BY: ARFA MASIHUDDIN, M.B.B.S., BATCH XX
AHAD KHATTAK, M.B.B.S., BATCH XXI
PHOTO CREDITS: AMIN IMRAN, M.B.B.S., BATCH XX
Ramadan is here and besides the spiritual feel in the air, the aroma of Iftar delicacies lining our streets and adorning our tables and filling our empty stomachs is definitely a once-in-a-year sight – the one thing about Karachi that will never change but will only evolve for the better as our love for food grows.
Every iftar table is incomplete without this spicy potato stuffed snack that we call ‘samosas‘. Compliment it with the popular green chutni, and you have a treat for your taste buds!
Customers have a huge variety to choose from – aloo pakoras, spinach pakoras, onion pakoras, cauliflower pakoras, chicken pakoras. Made from chickpea flour and lots of spices, the batter generously coats your choice of vegetable, or even chicken, and is deep fried. Yes, definitely not your health’s best friend, though!
As the number of shops selling these Iftar delicacies is increasing, it’s commendable to see the vendors taking care of the hygiene – the head caps here are a step in the right direction.
As twisted as our lives, jalebis are a must for your iftar table. Made with white flour and yogurt, they are dipped into a heavy sugar sauce made from sugar and water.
P. S. Too bad if you’re counting calories!
Famous as ‘kachoris‘, these crispy, round, scrumptious bread pieces are made from a mixture of pulses, white flour, and salt. If you haven’t had the good luck to try these already, then make sure that your next iftar consists of a lot of these because they are definitely hard to resist!