Ramzan Delicacies Woo Foodies of Chennai

Foodies in the southern metropolis of Chennai are exhilarated! And understandably, it is not the time to question them why, but it is time for celebrations. With Eid-ul-Fitr around the corner (the special day that marks the end of the holiest Islamic month of Ramadan), every street and every road in the bustling city is wafting with the mesmerizing aroma of dakhni delicacies.

Happy Ramadan

Beyond any doubt, the holiest period for the Islamic faith (Ramadan) is all about self-discipline, humanity and attaining spirituality. But then, when it is about food, the warm and hospitable people of Chennai, come together to enjoy the delectable Ramzan treats. A wide range of specialty recipes from across the country make a debut every year during this festive season, giving a touch of diverseness to the food culture that Ramzan bestows.

Must Read: Mosques in Chennai

Ramadan Food Stalls

Typically, Chennai Muslims break their fasting with a wholesome porridge, fondly called as 'nombu kanji' in the local language of Tamil. Nombu kanji is more or less similar to usual porridge but filled with a lot of cereals and pulses. Although, fast food is more and more turning the flavor of this festive season, age old custom and tradition is esteemed and treasured in Muslim households across the country.
 
Nombu Kanji

Prior to the invasion of Haleem, nombu kanji was one of the widely followed means of ending the fast, among the Chennai Muslims. Today, people follow almost three ways to break the fast. The south Indian way of ending the fast with nombu janji and vathalappam (a specialty dessert), the north Indian way involving kabab and kurma and finally, the Hyderabadi way where luxuriant dishes prepared with the lavish use of saffron are taken.

Tamil Nadu Governor at an Iftar PArty

Numerous restaurants in Chennai who are willing to serve the special needs and demands of people during this festive season, have come up with extended menu, exclusive stalls, unique spreads, Iftar buffet and many more. From Hyderabadi Haleem to Qubani Ka Meeta, Mutton Samosa to Hyderabadi Dum Biryani, Shawarma to Kebab, what not, restaurants in Chennai have certainly rose to the festive occasion. Let's glance through some of the best eating places in Chennai to visit during Ramzan that will make Gastronomists say mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Zaitoon Multi Cuisine Restaurant

Zaitoon Multi Cuisine Restaurant

A popular eating place that specializes in authentic Arabian food, BBQ, Indian and Chinese delicacies to treat the taste buds. The special 'Iftar in a box' offered by the Zaitoon include dates, juice, cut fruits, coin paratha, kubis, barbeque chicken, mini shawarma roll, mayo sauce, sweet, kozi rice with laham, non veg snack, water bottle and in addition to Hyderabadi Haleem. The Iftar kit is priced at Rs. 299 and for this price tag, the Iftar in a box from Zaitoon is a luxurious spread!

Location and Contact Details:

Adyar

1, Vantage Plaza, M.G.Road, Next to Adyar Depot, Chennai-600 041
Phone Number: 044-2452 7778/79

Anna Nagar
119, D block, 1st Main Road, Chintamani, Chennai-600 102
Phone Number: 044-2614 0001/2/3/4

Nungambakkam
13/33, Shafee Mohammed Road, Opposite to Apollo Children’s Hospital.
Nungambakkam, Chennai-600 034
Phone Number: +91 8144586972

Royapettah
35, Woods Road, Royapettah, Chennai-600 014
Phone Number: 044-2861 1777/2777

Velachery
362, Velachery Main Road, Velachery, Chennai-600 042
Phone Number: 044-42020111/42020222

Charminar Restaurant

Charminar Restaurant in Chennai

Located just opposite to the Kovai Pazhamudhir Nilayam and Eswari Lending Library in Gopalapuram, Charminar Restaurant offers two options, an Iftar buffet and Iftar combo. A truly sumptuous feast that Iftar specialty at Charminar includes dates, sherbet, Hyderabadi Haleem, Irani chai, kheema samosa, kebabs, chapathi, Karachi biscuits, sweet and Biryani. It is important to mention that the Charminar Restaurant is providing a dedicated space to offer prayers a spacious Iftar party hall.

Location and Contact Details:

Gopalapuram
269, 1st Floor, Avvai Shanmugam Salai, Llyods Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai

Tambaram
573/27, GST Road, Nehru Nagar, Kadaperi, Opposite GRT, Tambaram, Chennai

Phone Number:
044-30205669, 28111007

Savoury Sea Shell Family Restaurant

Savoury Sea Shell Family Restaurant Iftar Packs

A big name among the most popular restaurants in the city of Chennai, Savoury Sea Shell has several branches across the city to serve the taste-needs of the foodies. Specializing in Arab, Kebab, Chinese, Seafood and Tandoori delicacies, Savoury Sea Shell Family Restaurant came out with a salubrious Iftar spread this year, which comprises of water bottle, cut fruits, juice, Hyderabadi Haleem, shawarma, mutton gravy, Biryani, parotta, khuboos, toum, grilled chicken.
 
Savoury Sea Shell Iftar Kit

Location:

Anna Nagar East
3, E Block, 3rd Avenue, Anna Nagar East, Chennai

Perungudi
391/1, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Nehru Nagar, Kandanchavadi, Perungudi, Chennai

Nungambakkam
55, Ali tower, Opposite IDBI Bank, Greams Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai

Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR)
Next to Petrol Bunk, Okkiyampet, Thuriapakkam, OMR, Chennai

T. Nagar
6, Basudev Street, Pondy Bazaar, Opposite Co Optex, T. Nagar, Chennai

Velachery
3, 3rd Cross Street, Vijaya Nagar, Velachery, Chennai

Jewel Box Restaurant (Blue Diamond Hotel)

Blue Diamond Hotel

Fondly known as Blue Diamond among Chennai people, the Jewel Box Restaurant in Chennai is singular in its own way that it is the probably the only restaurant in all of Chennai to serve the traditional nombu kanji. It is significant that apart from the scores of mosques dotted all over the city, the Blue Diamond is the only place among the restaurants that offer authentic nombu kanji that come with the exclusive Iftar combo served. The specialty combo comprises of nombu kanji, cut fruits, egg gravy, dates, chicken 65, juice and parotta.

Location and Contact Details:
934, E.V.R.Periyar Salai, (Poonamalle High Road), Chennai - 600 084
Phone Number: 044-26412244, 26404888

The Fisherman's Fare

The Fisherman's Fare

One of the most visited restaurants during the festival season of Ramadan, The Fisherman's Fare is known for its mouth watering Haleem. Believably, the first place to introduce Haleem in Chennai, the Fisherman's Fare Haleem is traditional and authentic in taste and flavour. They also offer Chicken Haleem apart from the most ordered mutton version. The Iftar buffet offered at this restaurant is one thing to die for. It comprises of dum ka chicken, a variety of pakoras, samosa, shawarma rolls, lugmi, and kebabs and so on.

Location and Contact Details:
24, Casa Major Road, Egmore, Chennai
Phone Number: 044-42146766

Spoonbill Restaurant

Spoonbill Restaurant

Located on TTK Road, right opposite to the Samsung showroom, Spoonbill Restaurant specializes in a variety of cuisines and amazes the guests with dishes that cannot be enjoyed anywhere else in the city of Chennai. The Iftar platter offered by the Spoonbill Restaurant come with a healthy choice of items which include dates, juice, aloo bread pakora, mutton samosa, cut fruits, chicken empanada, masala chana. The Iftar platter at the Spoonbill restaurant is priced at Rs. 230. They also offer the specialty platter for takeaway.

Location and Contact Details:
New No. 239/Old No. 107,
TTK Road, Alwarpet,Chennai - 600 018
Phone Number: 044-42064442

Pista House

Pista House

A celebrated place that can be considered as a bakery that offers a range of sweets and bakery items is renowned for its Haleem. The joint has earned a distinguished name over the years for its authentic Haleem which is made of meat and pure ghee blended with the right amount of dry fruits, spices, wheat and drawn butter. Priced at Rs. 725 per kg, Pista House's Haleem will make you melt in no time, with its rich taste! For door delivery in Chennai, call @ 1800-266-4284.

Pista House Haleem

Some of the other popular must visit restaurants in Chennai during Ramzan include:

Hajeeras Kitchen (only take away)
Location and Contact Details:
9/6, Indra Gandhi Nagar, 4th Street, Off Vandikaran Road, Near Ganesh Nagar Auto Stand, Chennai
Phone Number: +91-9884951899, 9884956607
Specialty Dishes: Mutton kurma, spicy kuzhi paniyaram, fish fry, mutton keema sandwich, mutton samosa, tava fried lamb chops with chilli flakes toppings, woodfire dum biryani and so on

Daawat-a-Biryani
Phone Number: +91-9840318668
Specialty Dishes: Mutton biryani, kheema samosa, haleem, mini chiken rolls, chicken biryani with brinjal chutney, shami kabab, chicken 65, bread halwa, firni, halwa puri and so on

Mughal's Zaika Restaurant
8, Rajarathinam Street, Kilpauk, Kilpauk, Chennai
Phone Number: +91-9884406139, 9840069459

Yalla Yalla Restaurant (GRT Radisson)
531, GST Road, St Thomas Mount, Chennai, 600016
Phone Number: 044-22310101

Al Maza
30, A-Block, 6th Street, Anna Nagar East, Chennai, 600102
Phone Number: +91-9176316161, 9176317171

Alreef
47 / New No 92, South Mada Street, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, 600041
Phone Number: +91-44-2020222, 24511558, 24511557

Palmshore Restaurant
111/ 108, Fore Shore Estate, Santhome High Road, Santhome, Chennai, 600028
Phone Number: 044-42102244, +91-9962233666

Also Read:
Ramzan 2015
Eid-ul-Fitr 2015
Best Iftar Places in India
Iftar Dishes in Hyderabad
Eid in Hyderabad
Importance of Eid

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