In Ramadhan, city gets new evening food destination

Ramadhan night festival at Kashmir Haat here has become popular among people to break their fast and relish variety of dishes amidst cultural activities.

With several food-stalls set up in the market, cuisines of different varieties including traditional Wazwan has been made available to attract people in large numbers at the market which operates between 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

A number of food stalls have been set-up inside the park with an ethnic Kashmiri touch. “We have provided platform to local food processing unit holders to showcase different delicacies. It is mostly brands who are into canning of food items which will attract people,” said Director, Industries and Commerce, Kashmir, Mahmood Shah.

“We are offering more than a dozen varieties in the menu that includes traditional Kashmiri and other delicacies. There is also a provision for people to takeaway food for Sehri. The ambience presents a perfect environment for families to break their fast together,” Shah said. Among various mouth-watering delicacies offered at the stalls include kebabs and curries.  

Several other popular food brands in the night market offer dishes such as chicken tikka, garlic chicken. Many other stalls at the market attract people with Wazwan delicacies while people will get a chance to purchase jams and jellies.

People with a liking for Mughlai food can visit the stalls that have also been set-up at the night market.

Also, the Handicrafts Department has set-up a stall selling handicrafts while Academy of Art, Culture and Languages ( JKAACL) is planning to hold natia-qalam programs at this special night market in days to come.

“We will have local artists perform there and we hope to have musical programs in days to come. Availability of handicrafts is an attempt to attract shoppers both locals and tourists,” said Shah.

The decorated stalls are expected to attract a large number of people who are showing a great interest in evening activities.

“Such a great combination of art, culture, food and music is a treat for any person who wants to spend an evening at a quality place. I hope more such initiatives are taken in days to come to provide a means of relaxation for both locals and tourists,” said one of the stall managers.