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What’s your favourite iftar dish?

Friday readers share their go-to foods to end the fast – it’s pakora time

Friday readers
24 May 2017 | 03:10 pm
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I love eating samosas! Chicken samosas, cheese samosas and vegetable samosas; maybe? Oh and how can I forget the special Ramadan biryani! – Samama Reza

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My favourite is Arabic harees. Followed by fruit chaat, some pakoras and samosas. But I start with dates and water. – Zahra Sohail

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#iftar #ramadan is eating loads of cutlets and samosas, and a lot of our traditional tea-time snacks. All of our mum’s specials. We also stay away from biryani so when we have it finally on Eid it is always special. – Lanzia Basheer

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Starting with dates and fresh juice, followed by chicken samosa, meat cutlet, biryani and to finish with, umm ali. – Promise Poulose

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#iftar is best with three dates, lots of fruit salad, laban and pakoras. – Nishat Syed

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I don’t make promise to myself that I will not eat this and that – in fact I eat everything in iftar. The most favourite foods are the pakoras, samosas, harees, different types of juices, sweet dishes – the list is just unstoppable. Wishing you all a very happy Ramzan kareem. – Faiza Fazal

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When I break my fast, I start with water and dates, as Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said. Then I have an egg kabab, chicken corn soup, strawberry milkshake and some fruit – my favourite. – Sakina Fatima

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Ramadan’s ahead and first of all I would like to wish all the readers a very Happy Ramadan. While thinking about iftar, my mum’s special puff strikes in my mind. It’s always my favourite and I love to have one or two at the hungry moment of iftar. It’s a delicious, crispy and crunchy snack that always leaves behind a smile on my face. Me and my siblings would always fight for it. Truly speaking, this yummy puff is an inspiration for me to fast in Ramadan. – Khadeeja Jashim

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My favourite iftar meal would usually include cheese samosas, falafel, hummus and some grilled mixed meat – followed by a late night movie. We love to go out and enjoy authentic Arabic tastes and aromas. – Azmeen Wadia

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As an Indian, my favourite iftar snacks are the homemade pakoras, be it of potatoes or onion made by my mum with a spicy mint chutney. It is delicious. Sometimes we have a mouthwatering fruit chaat or chicken cutlets. The main ending or starting for every Indian iftar is the sherbet (rooh-afza or lemonade), which is a delicious thirst-quencher. Mainly in India the iftar has to be of so many varieties but we try to keep it simple to not gain weight as Ramadan is the month of health and blessings. – Zobia Fatima

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As I embark on the toiling mission of relocating to India, this Ramadan in Dubai suddenly reigns a huge and heavy influence on me, cutting across all religious barriers. Needless, to be precise on what I want to eat, all delicacies that I savour breathes the sweet nostalgic flavours of Ramadan in Dubai, with all heaviness. – Vidhiya Prashanna

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Friday readers

Friday readers