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Ramadan Meal Roundup

April 23, 2020

Some of my most asked questions this time of year are, what are your favorite Ramadan recipes? Can you please compile a list of your own recipes? Can you tell us which quick and easy recipes of yours we can use to meal prep during this busy, blessed month? Recipes that work for those with young kids who may not be fasting yet, prepped in advance to just assemble or heat before meal times. 

 

Although I find that my Recipe Index is full of recipes that work year round, they are just as great during the blessed month of Ramadan. Here I am with a compiled list of my popular, and fairly easy dishes for you to enjoy. If you haven't already read my post about my Ramadan Prep, you can read it here! My Ramadan Prep post is where I share all my freezer and pantry staples like samosas and chutney's.

 

 

I've broken the list down into four categories: Suhoor (breakfast), Iftar (breaking of fast or appetizers), Dinner and Dessert. Growing up we either only did Iftar of a few little snack items or straight dinner. There was never both. We usually opened our fast with dates and water and then straight to a meal or a few small finger foods. 

 

This list is interchangeable to having breakfast for dinner and vice versa and I hope you find it helpful when planning your meals. Also Suhoor and Iftar Boards are a staple in our home. With young kids, sometimes just adding a mix of things to a platter not only helps encourage kids to trying new foods but also allows us to not overeat and fall into a food coma. 

 

So let's get started...

 

 

Suhoor Ideas:

 

Shakshuka  (Egg Curry)

 

Crepes

 

Saffron Cardamom French Toast

 

Halwa Puri Pop Tarts (Sweet Semolina Filled Pop Tarts)

 

Coconut Chia Pudding 

 

Spinach & Mushroom Quiche

 

Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

 

 

Iftar Ideas:

 

Fruit Chaat (Fruit Salad)

 

Pakoras (Fritters)

 

Dhai Baray (Yogurt Dumplings)

 

Samosa Chaat (Samosa Chickpea Salad)

 

Samosa Pot Pie (Vegan Samosa in a pie form)

 

Stuffed Aloo Cutlets (Potato Cutlets)

 

Spinach Börek  (Turkish Spinach Phyllo Pastry)

 

Lentil Soup

 

Pearled Couscous Salad (Maftoul)

 

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

 

Yakhni Shorba (Bone Broth)

 

 

Dinner Ideas:

 

Khousay (Burmese inspired Khao-Suey)

 

Memon Green Coconut Curry (Herbed Coconut Curry over Rice)

 

Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

 

Tahiri Potato & Pea Rice 

 

Quick Oatmeal Haleem

 

NYC Halal Cart

 

Chicken Shawarma Casserole

 

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

 

Zinger Burger (Spicy Chicken Burgers)

 

Baked Pasta Shells

 

Rotisserie Chicken

 

 

Dessert Ideas:

 

Halwa Puri Pop Tarts (Sweet Semolina filled pastry)

 

Gulab Jamun Cheesecake (Sweet dumpling cheesecake)

 

Ras Malai Cake (Cardamom Ricotta filled Cake)

 

Falooda

 

Sopapilla Churro Cheesecake

 

Espresso Date Truffles

 

Ma'moul Date Cookies

 

Chocolate Covered Dates

 

S'more Trail Mix

 

Chocolate Gol Gappay Shooters

 

Rice Krispie Treats

 

Sheer Khurma (Vermicelli Pudding)

 

Coconut Rose Rabri (Pudding)

 

 

I hope you found this compiled list helpful and pray you have a blessed month ahead. If you give any of my recipes a try, do tag me, as I love seeing you all recreate and enjoy my recipes! 

 

 

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