Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim calendar, begins today and the Chicken Briyani Cart on 46th & 6th is offering special “Iftar Boxes” for those who are observing (pronounced “if-tar” or “fitoor”). Muslims all around the world will fast from sunrise to sunset for the next 30 days, abstaining from food and drinks of any kind. At sunset, a special meal known as “Iftar” (which literally means breakfast or break fast) is enjoyed, usually as a communal event.
The box from the Briyani Cart will include a scoop of Chicken Biriyani, 1 Kati Roll, a samosa and what the guys in the cart described to me as a potato kebab. It costs $5 and will be available from 4:30pm to 6:30pm every night for the next 30 days (starting on Friday).