Easy Ramadan Recipes for Iftar You Have To Try!

Ramadan Mubarak to all of you! Ramadan is a very special time for us Muslims to reflect on life and reach out to our spiritual side. It is also the time when favorite food traditions are followed and new recipes are tried for those fasting. Here are some of the top Ramadan recipes for Iftar you must try if you want an Iftar menu to remember!

What to eat for Iftar? This would seem to be a popular question this month. And, with the lockdown, everyone’s been trying new recipes. So, let’s try to make the best food for Iftar our family members will cherish!

Most of the Iftar meal ideas below are kid-friendly so let your kids join in the kitchen and help you with prep and cooking. It’s a nice way to bond with them and also ensure some fun activity to while away time especially if the little ones are fasting.

I reached out to my favorite food bloggers who are also friends and are doing a fantastic job during this quarantine period. Please take the time to go through their profiles as they have exceptional content and oh so delicious Iftar food ideas!


Easy Ramadan Recipes for Iftar you MUST try!

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When my son requested that I make cake rusks, there was no way I could refuse ❤ . . You know the ones that you get in Pakistani bakeries, which when dipped in or eaten with tea just elevate the whole experience . . These are sweet, dense and with a slight crunch. Also, supereasy to make! . . Save the recipe because it is WORTH IT Adapted from #foodfusion . . – Unsalted butter 100g room temperature -Sugar -1/2 cup – Eggs 3 – All-purpose flour 1 Cup – Baking powder 1 tsp – Vanilla essence ¼ tsp – Yellow food color ¼ tsp (optional) . . Directions In bowl,add butter and sugar,whisk well until fluffy. Add eggs,one by one and whisk well after each addition. Add flour and baking powder,sift together & whisk until well combined. Add vanilla essence,yellow food color and whisk well. On baking tray (7 x 7” inch), place butter paper and grease sides with butter. Pour batter into prepared pan and tap it for 2-3 times. Bake in preheated oven at 180 C for 30 minutes. After baking,allow it to cool for 20 minutes and then cut into slices. On baking tray,place butter paper and arrange the slices on it . . Again bake at 180 C for 20 minutes,take out the tray and flip the slices to bake the other side Put the tray back into the oven and again bake at 160 C for 20 minutes. Allow the cake rusk to cool completely. Once cooled,the rusks will be crunchy & crispy and store them in airtight container

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Cake Rusks – Sushi And Sandals
There is something very quintessential about cake rusks in the Pakistani household; those small cake-like biscuits which are dense, crunchy, and oh so sweet.  They are available at the local bakery and are a staple in most houses.

They go perfectly with a hot cup of tea, eaten on their own or dunked to make them soft. I make them often, especially during Ramadan, as after a day of fasting, worship, and fatigue; there is nothing better than to curl up and relax with this delicious comforting combination

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Fudgiest chocolate brownies ever🍫: Ingredients: * 1/2 cup salted butter, melted and HOT * 1 tablespoon olive oil * 1 cup caster sugar (brown/white) * 2 large eggs * 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract * 1/2 cup all purpose flour * 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder Instructions: * Lightly grease a square baking pan with cooking oil spray and set aside. * Combine hot melted butter, oil and sugar together in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk well for about a minute. Add the eggs and vanilla; beat until lighter in colour for a minute * Sift in flour, cocoa powder and salt. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined (DO NOT over beat) * Top with dark chocolate chunks or chips (OPTIONAL) * Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 15-20 minutes depending on your oven mine takes 15 minutes precisely. Test with a toothpick and it should come out dirty for extra fudgy brownies. * Allow it to cool and dive in 🤤 I originally used @cafedelites recipe and just modified it a bit . . . . #foodie #foodblogger #foodporn #foodbaby #fooddiary #fooddiaries #foodstagram #instafood #instagood #l4l #fff #postoftheday #potd #igers #igersoftheday #instadubai #f52grams #dubaifoodblogger #buzzfeedfood #mydubai #dubaifood #photooftheday #dubaiblogger #killeverygram #igersdubai #uaebloggers #EEEEEATS #getinmabelly #visitdubai #f52grams

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Fudgy Chocolate Brownies – Peplum and Pineapples

If you guys know me, you know I’m a self-proclaimed dessert queen. So for Ramadan Iftar ideas, I would like to share this extra fudgy brownie recipe, and believe me when I say you are going to love me for it!

It’s easy peasy and is perfect for Ramadan, because we all know after iftar we need to treat ourselves with some fudgy goodness 😉 A long-standing tradition at the Khurram residence, our mama bear bakes a cake or brownie every iftar because she knows that’s all we crave, and boy oh boy, is it the best thing ever!

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If you're looking for the easiest and tastiest activity to do with your kids during the lockdown, look no further than this easy peasy delicious microwave cake! 😍 Easy enough for the kids to assist and even easier to eat. A warning though, it's likely to become a staple in your home 😄 As you all know, I have 3 favourite chocolate cake recipes. This is one of them. Have you tried any yet? Recipe below . . Microwave Chocolate Cake Recipe shared by Rafieka @aniseeds 1 cup flour 3 tablespoon cocoa 3 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup sugar pinch of salt 2 eggs 1 cup boiling water 1/4 cup oil Sift flour, baking powder,cocoa,sugar and salt. Whisk eggs. make a well in center of dry ingredients and pour in the eggs and mix. Mix together boiling water and oil pour over ingredients and use an egg whisk to whisk lightly till smooth. Grease a microwavable dish. Pour mixture in. microwave on high for 6 minutes. Allow to stand in microwave for 1 minute then turn out onto plate 🌺 #thefeedfeed #picoftheday #feedfeed #foodstagram #foodography #instafood #hautecuisines #huffposttaste #recipe #foodie #beautifulcuisines #buzzfeed #foodoftheday #foodstagram #foodspotting #omnomnom #buzzfeedtaste #buzzfeast #delish #foodshare #yum #love#cake #milkshake #birthday #southafricanfood #chocolate #dessert #chocolatecake #aniseedsdessert #bakewithfood24

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6 Minute Microwave Cake – Aniseeds

Ramadhaan has always been the most special time of the year for me. With weeks of preparation and build-up prior to its arrival, my family prefers to enjoy making the most of the fast by spending it in prayer.

We plan a simple menu with quick and easy Iftar recipes that are not time-consuming like this chocolate microwave cake that only takes 6 minutes to bake! What’s not to love about this recipe? 🙂

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I saw this gorgeous sounding creamy rose milk a few days ago in a screenshot, so we tried it out yesterday and it's so, so good! Not sure who created this idea, so if you know who it is, please let me know so that I can credit them for this delicious inspiration💞Update: Thank you to @naeema001 for sharing her incredible idea❤️😍 It tastes mostly the same as the regular rose milk but looks so much prettier😍Used my own measurements👇🏼and add ons. This would work well with any flavour, chocolate, peppermint, etc Rose Dalgona Milk Pic:@tableforfivedubai Recipe:@tableforfivedubai. Inspired by @naeema001 and Korean Dalgona latte 1 cup milk 4- 6 tsp rose syrup (as sweet as you'd like) 1 cup cream A few spoonfuls of cardamom ice cream or sprinkle of ground cardamom(optional) Rose milk ice cubes (2 tsp rose syrup in milk, then frozen) Add chilled milk to the glass. Pop in some ice or rose milk ice cubes and some cardamom/ice cream if using. Beat the cream with the rose syrup till stiff. Spoon the cream over the milk. Sprinkle over some crushed rose petals or use pashmak (I didn't have any). Serve immediately. Enjoy! … … … #roseicecrean #roses #rosemilk #coconut #homebake #dalgonacoffee #rose #recipeoftheday #foodoftheday #delicious #feedfeed #f52grams #lockdown #rosedessert #lockdownrecipe #rosecream #cardamom #thekitchn #imsomartha #buzzfeedfood

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Rose Dalgona Milk – Table for Five

I usually make a rose-flavored milkshake during Ramadaan because it’s one of my first food memories of the Holy month and also because it is one of our quick Iftar recipes. My mother used to make it for us every day when we were younger and we would break our fast with dates and water, and then have a refreshing glass of milkshake.

I remember eagerly looking forward to it every night at Iftar with a plateful of savories to indulge in too. This year I decided to try out a Dalgona version of rose milkshake and Alhamdulillah it turned out really well so we’ll be alternating between the two!

It was my duty to make it most nights in my parents’ home but now that my kids are older they make it instead. I wish everyone a very peaceful and blessed Ramadan this year, hopefully making lots of new memories too

China Grass Dessert – Nazia Jawwad

This dessert may intrigue you considering the present situation, but I assure that it is not at all related to China! The name China Grass is also known as Agar-Agar, a type of gelatin made by plants.

In most homes in South India, Ramadan dessert is associated with China Grass. It holds well, can be made for gatherings, and it pairs well with any flavor since it has no taste of its own. So, you can really get creative and make your very own version of this dessert! Check here to see how I make this at home

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Technically this wouldn’t be a soufflé as no egg whites , well this is what my mom calls it and we all know moms are always right isn’t it 😂😂😂. This recipe was posted here few years ago , just re sharing it again as it’s one of of the easiest dessert to cook in less than 20 minutes – the only time required is for the jelly to set . . . . You could also make with ripe mangoes this same dessert . Tag a mommy who should see this 🍍 🍍 . . Recipe Pineapple chunks – 1 cup ( I have used tin can use fresh also ) Pineapple jelly – 1 cup or more( 2 pkt jelly ) Cream – 2 cup ( any thick cream , tin cream / tetra pack cream / fresh cream ) Condensed milk – 1/2 cup or more Nuts – 2 tbs ( cashew or almond or pistachios) . . Make the pineapple jelly according to the packet and set it . Once set scramble or cut the jelly and keep aside . To a bowl add in cream and condensed milk . Add in the pineapple chunks and nuts and jelly and serve it cool Tips If using fresh pineapple make sure to cook it ahead with sugar . Fresh pineapples would make the dessert bitter or maybe curdle the cream . The cream and condensed milk mix should be creamy , if it becomes watery then add in 1 tbs melted gelatin to the mixture so it will be creamy consistency. For firm jelly make sure to reduce the water quantity mentioned in the jelly package and make the jelly . For the jelly to set instantly keep it in the freezer . Cream could be fresh cream or tin cream or tetra pack cream or thick cream . . . . . . #shabosphere #dessert #shabosramadan #pineappledessert #easydessert @delmontearabia #follow #homecooking #keralafoodie #dubaifoodblogger #dubaifoodie #dontrushchallenge #asmr #asmrfood #foryourpage #fyp

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Pineapple Soufflé – Shabosphere

Well technically it’s not soufflé as it has no eggs, it’s a quick pineapple dessert.

But from a young age, my mom named it as “pineapple soufflé”! It’s an easy dessert which she normally makes as a quick Iftar recipe and it is completely failproof.

Especially during summers, this is totally a winner! My memory with this Iftar dessert is patiently waiting for the jelly on top to set. As a kid, I loved this dessert at it had jelly but now, it’s one of my favorite quick desserts to make.

The taste of pineapple and sweetness of condensed milk and jelly…no words to describe a total comfort dessert anyone could make. And the best part?  You don’t need to bake or follow any fixed recipe. I make it often for Iftar now as my kids love it too. Click here for the complete recipe.

My favorite dessert on the Ramadan Iftar menu is Rabri. I especially like the fact that it can be used in so many dishes and can be created into almost anything. You can make this ahead of time and use it for a variety of Iftar dishes. It is truly an Iftar special recipe!

We have a simple recipe of how to make Rabri with 2 ingredients that we also use to make Shahi Tukda. It can be turned into Kulfi, used with Malpua, thinner consistency can be soaked in a plain cake to make Tres Leches, and so on! Check for our detailed recipe here.

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I came across this dish around 2 years ago, and ever since it's been one of my favourite dishes! Very popular in the Middle East, its made out of pumpkin and cracked wheat (burgul) stuffed with spinach, chickpeas and onions! Suitable for everyone as its vegan and perfect for Ramadan thats coming up! Light and delicious Recipe for kebbeh : Mix together 3cups pumpkin boiled and drained from water , 2 1/2 cup soft burgul , 1/2 cup flour , 1tea spoon of each ( cumin powder ,mardakoush , coriander ) , salt to taste Recipe for stuffing : 1can of chickpeas drained , 4big onion sliced , 8cups of baby spinach, 1/2 cup olive oil , salt to taste , 1/4 cup sumac Method : Fry the onions with olive oil , add the spinach and cook , add all the spices and keep a side to cool . Divide the kibbeh dough into balls , flatten then stuff with stuffing and fry in hot oil till golden , serve immediately and eat with yogurt , enjoy 😉 #chef #tamamskitchen #blogger #restaurantreviewer #certifiedfoodinfluencer #quarantine #satayhome #staysafe #vegan #dubai #abudhabi #paladtine #beirut #amman #kuwait #jeddeh #london #rome #paris #moscow #istanbul #newyork #chicago

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Pumpkin Kibbeh – Tamam’s Kitchen

The Holy Month of Ramadan is genuinely one of the happiest times one can share with their loved ones. Everyone gathers together each night for Iftar and suhoor which is one of my favorite traditions.

I love spending time in the kitchen preparing a different dish each night for my family and friends. During this time I try to focus on self-healing, optimism, as well as helping the less fortunate. Ramadan gives you a sense of appreciation for what you have!

My favorite memory of Ramadan is having the family gathered around the table, all laughing and spreading love. That is the true essence of Ramadan and I thank God every day that I am able to experience it with my wonderful family, friends and multiple delicious dishes and pumpkin kibbeh is one of those dishes


Smoked Kheema Patti Samosa – Rashida Blogs

Samosas, well what can I say about them. My mom used to love making Patti samosas as Iftar snacks and these used to be a staple at iftar throughout the month of Ramadan.

My fondest memory of these samosas dates back to Jan 1997 where my mom was making these just a few hours before she gave birth to my little sister. I still remember sitting in the hospital with the foil packed samosas my mom had prepared for me just as I was leaving for prayers.

Well, we never made it to prayers that night, but I sure enjoyed every last bite of the Iftar meal of samosas sitting at the hospital bench waiting for the good news.

These Bohri styled kheema patti samosas use charcoal smoked mince which enhances the flavors by leaps and bounds, making it just right to satisfy your taste buds after a day-long fast. They are best enjoyed with a squeeze of lemon on top and a cup of hot chai on the side

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Chana bateta started off as an evening snack, but it's a whole meal in itself – packed with proteins and carbs. Train journey buddy, picnic essential or a kitty part must have, it is universally favorite among Dawoodi Bohras. The best bowl to grab was served along the alleys of Bhendi Bazaar/Crawford Market on the pull-carts, enjoying the best of street food with a group of life-long friends. Here's my recipe of how you can make it in a @nutricookworld which is simple, quick and easy to make. Recipe below 👇 Bohra Chana Bateta Ingredients- Chana or Black chickpeas – 2 cups soaked in warm water for 30 minutes Onion – 2, finely chopped plus 1 chopped for garnishing Tomatoes – 2, chopped Potatoes – 2, peeled and cubed Cooking oil – 2 tbsp Curry Leaves – 6 to 8 Fenugreek Seeds – 1 tsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder – 1 tbsp Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp Coriander powder – 1 tbsp Gram Flour or Besan – 2 to 3 tbsp Tamarind – 1 tbsp, soaked in 2 tbsp of water Jaggery – 1 tsp Salt to Taste Coriander leaves – for garnishing. Method – Switch on your Nutricook on saute and heat oil. Let cumin and Fenugreek seeds splutter, followed by onions and gg paste. Saute until onion turns translucent, followed by dry spices, curry leaves and green chillies. Add tomatoes and cook until mushy. Add gram flour and roast for a minute. Add potatoes and black chickpeas with around 2 cups of water and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes. Let the pressure settle on its own, and while your pot is still on warm, add tamarind pulp, jaggery and coriander leaves. Serve hot with raw chopped onions, coriander leaves and a lemon wedge. Enjoy! #thoughtsoverchai #bohrifood #lockdowncooking #IGTVrecipes #IGTV #TOCrecipes #instatravelfoodlover

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Chana Bateta – Thoughts Over Chai

Chana Bateta is typically famous in Bohri households, mostly during Ramadan or religious celebrations. The best bowl to grab was in the small lanes of Bhendi Bazaar on the pull-carts just outside the main mosque; which is now undergoing some major re-development changes.

Life’s best pleasures were had in those dainty shacks enjoying the best of street food with a group of life-long friends. Chana Bateta started off as an evening snack, but it’s a whole meal in itself – packed with proteins and carbs. Train journey buddy, picnic essential, or a kitty party must have, it is universally favorite among this close-knit community

Ganji is one of the healthy Iftar recipes that we like making. It is made out of rice and lentils that ensure the belly is feeling sufficient while also making sure you can still bend for the Taraweeh prayer with ease! 😛

We have Kanji/ Ganji recipe up! Make this for a healthy Iftar.

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