The Hyderabadi Ramadan Food Festival 2010~Season II-Roundup

My Ramadan this year in Hyderabad along with my parents and loved ones was indeed delightful alhamdulillah. I witnessed the typical Hyderabadi Ramadan fervor. By afternoon almost all restaurants would gear up to prepare the day’s Haleem. The pounding of this delectable dal and wheat mixture starts and by Iftaar time, the streets would be full of stalls set up selling all kinds of fresh fruits, to a range of freshly deep fried snacks and what not. By the night, all mosques would be filled with Allah ke banday coming from far and near to pray and beg Allah for mercy and blessings.

At an Iftaar party

Streets brimming with fruit vendors selling all sorts of fresh seasonal fruits

The Haleem fervor in Hyderabad during Ramadan

As promised, its time for me to present the roundup of all the entries sent for the Hyderabadi Ramadan Food Festival 2010~Season II.

This year, sadly non-bloggers have not come forward and participated in the event. My purpose of hosting these events on my blog is to be able to provide a platform for non-bloggers to share their recipes with the world. However my fellow food bloggers have sent some delicious contributions. Do go through them and try the delicacies.

1. Yasmeen, the healthnut of the food blogosphere has shared some healthy and hearty recipes for Ramadan:

A Wholesome Iftar Dinner : Vegetable Brown Rice Pulov, Baked chicken in Tandoori Masala and Almond Tropical Lassi

Water melon Spritzer

Barley Pomegranate Tabbouleh

Dal Soup

2. Anjum has shared with us all the amazing Hyderabadi delicacy, Pathar Ka gosht, where traditionally thin slices of meat are cooked on a heated slab of stone until perfection.

She has however shared with us her recipe where one can cook this delight in our own kitchens using the standard pressure cooker.

3. Muneeba contributed her favorite Hyderabadi dish, Tala Hua Gosht, which she says she has grown up eating.

4. Khaddy, a new blogger on the block has shared with us all the following Ramadan delicacies:

Dahi Vada

Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani

Fiery Tomato Chutney

5. Syeda has to to share with us her recipe for Shaami Kabab.

According to me Shaami Kabab is a necessity that almost every Hyderabadi woman prepares and stocks up before Ramadan commences.

6. Akheela made Beef pickle, a perfect accompaniment to tickle your taste buds at meals.

7. Jyothi, has contributed the following recipes which are perfect sides to meals both at Seher and Iftaar.

Keema Matar Curry

Mutton and Drumstick Curry

Palak and Chana Dal Curry

8. Tazaika has come forward with a bunch of some very enticing Ramadan savories:

Hawaiian Salad

Haleemy Soup

Chickpea Salad


Sabudana Wada

Nargisi Kabab

9. Humaira tempts us with Tahari, a meat and tomato one dish meal which she says is simple to cook, filling and her childhood favorite.

Apart from these, you can also go through the last years roundup for a range of recipes that you can try out at Iftaar and Seher. You can go through the Recipe Index on my blog for more choices.

I thank all the participants for their contributions and If I have missed out any of the entries, please let me know.


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16 Responses to “The Hyderabadi Ramadan Food Festival 2010~Season II-Roundup”

  1. What a wonderful collection of recipes – makes me want to hop on a plane to Hyderabad. Are all these bloggers based in Hyderabad? If so, very fertile blogging ground – keep it up girls! All the best Pamela

    Pamela, most of these talented bloggers are Hyderabadis in origin.

  2. I was in hyderbad during Ramadan time and can not forget the hussel/bussel on the streets. The brightly lit Haleem stalls at charminar were open till Sehar. Every night we were there shopping and having Faluda and haleem.
    The food photos reminded me of our time spent there, well done, keep it up!

  3. Looks like mashallah you had lots of fun
    The roundup looks delicious will be coming back to see these recipes yummy

  4. Siddique Ahmed Says:

    I wish you would have shared these delicious recipes during Ramadan itself. Readers would have benefited from these while preparing daily Iftar meals.

  5. I think It is one of the best saites in real Indian food. Thank you Zaqia for your splendour gifts for these recipes.

  6. Salam mona thanks for the roundup,Keep it up!!!

  7. I love these photos of the street vendors and the wonderful collection of recipes you gathered for this Ramadan season. A lot to pick from!

  8. wonderful,just wonderful

  9. Thanku Mona for giving this opportunity.. and also for wonderful roundup..

  10. Asak..thanks mona..that was a lovely round up we all had been waitg for but as u said i too was hoping to see recipes from our non bloggers ..hard luck inshallah nxt time…but g8 work keep it up!!

  11. a very beautiful and mouth watering round up Mona, thanks for posting the pics of ramadan scenes in India , we sooooo miss it here , reminds me of home 🙂 hope u had a fruitful ramadan n joyous eid

  12. nice round up. was busy last few months and could not send any entries. shall send next time inshlh.
    take care and have fun in hyd.

  13. Hi Mona,

    How are you? Sorry that I have not visited for a long time. Work has me very busy.

    Gosh your Ramadan spread is a feast. So many things there I wish to have!

  14. Hi Mona, what a fab spread. Makes me hungry just looking at each dish. That’s a great post, and nice shots of Hyd. I’be been there just once almost 20+ years ago. Only place I remember is Banjara Hills, where we stayed, and Salarjung Museum that we visited! Off to check the recipes!

  15. sorry for not in touch. fantasic roundup. bless u

  16. God bless you

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