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6 Traditional Ramadan recipes

BY Rahma Khan

11th Apr 2022 Recipes

6 Traditional Ramadan recipes

Are you fasting for Ramadan and in need of some new ideas for how to break your fast? Try these traditional recipes

I am a Pakistani but my family roots trace back to Indian soil. My grandparents immigrated to Pakistan from India during the Great Divide of the Sub-continent. I grew up relishing traditional Indian recipes tweaked with Pakistani ingredients.

The Ramadan fasting for Muslims is followed by feasting. The Iftaar meals (eaten at the fast-breaking time) are made with nutritious ingredients.

The fast is broken by eating dates, which are a great source of fiber, iron, magnesium, and natural sugar to restore blood sugar levels after the fasting hours. Rooh Afzaa flavoured sweet hydrating drink, that originated in the Indian subcontinent in the 1900s is inextricably linked with Iftaar for its cooling nutritious properties. 

My Ramadan spread consists of traditional Indo-Pak recipes both combined together on a single plate.

Fruit Chaat 

A fruit salad with an Indian twist.


    Dahi Barey 


    Spicy lentil dumplings dipped in a tangy sauce


      Chana Chaat 


      A sweet and spicy Indian style chickpea salad 


        Air-Fried Pakora 


        Vegetable fritters with green chilli sauce

        Pakoras can be made with any vegetable. The most common ones are made with potato, eggplant, and onion 


          Aloo Ki Tikki 


          Pakistani and Indian style masala potato cakes




            Baked Soft and sweet dumplings from the inside and crunchy outside


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