Ramadan is that time of the year when we go for spiritual cleaning and re-establish our roots with traditional dishes. Keeping the fast dedicatedly and indulging during the iftars are both equally important. As we manifest the goodness in our lives this month, we got to have some goodies around us too. Let this festive season of Ramadan be full of positivity and mouth-watering eatables with the below Iftar party menu specials-
Top 8 Lip-Smacking Iftar Recipes We Bet You Can’t Resist
1. Mutton Dum Biryani
A stellar mutton biriyani is the scene-stealer of the Iftar parties. The juicy mutton marinated with freshly beaten curd, ginger garlic paste, and spices set the flavours of the dish. The slow cooking process of this rice dish keeps the meat tenderly cooked and flavourful.
2. Sheer Khurma
The rich and creamy dessert is filled with nuts, vermicelli, and dry fruits. The delectable mixture is slow cooked and flavoured with saffron and cardamom. It is a versatile dessert and can be served when hot or cold.
Aflatoon is the easiest sweet dish to prepare during the Iftar time. The wave of ghee with the gush of mawa, followed by crispy jagged nuts, pistachios, and almonds are all worth the hype. So, make your iftar parties one of a kind with this delicacy loaded with premium quality dried fruits and nuts.
4. Namkeen Saeviyaan
Generally, vermicelli (popularly known as saeviyaan) is famous as a sweet dish. However, you can always let the flavours go for a toss. You can season them with the vegetable of your choice and spice them up with black pepper powder, turmeric powder, and chili powder. While plating, garnish the dish with fresh coriander leaves.
How can iftar parties even be complete without the traditional kheer (Rice Pudding)? This delicacy has been dominating Asian hearts for years and beyond. Rice cooked in saffron milk with a gushing flavour of ghee is the yummiest one can ever think of. Kheer is a mouth-watering recipe loaded with dried fruits and nuts that restores the electrolytes in the body.
This sweet and crunchy dish is one of the most desirable Iftar recipes in the middle east. Especially, the mesmerizing aroma of rose water and cardamom makes it luscious of all. The principal flavour of the dish varies as per preferences and regions from cloves to cinnamon. The healthier version of the dessert is prepared with almond flour and rose water syrup or orange syrup.
This Arabic pastry Kunafeh is famous for its texture and sweet-based taste. The spun wheat strands add a fair bit of crunch to the mesmerizing desert. Above all, a mixture of raisins, apricots, cashews, pistachios, and almonds adds a proportional blend of tart, sweet and nutty flavour to taste. The exquisite flavours of the dish make it one of the most relishing dishes of Iftar parties.
8. Fresh Fruit Salad with Ice cream
The month of Ramadan falls somewhere towards the approaching summer season, and therefore, the fasting feels dehydrating. Hence, Iftars cannot be complete without a cooling and refreshing dish. Juices and shakes are the mainstream coolants. You can go for some freshly cut fruits along with some ice cream.
The Bottom Line
The blissful month is all about manifesting the goodness around us with good deeds, prayers, and delicacies. And delicacies like the above-listed ones will surely make your Iftar happier than ever.
Make your Iftar pious and more charitable than ever by feeding these delicacies to downtrodden ones around you. Practiced by prophet Mohammad, it is the best way one can sow the seeds of goodness in the world.
So, which of the above dishes are you planning to include this Iftar? Let us know in the comment section below.