In the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast daily from sunrise until sunset. During Ramzan, Muslims from all over the world fast from dawn to dusk to come closer to God. Abstaining from food and drink during the day, the faithful Muslim may eat two meals a day – the pre-dawn suhoor and iftar at dusk. Jaipur has a vibrant and substantial Muslim community, and if you’re a hardcore non-vegetarian, the festival is a fantastic opportunity to feast on fresh street food.
During Ramzan , the bustling bylanes of Jaipur at Iftar time present a gala feast for your senses ( irrespective of your appetite) , lots of dhakka-mukki (nudges turn into pushes), sea of smiling faces scrambling for space tempting you to explore Walled city Jaipur like never before. That annual ritual of an Iftar food walk in the walled city should of course be followed religiously without fail, considering the special delicacies in & around Chaupers.
During iftar, Walled City Jaipur becomes a paradise for food connoisseurs. The lane in Ramganj Bazar – is filled with heady aromas from big heaps of keema samosas, vats of biryani, grilling botis and kebabs and hot Sheermal. To cool down, there are drums filled with Rooh Afza sherbet and dishes of dahi vada. In the evenings, the streets in traditional areas come alive with tantalizing aroma of delicacies to feed the famished. The meal, known as iftar, is the most important part of the day. People go all out to honor it by preparing delicious food items, which overflow into the streets. It’s an all-night affair, as devotees also come out for the morning meal, sehar. This ends with the call to morning prayer around an hour and a half before sunrise. Freshly roasted kebabs and other meat dishes are a highlight. An astonishing array of food stalls lines every street of Ramganj Bazar Jaipur. If you’d prefer to dine in a restaurant, rather than on the streets, there is M M Khan And Ali Chicken.
Food walks in Jaipur are back in vogue with the onset of the pious month of Ramzan (Ramadan). What can be a better occasion to go for a gastronomical food walk along the bylanes of Jaipur while soaking ourselves in the festive spirit of Ramzan. Foodwalks are fun , especially with friends. It’s not only about dish discovery but also about savouring the best dishes on the go exploring new restaurants one after the other. To ensure that you don’t miss out on anything , here’s your Comprehensive Guide to the gastronomic food walk at Walled City Jaipur during Ramzan. From Boti kebabs to finger licking butter chicken , from sharbat to biryanis ,keema to chicken stew, Nahari & a lot more – get ready to experience a feast for your eyes & mentally prepare your tummy to get overwhelmed.