Explore Some of the Best Ramadan Iftar Dishes!

Any festival in this world is strongly associated with food. Food unites people, gives them comfort, wins their confidence, and also their hearts. The role of food in forming a friendship or intensifying a relationship cannot be ignored at all. This is the month of Ramadan and it is a strict month of fasting. From sunrise to moonrise, the followers of Islam are supposed to stay away from food and water. After the evening prayers, the whole family unites to enjoy the iftar meal. Some friends, relatives, and guests also join sometimes to spend a great time of togetherness. And guess what makes this a normal greeting mesmerizing? Of course food!

The Ramadan Special Iftar dishes are lip-smacking and there are many famous places across the world which are famous for these lavish dishes. For example, Mohammad Ali Road in Mumbai, Jama Masjid in New Delhi, or Dubai Opera are some of the places where one can have the best time of their lives digging into the delectable food.

Here are some of the much-loved Ramadan Iftar dishes that are simply awesome and you must give them a try if you still have not tried them.

Mutton Cutlets:

It would be a crime if Ramadan is spent without biting into this soft, fleshy, and aromatic cutlet. It is one of the best dishes that sizzles at the Ramadan Iftar table. It is made with cooked and minced mutton, chili powder, turmeric powder, black pepper, ginger garlic paste, finely chopped green chilies and onion, egg, breadcrumbs, salt, water, coriander leaves, and curry leaves. Firstly, all the ingredients except egg and breadcrumbs are mixed together and kept for half an hour. Then it is divided into several portions and given the shape of a cutlet and dipped into eggs first followed by breadcrumbs. Finally, it is fried in vegetable oil. The mouth-watering dish would simply melt in your mouth!

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Beetroot Cutlets:

This is a vegetarian cutlet which is equally tantalizing like its non-vegetarian counterparts. Beets, potatoes, onion, green and red chilies, turmeric powder, salt, raw mango powder, coriander leaves, red chili powder, and cumin powder are mixed gently and given a desired shape. It is then dipped into a mixture of white flour, water, and breadcrumbs and fried until golden brown. This tasty fritter would taste amazing with a cup of ginger tea.

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Dates and Figs Fudge:

You cannot give this sweet indulgence a miss! Dates are highly recommended as a morning and evening food, i.e., before and after fast. And in Dubai, you get the world’s best dates. So, this is a recipe you must try this time during Ramadan Iftar. The dates are figs are soaked into water for at least an hour. Then in a food processor or mixer, dates, figs, sesame seeds, peanut butter are mixed. Once that is done, it is spread evenly on a tray with parchment paper and refrigerated for at least 1-2 hours. Before serving, it is cut into desired shapes!

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Mutton With Steamed Veggies:

This is also known as Bhuni Raan which is actually a fried mutton leg served with roasted potatoes and steamed veggies. It is a healthy, tasty, and spicy Ramadan Iftar dish to be enjoyed with family and friends. One can choose the seasonal veggies and steam them for further use during the serving. The mutton is marinated with salt, vinegar, ginger garlic paste, cloves paste, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, and yoghurt. The mutton has to be marinated for at least 6-8 hours. Now, this is fried in oil along with the marinade mix and finally served with roasted potatoes and steamed veggies. It is a fulfilling dish!

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Chicken Shawarma:

This dish from the Arabic world has gained quite a fame in rest of the world. It is basically a chicken roll where the chicken is baked in a yogurt marinade and then rolled up in pita bread and served with tahini or mayonnaise. It is a gratifying Ramadan Iftar dish which is cooked in almost every home. The chicken is marinated in yoghurt, vinegar, vegetable oil, salt, pepper, all spices, and ground cardamom. The chicken is kept in marinate for 4 hours minimum and then baked for 30 minutes. A sauce is prepared with tahini sauce, yoghurt, lemon juice, minced garlic, olive oil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Now, once the chicken is baked well, it is shredded into desirable pieces. In a pita bread, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, along with shredded or sliced chicken are placed and rolled up. It is served with the mesmerizing tahini sauce!

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These 5 Ramadan Iftar dishes are simply delicious and therefore, you must savor them asap!

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