The holy festival of Muslims, Ramadan, has already begun. During the entire month, people not only fast from sunrise to sunset but also reflect, refocus and seek salvation. However, keeping a fast during these days can be difficult because the days are long and the weather is sunny & hot. Henceforth, it becomes more than important to take care of what to intake. If you are scouting through the internet for the best Ramadan food ideas, end your search here. Take a look through this list of 10 popular recipes to whip up yummy celebrations.
Shorbat Adas (Lentil Soup)
If you need something simple and filling, you will enjoy this lentil soup. The soup is quite flavourful, delicious and often the first course of Iftar. The best part about this dish is that it is high in protein, low in fat and takes merely 15 minutes to whip up.
Sheer translates to ‘milk’ while Khurma to ‘Dates’. Traditionally, the fast of Ramadan is broken with dates in Dubai. Therefore, Sheer Khurma makes perfect Ramadan food.
A classic dessert, Sheer Khurma is the most delicious dish that is best enjoyed during Eid and Ramadan. The dish is pretty easy to prepare, just keep a dry fruit basket handy for that crunchy and delectable taste. Simmer roasted vermicelli with milk, dates, clarified butter, nuts and sugar. In the end, add saffron for the unique flavour.
Pisang Goreng (Deep Fried Bananas)
Pisang Goreng is an authentic dish relished most in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore. It is a popular fitter that is enjoyed as Iftar snacks. Preparing this dish is very easy. Just ripe the bananas, dip them in a thick batter and deep fry until golden brown. Crispy outside and sweet & chewy inside – Pisang Goreng is a delectable treat.
Chicken and Rice Soup
It’s a common Iftar food, prepared highly in Morocco. The prime ingredients include vermicelli noodles, fingerling potatoes, chicken broth and tomatoes. When all these ingredients come together, they turn out to be a healthy dish, packed with oozing flavours.
Beef Kebab Rolls
It’s a spicy snack that is generally well-enjoyed during Ramadan. These tiny, portable and yummy kebab rolls are even perfect for Iftar on the go. It is among the best foods to eat for Suhoor and stay energised.
Afghani Bolani is a stuffed flatbread that comes from the list of traditional Afghan cuisines. Similar to Indian paratha, it is filled with the stuffing of potatoes, onions, cilantro, herbs and green pepper. It can be both baked or fried. Also, the dish is light, comforting and enjoyable during Suhoor as well as Iftar. It is usually served with green chutney.
A common sight in the UAE, you can find almost everyone enjoying Harees during Ramadan. Harees is a special Ramadan food that uses meat or chicken, beaten wheat and seasoned with some spices & olive oil. All in all, the dish is super-easy to prepare and one of the favourites for Iftar.
Jollof Rice and Chicken from Nigeria
A traditional Nigerian dish, Jollof rice and chicken is bursting with flavours. It is a popular dish that is commonly found in West African countries. The chicken roasted on the stovetop imparts a wonderful aroma to the rice. Also, for an unmatched and authentic taste, serve jollof rice with fried plantains. Apart from being a popular Ramadan food idea, jollof rice and chicken is a staple food.
Also known as Pastilla, Bisteeya is a North African seafood pie that is said to be a ‘crowd-pleasing entree’. Though the dish takes time to prepare, given its exotic and unique flavours, it’s totally worth it. It’s not only sweet, buttery and crunchy but also slightly spicy. In short, Bisteeya is a Moroccan and Algerian speciality that is wholesomely flavoured and must-eat during Ramadan.
Coconut and Chicken Tagine
The last one on our list of Ramadan food ideas is this Moroccan-inspired dish which is everyone’s favourite. It is rich, fragrant, full of flavours and a fool-proof dish to add exoticness to any supper. Besides, coconut milk adds an extra layer of flavour to complement the spices. This post-Iftar meal is something that will keep you satisfied throughout the night.
To sum up, these were some of the amazing Ramadan food ideas that are worldwide renowned. Do you happen to know any other yummy Ramadan dishes? Share with us in the comment section below.