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Delicious nights of Ramzan at Belgaum

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belgaum-ramzanSince times immemorial, this relaxed town of ours has been awake to the joyous nocturnal festivities. Come the holy month of Ramazan and the picture changes to more picturesque nightly scenes. It is the time of the year when harmony and acceptance beyond the sectarian define descends onto the streets. The streets are suddenly more alive to the occasion rather than the clock and the silence of the night translates into the hustle bustle of friends on the street. Pleasantries and greetings are exchanged and the food scene is just Yum Yum. No wonder then that the way to the heart is right through the stomach.

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Food Stalls during Ramzan in Belgaum

Darbar galli, Zamia Masjid Road, Bhendi Bazar, Camp and areas in Angol are suddenly the most happening places. The streets are flooded with people and decorative illumination and the police force have to manage the night crowds for a change. Mini food mart seem to have suddenly spawned all around and the lingering excesses of the aroma of the cooked and the fried are a treat to the senses. Smoking hot barbecues with sizzling Kehbabs, stuffed patties, enticing Biryanis sweetmeats and savouries and all of a sudden it’s like right out of a cook and eat television channel. For those with a sweet tooth, there is the sensational falooda, the delicately made phirni, sevaiyyan, biscuits decked with dry fruit and the special Badam and Kesar milk.

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