala Chana, Keema Samosa, Shahi Mutton Haleem, Biryani and Rezala. Sweet lovers can indulge in Phirni and Jalebi.

GM speak: “While the overall experience of the holy month may feel a little different this year, we can try and ensure the central elements of what Ramazan is all about stays the same! Starting from Iftar with family, gift Iftar meals to your friends, routine prayers and help the needy. We will take care of the food preparation and deliver healthy, fresh delectable Iftar meals to your doorstep with sanitised hands and a lot of warmth and love. We want to serve our patrons a home treat, a celebration of good food after a day-long fast, prepared under the most hygienic surroundings,” said Pramode Bhandari, area general manager, The Park Kolkata.

Pocket pinch: 1,000 (all inclusive) for two

Contact: Call 8335010101 for hotel delivery but you can also place your order via Swiggy and Zomato.

What: Iftar menu

Where: The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat

On till: Id

Timings: Pre-order between 11am and 3pm and orders will be delivered between 4pm and 8pm

On the menu: One can take a pick from the a la carte menu of the star hotel while ordering from food delivery apps. Some of the bestselling dishes to order are Paneer Lababdar, Shikampuri Kebab, Lahori Nalli, Dal Makhni, Zaffrani Murgh Biryani, Sheermal, Kulcha, Naan and Phirni.

GM Speak: “We have included Iftari delicacies in our regular home delivery menu to keep the festivity alive during these times. We have curated a family-style menu with our signature dishes, keeping all the safety measures in mind,” said Subhash Sinha, general manager, The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat.

Pocket pinch: Minimum order of Rs 1,000-plus

Contact: For self-delivery by the hotel call 6292211299. Also available on Swiggy and Zomato

What: Iftar Sips

Where: Artsy — Coffee & Culture

On till: Id

Timings: 9am to 9pm

On the menu: Break your fast with yum and refreshing smoothies that are packed with the goodness of fruits and seeds like flax, pumpkin and sunflower. The filling and yum sips contain no extra sugar. For something light, try the Watermelon Punch that also has basil with an added twist of green chillies that gives a kick. You could also place an order for Raspberry, Blackberry and Strawberry Smoothie Bowl, topped with seasonal fruits, granola and seeds.

Owner speak: “Fruits play a vital role in Iftar so we thought of offering something nutritious and healthy for people to break their fast with. Our smoothies are wholesome,” said Manjyot Kaur.

Pocket pinch: All smoothies priced at Rs 200, Watermelon Punch at Rs 190 and Smoothie Bowl for Rs 295

Contact: Swiggy and Zomato

What: Iftar Specials

Where: Oudh 1590 (Southern Avenue, Salt Lake and Jessore Road)

On till: Id

Timings: 6.30pm to 10.30pm

On the menu: Mutton Galawati Kabab, Murgh Zafrani Kabab, Murgh Qalmi Kabab, Oudh Special Raan Biryani, Special Kolkata Mutton and Chicken Biryani, Gosht Bhuna, Gosht Kundan Kaliya, Chicken Irani, Lucknowi Paratha, Phirni and Gajar Ka Halwa will make your Iftar evenings a yummy and memorable one.

Owner speak: “When we think about Ramzan, the first thing that comes to our mind is all the great food that the month-long holy affair offers. Unfortunately, this time, all those delicacies will be hard to get. But to keep you happy, we at Oudh 1590 have kept in mind your favourite dishes. You can now order in the most savoured Raan Biryani, which we have now made available for delivery and the newly introduced Kolkata Special Mutton and Chicken Biryani without even stepping outside,” said Shiladitya and Debaditya Chaudhury, of Oudh 1590.

Pocket pinch: Rs 1,000-plus for two

Contact: Call on 9073354875, 7980334878, 8777476366, or place order on Zomato and Swiggy

What: Iftar Special

Where: The Yellow Straw (Minto Park, Lalbazar, Salt Lake, Sector V and Golpark)

On till: Id

Timings: 9am to 6pm

On the menu: Fruits and Iftar go hand-in-hand. Yellow Straw is delivering raw and uncut fruits like mango, watermelon, pineapple, kiwi, Malta orange, sweet lime, musk melon, pomegranate and more.

Owner speak: “Currently we are not delivering juices or shakes as we are trying our best to honour the customers basic necessities first. Mangoes, watermelon, apple and dates are our bestselling fruits. Presently we are delivering through four outlets and 8-10km are covered from each outlet. A good part of the city is covered,” said Vikram Khinwasara, co-founder of The Yellow Straw.

Pocket pinch: Minimum order Rs 60, while fruit packs like Immunity Booster, Vitamins Booster and Iftar packs come for Rs 275, Rs 250 and Rs 420 respectively (prices are subject to availability).

What: Haleem & Fries

Where: Sanjha Chulha, Park Circus

On till: Id

Timings: 2pm to 6pm

On the menu: Get a taste of some of the best of Sanjha Chulha this holy month. Besides Mutton Haleem which is their bestseller, you can try Chicken Haleem, Fried Chicken, Chicken 65, Iftar Thali and Falooda.

Owner speak: “For every occasion or celebration, one thing is common that is food. So it goes for Ramazan too. Few of the food items are synonymous with Ramazan and haleem is one of them. Due to the current lockdown situation we are keeping a concised Iftar menu of which haleem is a must-try as it’s very healthy and nutritious. We are delivering through Swiggy and our own fleet of delivery boys. Taking care of hygiene and sanitisation and precautions in handing over food to our guests,” said Asif Ahmed, co-owner Sanjha Chulha.

Pocket pinch: Rs 300 minimum order

Contact: Call 9830878727 and 9836106666 and also available on Swiggy.