Recipes to up your iftar game this Ramazan

Recipes to up your iftar game this Ramazan

No, there is no mention of fettuccine alfredo in this article.
13 Mar, 2024

The month of Ramazan is upon us, and while prayers, charity and patience are the most integral parts, a secondary (also important) aspect is iftar and all the delicious things we are blessed enough to enjoy.

However, the same old same old gets a little monotonous. It’s almost always the same — fruit chaat, pakorey, samosey, and dahi barey. Don’t get us wrong, we know we’re privileged to have all this food, however, there is no harm in upping your iftar game with some new recipes.

We scoured Instagram — while fasting, so you’re welcome — to bring you some new things to try this Ramazan!

Cheesecake dates

Dates are great on their own, but if you’re a little bored of them or have a picky eater in the family, try breaking your fast with these cheesecake dates. It would also be very fun to make these with your friends and family as a cute Ramazan activity!

Karachi-style channa chaat

Yes, our moms’ chickpeas and dahi barey are great on their own — but you know what’s better? Combining the two and making a delicious channa chaat. This recipe will help you make just that and save you a trip to your local vendor.


Baklava is always a crowd-pleaser and while this Middle Eastern dessert looks super complicated to make, it’s actually quite easy! You can make a big batch and send some over to your neighbours to gather some good deeds all while enjoying a delicious treat.

Thread chicken

All of us usually have some roll or samosa pati left over after painstakingly helping our families fold the iftar staples. Why not use that to make some thread chicken? This dish is unique, quick and easy to make and you can toss it in the hot oil alongside all the other things being fried.

Somali Bur Kuus Kuus

This treat is like Somalia’s version of doughnuts and it looks super yummy. Skip the trip to Dunkin’ and make these at home instead!

Fried fish in tamarind sauce

If you’re feeling a little adventurous (and have some imli lying around in your fridge), you should definitely try this fried fish in tamarind sauce. Possibly the tastiest way to get omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins in your system after a long fast.

Danish fruit pastries

Forget the fruit chaat, okay? You eat it every iftar. Instead, elevate your fruits with this quick and easy recipe for Danish fruit pastries. We think they look better than Test Kitchen’s danishes (IYKYK). The best part is, you can use whatever fruit is in season!

Crispy garlic fried chicken

Garlic AND fried chicken? Now that’s a match made in heaven. I don’t think we need to say more — just try it.

Almond caramel crisp cookies

This is a gluten-free option and it looks INCREDIBLE. The recipe is for all the real meetha lovers out there.

Loaded buffalo chicken fries

Is there anything better than fries? Fries with cheese, sauce and chicken is the answer. You can make a huge batch of these and call your friends over for (probably) the best iftar party they’ve been to. The recipe calls for using an air fryer but you can get away with frying them in a pan.

Which recipe will you be trying first? Are there any unique iftar specials your family indulges in? Comment below and let us know!


Taj Ahmad Mar 13, 2024 02:41pm
Very great advice and cooking tips in this holy month of Ramadan. Thanks!
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Laila Mar 13, 2024 02:45pm
Stop, Dawn!! This is way to mouth watering. I love the Bakhlava (highly recommend checking out that profile because she has many delicious recipes), the Date desserts, and will try them out but the Malay fish dish just seems the deal. And she ate with her hand!! Loaded chicken buffalo fries looks yummy too.
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Syed Hasni Mar 13, 2024 03:08pm
Really!! What Muslims play during the Ramadan? The Hunger Games On a serious note, Fasting in the month of Ramadan helps us to understand the suffering and the pains of the poor and needy. By our voluntary hunger and thirst, we realize what it means to be deprived of basic necessities of life. Ramadan is called the month of charity and sympathy. Ramadan Kareem - Enjoy !
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Ehsan Mar 13, 2024 06:43pm
Please eat some less greasy/ spicy and light snacks at iftari, good for health.
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