Ramadan is a wonderful and holy time for Muslims from all over the world, and is celebrated with joy, prayer, and flavorsome foods. Even though the month is known for fasting, the time for breaking fast, Iftaari, plays a very special role this month. People sometimes go a little overboard while purchasing food daily for Iftaar. So, in order to keep up with the monthly budget, it is better if there’s a balance between the amount of times you eat out and you eat in.
We’ve made a list of a few dishes that are very easy to prepare and will also help people with staying within their budget.
CREAM FRUIT CHAAT
A combination of nutritious fruits and cream with a sprinkle of spice serves as the healthiest and easiest dish for Iftar. It’s a perfect blend of sweet and spicy and the only skill you need to make this is cutting/using a knife. All you have to do is chop up the fruits, add in some cream, add some spice and sugar according to your taste, and there it is. Follow up our recipe to see how easy it is to make this dish.
A dish that extremely popular in South Asian households for its deliciously spicy and tangy flavors. By the time you start prepping up for Iftar, you’re already too exhausted from all the hard work, praying and fasting, so making a dish that serves the purpose of taste and isn’t even that energy consuming, is every chef’s dream. Follow our recipe and make the best khattay aloo in a very short time.
A mouth-watering dish made from very simple ingredients in a very convenient way. First you whip up a mixture of two types of flour, add salt and sugar according to your taste and some soda, next you put drop in that mixture spoon by spoon into hot oil and fry them up in the shape of little drops, then add them in yoghurt and there you have your dish. You can also make this for your guests if you’re hosting an Iftar party since it’s a dish happily devoured by most Pakistanis. Follow this recipe to become a pro.
In this scorching heat it becomes necessary to break the fast with something refreshing. Adding artificial flavors might only help you for a while but making a drink from scratch will definitely keep you fresh for longer. It sounds difficult right? Well, it’s really not. All you need is some fresh mint leaves, lemon, sugar, and black salt to give yourself a dose of energy. Follow this recipe and make mint lemonade on alternate days to keep yourself energized through this month.
Now really, what is Ramadan without this delicious crispiness? Whether it’s in Pakistan or any other place in the world, Pakoray is that one dish that Muslims can’t let go of, especially in Ramadan. And why not? They’re delicious, tradition and SO easy to cook! You can pair them with ketchup or traditional chutney’s such as imli, mint etc. Follow this recipe to make pakoray at home and let your family devour the taste.
Hope this helps you in saving up a little so that you can spend this amount on Eid instead.