The holy month of Ramazan comes to an end and its celebration of Eid Ul Fitr. The entire month is spent in breaking the fast in the evening after the prayers with fruits and home cooked snacks. A walk around Zakaria street in kolkata , Bohri Mahalla in Mumbai or Charminar in Hyderabad in the evenings is all about food and various dishes which get prepared specially during this month. If its chicken 65 in Al Akbar Fast food centre in Hyderabad then its chicken changrezi in Zakaria street in Kolkata. If its Battisi Halua in more than 100 years old Haji Alauddin Sweets in Kolkata for desserts then one also cannot miss out the special falooda at Matwale doodghar in Hyderabad. As a mark of the celebration these are the special meals you can check out in Kolkata on holy Eid day.
The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata has been holding a special dinner on every friday and their Haleem has been one of the talk of the towns. Mildly spicy and loaded with meat and burley this is in contrast with most of the Haleems that are found in the city. This Eid ul Fitr which marks the end of holy month of Ramazan and in order to celebrate the occassion The Lalit Great Eastern has come up with a delectable spread for the dinner. There will be dry and cut fruit section Murabba station to start with. The Keema pao which is always a part of the Friday Ramazan special dinner is tempting and tastefully allows you to defocus from the Haleem. When one steps ahead, the main star of the dinner awaits you. Haleem with Sheermal. The last touch and garnishing happens in front of you and one of the fondest memories of any Ramazan is this deadly combination of Haleem and Sheermal . Other than the regular counters, one can also find Chicken kadak sheek kebab, Yakhni Gosht Shorba , Nihari, Rui Machh Rizala. Desserts form an integral part of the meal and on this night there will be Turkish Tulumba, Lokum, Baklava, Ande ka Halwa.
Cost - INR 2100 per person AI
JW Kitchen, JW Marriott Kolkata - JW Kitchen has a special lunch and dinner planned for Eid ul Fitr. Soups, appetizers, meats and desserts will form the highlights of the menu as any Iftari meal follows. Here in JW Marriott one can select from Afghani Murgh, lamb kabsa, samak harra, awadhi subz pulao, dal makhni, dal gomti, arabic roast, chicken shawarma, paratha counter will be some of the choices for the diners. There will be Haleem too and not with Sheermal but Taftan bread. An Eid feast remains incomplete without desserts and here we have Semaiya Payasam, Seviyan Muzaffar, Kesar Phirni, Rasmalai Baklava and Omali.
Cost - Lunch with Soft beverage at INR 1450 All Inclusive, and Dinner with soft beverage INR 1775 All inclusive.
Though these above places hosting a proper Eid meal but thats not all. One can walk in to Arsalan, Shiraz Golden Inn, Zeeshan, Nizaam, Royal India Hotel and other places to get some of the Iftaari delicacies packed. Like Hyderabad and the area around Charminar , there is always Zakaria street in central Kolkata, Khidderpore in south, Park Circus in central where one can find Eid special delicacies.
A true blue Kolkata foodie, Anindya loves cooking and eating his Kosha Mangsho. Anindya weaves stories around food as he believes exceptional food is an emotional experience. Previously a restauranter, now a passionate photographer and traveller, he runs a successful blog called Pikturenama and contributes to other publications.
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