The auspicious month of Ramadan is almost here. Along with prayers and greetings, the food is the speciality of this celebration of one month. For every Sehri and Ifthar, it is but necessary to set a table full of delectable dishes. Here are few food items from around the world that you can add to your Ramadan thali to make it more exotic.
The consumption of dates usually precedes Iftar. During Ramadan, it is said that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) broke his fast with dates and camel milk. Fibres, sugars, slow carbs, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B6 are abundant in dates.
Nutrition is an integral part of Ramadan, and the fresh vegetables in this famous Lebanese salad are very healthy. Many would fry leftover pita scraps in a little olive oil for added flavour and out it this salad and that's never a bad idea. Pita bread tossed with any in-season vegetables certainly make for a fulfilling and healthy meal.
Nothing is more reasonable than a fresh fruit salad after a whole day of fasting. Hydrating, sweet and refreshing fresh fruits are a must at any Ramadan table. Fresh fruit may be enjoyed during the morning meal of Sehri or evening iftar.
This Afghanistani contemporary of Indian paratha is typically loaded with potatoes, onions, and herbs, either baked or fried. It can be eaten for Sehri or Iftar. Baking would be a better choice as eating fried food after a full of fasting could be bad for the stomach.
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
For the filling
1 1/2 pounds potatoes
Preparing the dough
Combine flour, salt, and oil in the bowl of a food processor or can dough with your hands.
Preparing the filling
Wash potatoes, prick with a fork, and microwave until soft.
To form the Baloni
Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and roll into balls.
Shorba is a famous lentil soup from the Middle East. This nutritional mix of vegetables and protein, also known as Arabic lentil soup, is ideal for easing the stomach into breaking the Ramadan fast before indulging in heavier dishes.
After just one sip, you'll be hooked on this refreshing drink popular in Lebanon and the Middle East. It's created with dates, rose water, grape molasses, and pine nuts are sprinkled on top.