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Communal mosque Iftar Old Dubai
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I woke up this morning to an email which spoke about ‘rolling out the red carpet’ for a ‘lavish Iftar Buffet’ that included “juices, dates, nuts, salads, pickles, cold and hot mezzeh, soups, breads, variety of main courses comprising Arabic … Continue reading

Dal Baati Churma in Gujarat

Crumbling the baati for dal baati churma in Gujarat
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3 years ago, I received an email from a stranger professing his love for food. Since then, this understated food explorer extraordinaire introduced me to fresh fried jalebis  and my favourite kabab haunt (posted about here) – thanks to all those of … Continue reading

Dubai’s Priceless Iftar Buffet

#unseenDXB Ramadan Iftar Photo Walk - Gulf Photo Plus & Frying Pan Adventures - Old Dubai
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The only Iftar buffet that captures the spirit of Ramadan is the one found across many humble parts of the old city. No, you won’t find linen-covered tables crammed with food nor people sitting around dates poised on silver trays. What you will find are mosques – mosques … Continue reading