Our Ramadan Inspiration
When Ramadan is just around the corner, there’s always a lingering feeling of nostalgia in the air. Everyone is reminiscing about the feelings that Ramadan brings with it.
Fasting is a time when one refrains from food and water, alcohol, gambling, smoking. It a time to redirect one’s energy to one of spiritual discipline -deep reflection of the relationship with God, compassion, self-accountability, additional prayers and increased charity and generosity.
Food and Drink plays a huge role in cultural identity. Food has a great significance in Islam. It is associated with one’s relationship with God. Chapter 20, verse 81 of the Qur’an states: “Eat of the good and wholesome things that we have provided for your sustenance, but indulge in no excess therein.”
Thinking of Ramadan brings back fond memories of sharing meals with family and friends, of the kindness of strangers, giving out bags of free food and drinks to cars passing by.
Our drinks menu is designed to combat dehydation and re-energize the body after a full day of fasting. Our thali’s cover five major food groups for a complete meal avoiding very oily and high salt foods.
The Thali selections are based on famous dishes from Delhi and Lahore connected by the Samjhauta Express-“Friendship Express” which is a bi-weekly train that runs between Delhi and Attari in India and Lahore in Pakistan.
Samjhauta means “agreement”, “accord” and “compromise” in both Hindi and Urdu. Ramadan is a time to reunite, to pick up the phone and call family members and strengthening family bonds.
Our Chaats are fruit based to revitalize the body and desserts designed to share amongst family. Our Kebabs offer diners harmony of flavors without causing a feeling of over-indulgence.