Hyderabad: Ramzan bazaars are back as the month of Ramzan begins, drawing Muslims and non-Muslims alike in their search for a variety of traditional Hyderabadi delights and special dishes.
Vendors yet again surround the historic Charminar with their carts. Though there is no official relaxation or change in the hawkers’ zone policy, civic officials and traffic police look the other way during this time.
Near mosques, fruit vendors display their wares in the evening and shoppers complain that the price of fruits and grains has been increased because of the demand.
Bananas, watermelon, mangoes and grapes are the preferred fruits for the iftar. In many homes dahibada, which is similar to dahiwada, is a favourite dish.
After breaking the fast and performing the Maghrib (evening) prayer, the delicious dish of the month, Haleem, is much enjoyed.
A preferred place to break the fast is the Macca Masjid, where more than 2,500 people break their first fast.
People gather in large numbers to break the fast in other mosques too such as Jamia Masjid Malle Pally, Jamia Masjid Musheerabad, Shahi Masjid Public Garden, Sahifa Masjid Chadarghat and Jamia Masjid Barkas.