The ninth month of the Islamic calender is known as Ramadan also written as ramazan, ramzan or Ramadhan.
Iftar is a meal that is served after the Magrib(evening prayer) azan to break the fast during the holy month of Ramadan.
There is intense spiritual meaning to Ramadan for those who fast. During this festival people practice generosity by being charitable,family-bonding by gathering around the iftar table, spirituality by praying, and self-control by practicing good manners.
All these habits build a feeling of peace, tranquility and self-satisfaction.
According to tradition, Prophet Muhammad broke fast with three dates , and hence muslims break their fast with dates and or water.
Many people enjoy the pleasure of hosting iftar parties at home where they get to greet their beloved friends,families and share the food together with the community.
A variety of foods are prepared for the iftar meal which includes fresh fruit ,juices , haleem , grilled kebabs , samosa , cutlets ,shahi tukda and many many more such interesting appetizers.
Ramadan is a very special month for me and hence I put in an effort to make this post wherein you can find such interesting Ramadan iftar recipes.
On this page, you can find healthy veg/non-veg appetizers and deserts.
Please put in your any suggestions or feedback’s or any kind of requests. Hope you all enjoy these recipes.
Chicken Noodle kebabs
These chicken kebabs made with noodles, chicken and potato go as an excellent dish for Iftari party or a starters. I am sure your guest will be quite impressed by this dish. Especially our junior guest kids love to eat such different and wonderful tasted food. This recipe was first introduce to me after my marriage by my in laws during Ramadan month and I was quite amazed as it tasted yummm !!!
Try this for sure , as its very simple easy and quick recipe as well as it tastes delicious !!!..Read more…
Chicken Lollypop is a very good luscious appetizer and its one of the kids favorites, and it tastes spicy & delicious with a combo of any sauce or dips.
Coated with a luscious batter with garlic and ginger paste, and bread crumbs, makes it a perfect juicy luscious appetizer.Read more..
Malai Chicken Tikka
Malai kebab or Malai Tikka gets its name as malai/fresh cream which is one of the key ingredient of this dish.I wanted to try this juicy, melt-in-mouth succulent tikka from a long time ,finally I succeeded !!! Sharing with you this recipe of delicious and aromatic spicy creamy base chicken malai tikka.Read more..
Bruschetta (Italian pronunciation: [bruˈsketta]) is a starter dish from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt.
I decided to use it on chicken instead of on toasted bread and give it a little Indian touch. This has become one of my family’s favorite iftari this Ramadan.
It is spicy ,tangy and salty all at once. Try this recipe as a starter when the guest arrives and i am sure they will love it.Read more..
A wonton is a type of dumpling commonly found in a number of Chinese cuisines. Wontons are commonly boiled and served in soup or sometimes deep-fried.
You can try your hand at making various unique fillings, and also steam or deep-fry the wontons as per your taste. Read more..
Chinese Spring roll
Spring rolls, a classic chinese dish that is enjoyed by everyone, children in particular.
I have kept the filling for the spring rolls really simple and quick, you can experiment with bean sprouts, noodles and other vegetables.
The crunchy and delicious taste of these rolls makes it perfect to serve for Ramadan Iftar or parties.It tastes great served with schezuan sauce.Read more..
Kool fruit Chat
The bright, colorful, and refreshing fruit chaat is a perfect starter to a Ramadan Iftar meal.
A combination of fruits and chat served with sev and tamarind chutney makes it delicious and energetic food. A must make item in Iftar.
Chill before serving for more nice taste. Read more..
Seekh Kebabs is a recipe inspired from middle eastern tradition and terrific appetizers made from chicken or goat meat,they can also be served as side dish with the main meal.Since most of us don’t have ovens, most of us don’t try this easy recipe to make them at home , but you can prepare this dish by frying too. I tried out both the method
grilled it in oven and by frying and trust me both came out with good taste.
please read the complete recipe for the directions.Read more..
Momos are the famous fast food Himalayan origins. It’s a traditional delicacy in Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Northeast India.
Momo(dumpling) are made with a simple flour-and-water dough—white flour is generally preferred ,it can be either steamed or fry.You can do Chicken/Meat or Vegetable stuffing in it. I tried chicken as my husband is fond of chicken and i gave little desi tadka to it hence fried it.Read more..
Rava Cheese Balls
Looking out for a simple quick and easy starters/snacks here you go Suji/Rava Cheese balls makes a great starter recipe and will be loved by all age groups. As its a Ramadan month many of you must be looking out for a new appetizers as well as planning for any iftaari party , you can surely try this out at home.Read more...
Prawns popcorn,this crispy golden fried popcorn makes as an easy appetizer and your guest will love it ,
It can be served with fries,creamy coleslaw or a simple tomato ketchup dip.Read more..
Green chicken/Hariyali Murgh
Green chicken/Hariyali Murgh is a nice change from usual red chicken curries which we usually made at home.Its a delicious mild spicy and full thick gravy cooked in coriander ground paste which adds a great aroma to this dish.
What is special about this recipe,the curry is very simple to prepare yet it looks and taste like restaurant dish.Read more ..
Chicken rezala ,also know as white chicken is another royal famous Bengali dish with delicious aroma.This dish is a perfect combination of cream and cashews in chicken and other spices which add tons of flavour to the dish.
Just a magical dish with its aroma, texture and taste and serves as a perfect food for the whole family.Do watch the video to learn how to prepare chicken rezala with very easy steps.Read more..
Palak (Spinach) chicken
Spinach (Palak) along with other green leafy vegetables is rich in iron.Lets try out this iron rich recipe with chicken.Read more
Chicken curry with poppy seeds, cashew nuts and spice is a very popular chicken recipe .It is a rich and aromatic curry that makes a wonderful meal for the family. It can be served with plain steamed rice or with chapatis.Read more..
Prawns Curry Goan style
Prawns(Jheenga called in Mumbai) is an Indian curry recipe originated in Goa and i got inspired from my mom’s kitchen.
This Goan recipe is prepared from it’s typical Goan ingredients like coconut and spicy red chillies.Hot and sour is the best way to describe this dish.Read more..
Healthy dates(Khajur) nut balls rolled in Pistachio
Khajur (Date) is the main food consumed in the month of Ramadan. It has many health benefits like dates are easy to digest so they don’t exhaust the fasting person stomach.Datesdecrease the great hunger feeling of the fasting person and it also prepares the stomach to receive the food after being inactive through out the day with activating the release of digestive secretions and juices.
Dates protect the fasting person from having constipation as a result of changing meals times or as a result of having low fiber amounts in meals.Read more..
Kiwi -Banana Milkshake
Having Kiwi fruit has many health benefits in the month of Ramadan since fasting can also lead to increased acidity levels, which might lead to indigestion.The actinidin contained in kiwi fruits can also help aid in the digestion of foods that are of dairy, meat and legume source hence I prefer to have this fruit but normally they are little sour in taste , so I don’t enjoy them much. Yesterday I found the Kiwi’s at home were little ripe.I just didn’t wanted to discard them off , I thought of preparing its milkshake but with Banana and to my surprise I discovered Kiwi and bananas go together very well.Read more..