Ramadan, which is also called as Ramzan, is the holy ninth month of Islamic Calendar, where Muslims all over the world keep fast, called as ROZA and break it before sunrise and after sunset. During this holy month of Ramadan, people abstain from eating food from sunrise to sunset and also give up all the personal desires. During the fasting, people consume only two meals a day, one is before the sunrise which is called as the “Suhoor”, and the latter is after the sunset which is called as “Iftar”.
During these two meals, people make all traditional mouthwatering recipes which is consumed later to break the fast along with the family and friends. There are many delicious dishes that they make during this period, but the most popular one is "Haleem". It is a thick gravy which is slow cooked and has ingredients like Mutton, different types of Dals and everyday spices. They also make Haleem Ke Kebab, where same ingredients are used but they are shallow fried later to make round kebabs.
Other than Haleem, the commonly made dish is Mutton Dum Biryani. This Biryani has layers of Spicy Mutton Masala, Cooked Rice, Caramelized Onions, Saffron Milk, Coriander Leaves and Mint Leaves. When you mix the layers, the aroma that comes out of this Biryani will instantly make you hungry.
Biryani is usually served with Salan and Raita. You can make different types of Salan to go along with the Biryani such as Mirchi Ka Salan, Bhindi Ka Salan, Ande Ka Salan, Baingan Ka Salan etc. The Salan has a base gravy of Peanuts and Sesame Seeds, which makes it very delicious and the tangy curry goes very well along with the Biryani.
Other than these, we have different types of Kebabs such as Galouti Ka Kebab, Seekh Kebab, Reshmi Kebab, Malai Kebab, Haleem Kebab etc. They also serve fruits and dry fruits along with their meal, as they eat it first while breaking the fast. They also have a wide variety of sweets such as Shahi Tukda, Kesar Pista Phirni, Kheer, Gulab Jamun etc that is served along with the meals.
Here, we have made an inviting and absolutely scrumptious recipes for you that you can make for Ramadan meals. Do try it and let us know how you liked it?
Biryani is one such recipe which is loved by everyone and we can also make different types of Biryanis using different ingredients as the base, spices etc. Here, we are making a delicious and super easy Mutton Dum Biryani, which is a very popular Biryani, especially in North India.
In this, the biryani rice is parboiled before and the meat is well marinated in advance with all the spices and yogurt and cooked.
A huge “Handi” or a vessel is used to cook the biryani, the cooked meat gravy is layered first and then the parboiled rice is added with lots of caramelized onions and saffron milk over it.
Along with this Ramadan meal, serve a delicious Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita which is very easy to make and gets ready in 10 minutes. You just have to add chopped tomato, onion and cucumber in the curd and mix it well.
You can also give an oil tadka to this Raita, which adds a flavour and also tastes well with the Biryani.
Egg Curry is one such recipe that is made in almost all the Indian households. It differs in taste from cuisine to cuisine because of the different masalas used and the style of cooking. If you want to make something new and especially something that goes well with Biryani, then Ande Ka Salan is your dish.
Roasted sesame seeds, peanuts and coconut are roasted and ground together to make the base. Tamarind water along with Indian spices add to this base to make this Ande Ka Salan delicious and lip smacking.
Haleem, a delectable traditional Ramadan delicacy which is especially made during this time. Haleem is a delicious stew which is made with mutton, broken wheat, urad dal, yellow moong dal, chana dal and spices.
But here, we have made Haleem Ke Kebabs, which is also made with Mutton on the bone is the same ingredients. Here also the same process id done, but later meat is separated from the bones and pulsed to get a coarse mixture.
It is added to a pan along with saffron, chillies, spice powders, dals and cooked to a thick paste. This mixture is then shaped into rounds patties and shallow fried till they turn golden brown.
So if you want to make something different from the usual kebabs, you can definitely give this one a try.
Chicken Galouti Kebab Recipe are known as the most soft kebabs. It is said that they were made in the royal kitchen for the Mughal King who couldn't chew food from his teeth.
This Kebab is also a popular street food in Lucknow and North India. 'Galouti' literally means soft, melt in the mouth. A simple yet delicious kebab where the meat is usually tenderized and mixed along with spices, shaped into a kebab and shallow fried. Raw Papaya is used in this Kebab to make it even more soft.
Flavours of saffron strands, rose water, Mughlai meetha attar, Kabab chini powder and cardamom powder makes these Chicken galouti Kebabs stand out in taste.
This one is our absolute favourite! Chicken Seekh Kebab Recipe is made with minced chicken and is mixed along with flavorful spice powders.
So next time you have a North Indian menu for your house party, do make this Kebab and we are sure everyone will love it.
Seek means skewers. The mixed chicken is molded onto a long steel skewers and placed in tandoor. The seekh kebab can also be cooked over a flat tawa and roasted until it is golden brown.
We have cooked the Chicken seekh kebabs on a pan. But to get the smoky charcoal flavour to the kebabs we have coal smoked the sheek kebab mixture before pan frying them.
Shahi Tukda Recipe which is also known as Double Ka Meetha is a traditional North Indian sweet dish which is made with bread, rabri, nuts and spices.
The addition of spices like saffron and cardamom along with rose water, pistachios and almonds topped on top of a crispy toasted bread, brings out the rich flavors of the Shahi Tukda. Many Muslim households make it during Ramadan.
Very easy to make and delicious, you can also make it for dessert in your next party.
Another dessert that we made for this Ramadan meal is Phirni. It is a traditional Indian dessert made during festivals like Karwa Chauth, Diwali and Ramzan.
To make the Kesar Pista Phirni Recipe, soaked basmati rice is ground into a coarse paste and then cooked in milk. Cardamom and saffron are added to bring out flavour and believe us it tastes heavenly. At the end, it is garnished with chopped almonds and pistachios that gives a nice crunch to this heavenly creamy Phirni.
If you are craving for a delicious non vegetarian snack, then you must make these crunchy Minced Mutton Spring Rolls Recipe. The delicious filling used in the spring rolls is made of mutton that is spiced with our everyday Indian spices.
You can make the spring roll wrapper at home and we assure you it is very easy to make. Though it requires a little practise, but you get perfect with practise. You need to make thin crepes so that the spring rolls can be wrapped properly. If the wrappers are thick or too dry then the wrapper can break open while folding.
The crunchy and delicious taste of these rolls makes it perfect to serve for parties. So next time you want to make something that is crunchy on the outside and soft inside, then do give this a try.
Home made fresh Mango Milkshake is the perfect drink to beat the scorching heat in Summer. Creamy thick and delicious, this is a three ingredient recipe which will not disappoint you. Mango milk shake is so quick to make, that it makes a great party drink as well.
To end this delicious Ramadan meal, we have a Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha then you can serve along with this meal.