Ramadan Iftar Week 4

As the month of Ramadan is upon us, we are excited to introduce a special Iftar experience at Malabar.
This year, we are bringing you a unique culinary journey with weekly rotating Iftar specials from four of the southern states of India.
Our Iftar menus are curated to highlight the unique flavours and culinary traditions of the southern states during Ramadan. Indulge in aromatic biryanis, succulent kebabs, rich curries, and decadent desserts, crafted with care and expertise.
Whether you're observing Ramadan or simply looking to experience the cultural richness of India,
we invite you to join us for a delicious culinary experience.

Bring your family and friends and share in the blessings of this auspicious month with us!

Kerala Ramadan 2024

How Kerala Cuisine was influenced by Arabia hundreds of years ago

The final week of the season leads us on a unique culinary journey celebrating the rich ties between Kerala and Arab cuisine.
Imagine, if you will, the bustling ports of Kerala centuries ago, where the air was thick with the aroma of spices from distant lands of Arabia. During the sacred month of Ramadan, as the Arabian merchants navigated the spice routes, their ships would find sanctuary in Kerala’s harbours. Here, amidst the vibrant hustle and bustle, a culinary exchange unlike any other unfolded.
In these moments, the cooks of Arab ships, fuelled by a passion to honour their Ramadan traditions even in distant lands, joined hands with the locals of Kerala. Together, they embarked on a culinary odyssey, blending the bold flavours of Arabia with the abundant treasures of Kerala’s soil.
The Arab influence in Kerala is deeply ingrained in various aspects still today. From the architectural styles of mosques, borrowing words and phrases in the Malayalam language, to the rich cuisine, the impact is undeniable. Additionally, trade connections have shaped Kerala’s economy and society, with historic ports serving as vital hubs for the exchange of goods and cultural practices between India and the world. These influences have woven a vibrant cultural fabric, enriching Kerala’s identity with the colours and flavours of the world.

Iftar is the evening meal with which Muslims break their daily fast during the month of Ramadan.
This meal marks the end of the day- long fast, where families and communities gather to share meals,

strengthen bonds, and reflect on spiritual growth.