We invite readers to share thoughts, anecdotes, views or stories on a particular subject. Last week we asked: What is your favourite dish at iftar? Here are your replies.
I start with dates and fresh juice, followed by chicken samosas, meat cutlets, biryani and to finish umm ali. Promise Poulose
I don’t make a promise to myself that I will not eat this and that – in fact, I eat everything at iftar. My most favourite foods are pakoras, samosas, harees, different types of juices, sweet dishes – the list is just unstoppable. Wishing you all a very happy Ramzan Kareem. Faiza Fazal
Ramadan’s ahead and first of all I would like to wish all readers a very happy Ramadan. While thinking about iftar, my mum’s special puff comes to mind. It’s always my favourite and I love to have one or two at the hungry moment of iftar. It’s a delicious, crispy and crunchy snack that always leaves a smile on my face. Me and my siblings always fight for it. Honestly speaking, this yummy puff is an inspiration for me to fast in Ramadan. Khadeeja Jashim
As an Indian, my favourite iftar snacks are home-made pakoras, be they potato or onion, made by my mum, with a spicy mint chutney. They are delicious. Sometimes we have a mouth-watering fruit chaat or chicken cutlets. Every Indian iftar ends or starts with sherbet (rooh afza or lemonade), which is a delicious thirst-quencher. In India, the iftar has to be of so many varieties but we try to keep it simple to not gain weight as Ramadan is the month of health and blessings. Zobia Fatima
Iftar is eating loads of cutlets and samosas, and a lot of our traditional teatime snacks. We also stay away from biryani so when we have it finally on Eid it is always special. Lanzia Basheer
My favourite iftar meal would usually include cheese samosas, falafel, hummus and some grilled mixed meat – followed by a late-night movie. We love to go out and enjoy authentic Arabic tastes and aromas. Azmeen Wadia