Collection of 30+ easy Ramadan recipes that are quick to whip up for Iftar during this holy month of Ramadan. Whether you're looking for traditional dishes or modern twists on classic recipes, there are plenty of delicious and easy-to-make meals to enjoy during this holy month.
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims all around the globe. The month of Ramadan is a time for fasting, reflection, prayer, charity, and celebration. Muslims around the world observe the fast from dawn to sunset. The meal eaten from dawn is called Sahur and the meal to break the fast with sunset is called Iftar.
My Indian Ramadan Memories
While growing up in India, Ammi (mother) always had chopped fruits or fruit chaat in her daily iftar menu. My Pappa (father) absolutely loved having Khaman (savory gram flour cake) and Bhajiya aka Pakora (vegetable fritters) for iftar. Without fail, he would have one of his employees bring Khaman and Bhajiya every day from his favorite farsan shop (an Indian shop for savory and sweet snacks) in our town.
I have curated 30+ Ramadan recipes that I grew up eating during the month of Ramadan and cook them throughout the year.
Ramadan Appetizer Recipes for Iftar
Here is a great collection of traditional Gujarati appetizer recipes to Indian recipes with a modern twist. All the recipes are my favorites and I make sure to make them at least once for Ramadan iftar.
Protein-Packed Recipes for Iftar
Here is a great collection of our favorite protein-packed Ramadan recipes that would be great for iftar. All recipes are quick and easy to prepare and take a short time to cook.
Chaat Recipes for Ramadan
Indian chaat is one of my favorites for Ramadan iftar. Chaat is a term used to describe a range of savory snacks that are typically served at street-side stalls or small restaurants. Chaat is known for its bold flavors and is perfect for breaking the fast during Ramadan.
Recipes to Stay Hydrated During Ramadan
Soups, fruits, salads, and lots of vegetables are great choices for iftar during Ramadan. Adding liquid-based food, and fruits and vegetables high in water content can help to keep you hydrated during Ramadan.
Meals made with simple ingredients such as vegetables, lentils, or chicken. They can provide hydration, nutrients, and satiety, while also being easy to digest.
Main Dishes for Iftar
Here is a collection of authentic and modern Indian recipes that are great for a main meal during Ramadan Iftar. All recipes are high in water content and loaded with lots of vegetables and great for quick and easy Iftar.
Biryani Recipes for Ramadan Iftar
Biryani is a popular South Asian rice dish that typically consists of long-grain rice, meat (usually chicken, mutton, lamb, or beef), and a variety of spices and herbs, such as saffron, cumin, coriander, and cardamom.
The dish is usually prepared by cooking the meat and spices separately from the rice, and then layering them together in a pot and cooking them together until the flavors meld together. Here is a great collection of Biryani, and Raita recipes.
Ramadan Dessert Recipes
There are many delicious desserts that are traditionally enjoyed during Ramadan in India. I am not a big dessert person but since it's Ramadan, iftar isn't complete without desserts.
I wish you a blessed month of Ramadan to those who are observing the fast. May The All-Mighty accept your worship and charity! Ramadan Mubarak!
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