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    Our pick of iftar boxes across town, featuring dates, fruit, samosas, kebabs and more

    With traditional favourites like dates, biryani and haleem headlining most iftar feasts, you can go the tried and tested way at restaurants like Sea Shell. Or, if you’re looking to mix things up a bit, order from home-bakers Nigar Sultana or Tasneem Ayub, who promise something new every week.
    ● Hitting home: Tasneem Ayub whips up her iftar magic only between Fridays and Sundays. This weekend, it’s all about haleem (500ml at Rs  300) and sugar-free desserts, which star her walnut kheer and another made of hazelnuts. Details: 9884098631
    ● Pick your package: Daawat-a-Biryani’s Nigar Sultana gives you two choices. Haleem (500ml) and five kheema samosas for Rs  375, or haleem (250ml), a chicken roll, two chicken kebabs, a bowl of phirni and  lemon tea for just Rs 295. Place orders a day in advance. Details: 9840318668
    ● Tandoor break: Online catering service, Splendid Food Company (recall Yasmin Osman’s biryani?) whips up mutton samosas, a biryani, shami kebabs, hariyali chicken and more for mains, while desserts include roat, trifle puddings and falooda sharbats. Haleem at Rs  900 for 2.5 litre. Details: 9445427566
    ● Lucky number 13: Palmshore is celebrating iftar with a package of 13 different items, at just Rs 295. Start with 200ml of grape juice and a handful of dates, followed by haleem, barbecued chicken, chicken curry, mandi and desserts like khubani ka meetha and payasam. Details: 42102244
    ● Haleem stop: Zaitoon’s iftar buffet (Rs 399) has barbecue chicken, kebabs, kozhi leham and haleem. But it’s their haleem, available at portions of 250ml (Rs 158), 500ml (Rs 315) and 750ml (Rs 452), that have people coming back for more. Details: 30853715
    ●   Take your pick: At Fisherman’s Fare, break fast a la carte with up to 46 items. Choose from both chicken and mutton haleem, biryani, mutton lukhmi and khubani ka meetha, to name a few. Alternatively, go for an iftar package (Rs 249). Details: 28194840

    — Sakshi Kaushik

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