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A colourful, traditional iftar from Sri Lanka

A colourful, traditional iftar from Sri Lanka

The loved ones also comprises their two kids Fatimah Mohamed Abdulla and Abdulla Mohamed. Abdulla requires his kids to mosques throughout the holy month. “The aim is to show the children how Oman observes Ramadan. We have been in Oman for quite some few years and we love to observe Ramadan here only. Sometimes we visit the mosques in Wattayah and Wadi Kabir.”

The loved ones with its warm welcome and colourful iftar hardly feels any distinction when fasting in Oman. “The supermarkets here have enough options so one doesn’t have to go hunting for Lankan food items.”

Sri Lankan muslims have a extremely various sort of cuisine and it is largely influenced by Portuguese, Dutch and English.

However, the staple kanji (rice or wheat and meat porridge) nevertheless stands close to each and every Lankan heart, stated Samsul.

Abdulla echoes his wife’s views, “Kanji is a very popular dish in Sri Lanka and every mosque distributes it among the public irrespective of the community you belong to.” Some of the starters that adorn the iftar menu are beef patties, samosas and chicken or fish cutlets. “We also start our iftar with boiled eggs which is considered a very lucky omen in South Sri Lanka from where we hail and it is a 100 year old tradition,” Samsul stated.

Other than patties and cutlets, some of the other products that are ready for iftar are falooda and sanja which cools and soothes the stomach. There are no breads or buns on the menu as they are not deemed wholesome. Another item that types element of the distinctive fare is the exotic adduku roti (layered pie) with chicken and vegetable filling.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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