The month of ramadan is near. Every year in Ramzan millions of people across all over the world kept fast called Roza, the period of fasting. According to the Islamic tradition, the purpose of keeping a fast is to felt a sense of self-restraint in oneself. A typical day for the one who keeps a Roza starts before dawn with a lavish meal (known as suhoor or sehri), and once the sun rises, he or she follows a strict fast until sundown, when after the evening prayer, the fast is broken and everyone gets together to enjoy the Iftar feast.
In iftar there are variety of foods . The variety of Iftar recipes laced with traditional flavors will linger on your palate for days to come.
And just in case you love cooking and want to re-create traditional Iftar dishes in the comfort of your own home, follow our list of best Iftar dishes to put together a full-fledged menu for your family.
List of best iftar dishes:
A traditional Iftar menu can be described as nothing short of spectacular with dishes like kebabs, sheer khurma, dal makhana, chicken cutlet and shahi tukda taking center-stage. Everything that is present on the iftar table is enough to satiate the hunger of the entire family
Shahi tukda is a desert that is made with bread, ghee, sugar, milk, and nuts. Shahi Tukda is considered one of the best sweet dishes and tracks back to some historical events in the past. Different stories relate to the origin of this delicious dessert. It is said that shahi tukda also known as shahi tukra was a favorite of the Mughal emperors and was enjoyed with their festive iftar meals during the month of Ramadan..
Dal makhani is a popular Pakistani dish made by simmering whole black lentils & red kidney beans with spices, butter & cream. Dal makhani means buttery dal. Traditionally dal makhani is prepared by simmering lentils on a wood/coal fire for several hours. This slow cooking for prolonged hours yields a creamy, thick, and best-tasting buttery dal.
Sheer khurma is a sweet dish made by milk, dates, nuts, and sugar. It is made during Eid ul-Fitr, Ramadan. Sheer khurma is very popular dish in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. This sweet and delicious dish is made during the month of ramadan. sheer khurma is made by Muslims when there is a large gatherings
Chicken cutlets make a great snack/appetizer or a starter for iftar parties or weekend meals. They go perfectly well even with a cup of tea as an evening iftar snack. Delicious and crispy chicken patties are easy to make and can be made in just 40 mins.
Reshmi kebab has its roots in Mughalai cuisine. It usally not made in households due to absence of coal. It is mostly found on the restaurant menus and tops the orders among the list of chicken dishes. These are also known as chicken malai tikka. this malai kabab is unique with a great taste to the soft and tender chunks of grilled chicken. Reshmi kebabs are a great appetizer since malai is used.
Some final words:
These delicious iftar dishes wills make your iftar table look more tempting. These easy-to-make iftar dishes are very much common in Pakistan especially in the month of Ramadan. So, you have to at least try each of the dishes once in the upcoming month of Ramadan. I hope this gave you a sneak peek into the special food world during Ramadan.