Celebrate the auspicious Eid-ul-Fitr, with pomp and culinary grandeur
With the ‘Feast of Fast-Breaking’ just a few days away, folks around the city have already begun sending out dinner invites to friends and family members. Regardless of whether you’re heading out to hit the buffet or cooking up a grand spread yourself, there’s something for everyone in our roundup of Eid-ul-fitr specials.
A Levantine banquet like none other. Kochi Kitchen has an enormous brunch spread that begins with yoghurt drinks like laban and sumac dusted olive focaccia bread (best when dipped in creamy yet smoky baba ganoush). Foodies can then make their way through Moroccan-style harissa marinated fish paired with saffron pilaf. Don’t forget to sample their Egyptian dessert, a sweet syrup soaked semolina cake called Basbousa.`1,200 (per person). From 12.30-3.30 pm. On June 26. Details: 7177777
The chefs at Keshia decided to mark the end of this divine season by opting for traditional fare. While staple Malabari dishes like Thalassery mutton biryani are sure to make the cut, maybe you’ll also find a whole chicken slathered in piquant masalas, stuffed with boiled eggs and then encased in dough and baked aka kozhi thalayana. `990 onwards. From 5-11 pm. Till June 26. Details 4129999
So your Eid dinner invites have already gone out, but you still haven’t decided on a short eats menu? Fret not. Let Rasi’s Kitchen door deliver them to you. Besides their list of traditional snacks like erachi ada, kayi pola and spicy chatti pathiris, this eatery also provides a range of ready-to-eat frozen snacks like egg unnakkayi and chicken pockets. Minimum order `250 onwards. Details: 7510511155
As one of Kochi’s premium artisanal pâtisseries, Ayaz Salim’s team has baked up an exceptional batch of goodies for the occasion. Their Palaharapetti is perfect for those looking for cheriya perunaal gifting options. Packaged in a three-tier wood and glass box—an ode to the chayakadas of yesteryear—they serve sweet treats like rosewater traybake with caramelised nuts/dates and fruit-nut bars alongside savouries including chicken muffins and tomato-chilly jam. `7,500 onwards. Details: 4061618