Ahmadabad/Surat: Rander town was united with Surat, the Diamond city of India, 34 years ago, witnesses the month of Ramadan, this year with peace and great zeal. It remains cool and calm during the whole year, but gets very active and excited in the month of Ramadan.
It’s said, that during the Caliphate of Saffah Abbasi, a group of Arab Muslim traders came from Kufa near Najaf in Iraq to Rander in Surat and settled there.
A view of Market in Rander after iftaari
The area near the Chunarwad Mosque becomes an eating joint during Ramadan and the whiff of fried Parathes and other fried items will haunt you forever. But due to emergence of fast food and different people of different culture, Tandoori Biryani, Chikcen Seekh, Alu Poori and Pizzas have added to feast the Muslims of Surat.
Rangooni paratha by Pedhiwala in Rander
Ahmadabad, the capital city of Gujarat is gearing up for Eid. The crowd in the Ramadan Bazaars is growing with every passing day. When TCN talked to the Ahmadabad locals about their favorite feast in Ramadan, it was really surprising that there was nothing in the menu that can
be called a Gujarati. In Iftar, Rozedars opt for Fruits, Chana Chat and other fried items like Pakode, Keema Roti and Milk with Toasts is the usual item in Saheri.
‘Khir-Kurma’, a special variety of sevainya, being prepared in Ahmadabad
Women buying bangles for Eid in Ahmadabad
Sweet sevainya on a stall in Ahmadabad