‘Iftar’ is an Arabic term that is used to describe the evening meal that Muslims eat, to break their daily fast after sunset during the holy month of Ramadan. This is the special time when families sit together to break their fast, waiting for the exact Iftar time. Though traditionally Muslims break their fast with dates and/or water, the Iftar menu has some irresistible delicacies that are an absolute delight to savour, after a day full of fasting. Here is a list of some tasty Iftar recipes that you can enjoy this Ramadan!
Dates, mentioned in the Holy Qur’an and Hadith, possess great significance in Islam and are often considered a common ingredient in Muslim diets. Break your fast by eating dates, especially Ajwah (one of the best varieties of dates grown in Medina Munawara region) date as Prophet PBUH said “If you have a date, break your fast with it, if you don’t have it, break the fast with water, as it is purifying.”
Strawberry milk shake, made with strawberries, milk, and sugar, is refreshingly yummy and tasty beverage that will quench the entire day’s thirst. Have a glass of it and thank Allah Almighty.
Almond Milk Shake is one of the most nutritious beverages that you could have at the time of Iftar. The drink finds its origin in the Indian subcontinent, and is locally called Badam (Almond) Milk Shake. To make this drink, almonds are soaked for hours and then peeled, and later added to boiling milk, along with other ingredients like saffron, sugar and cardamom powder. Simmer it for a few minutes and it is ready to be served. This drink can be enjoyed chilled too!
Chocolate Milk Shake is a favourite amongst chocolate lovers. Get some ice cream and milk, add some tablespoons of chocolate powder and sugar, blend the concoction, and it is ready to be served!
Mutton Seekh Kabab, a famous non-vegetarian starter, will definitely double the taste of Iftar. Mutton stuffed with spices gives out a heavenly taste and provides reasons enough to be a foodie.
‘Shami Kabab’ is one of the very popular dishes of Hyderabadi cuisines originating in India, and is eaten as an appetizer at the time of Iftar. This special Kebab is made using mutton or sometimes beef, stuffed with spices.
Have a bite of Chocolate Samosa to treat your sweet tooth, after feasting on delicacies like Shami Kebab and Mutton Seekh Kabab.
Moong Dal Pakora is a purely Indian dish that is made using yellow mung lentils, chopped green chilies, ginger and black pepper – perfect if you’re in the mood to have something vegetarian.