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10 Easy Recipes for Ramadan

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Ramadan is upon us, which means that Muslims all over the world are fasting from sunrise to sunset. If you’re looking for some easy recipes to enjoy during this holy month, look no further! I’ve put together a list of 10 delicious and easy-to-follow recipes that will help you make the most of Ramadan. Enjoy!

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  1. Dates Milkshake 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!
  1. Fattoush Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon sumac
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
  1. Roasted Eggplant Dip
Traditional arabian eggplant dip baba ganoush with corn chips on white wooden table. Selective focus

Ingredients:

  • 1 eggplant, roasted
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • In a food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy with pita bread or crackers!
  1. Chicken Shawarma
Eastern traditional shawarma with chicken and vegetables, Doner Kebab with sauces on slate. Fast food. Eastern food.

Ingredients:

  • 1-pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Shawarma bread

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Grill chicken for 5-7 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  • Spread sauce, chicken, and onions on the Shawarma bread, roll into a wrap and enjoy!
  1. Falafel

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, for frying

Instructions:

  • In a food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Shape mixture into small balls or patties.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add falafel and cook for 3-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  1. Punjabi Samosa

Ingredients:

  • 1-pound potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (14 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed

Instructions:

  • In a large pot, combine potatoes, onion, garlic, cumin, turmeric, chili powder, salt and pepper. Add enough water to cover the potatoes.
  • Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes and allow to cool slightly.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out puff pastry to 1/8-inch thickness.
  • Cut pastry into 3-inch squares.
  • Place a tablespoon of potato mixture in the center of each square.
  • Fold pastry over filling and press edges together to seal.
  • Place samosas on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  1. Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup diced watermelon
  • 1 cup diced cantaloupe
  • 1 cup diced honeydew melon
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1/4 cup lime juice

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for later. Enjoy!

Note: 

You can add any seasonal fruits. 

  1. Cucumber Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Ice cubes, if needed

Instructions:

  • In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy!
  1. Mango Delight Smooth

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions:

  • In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy!
  1. Dum Qeema AKA Mince 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound beef mince 
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat until browned.
  • Add onion, garlic, cumin, chilli powder, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, or until the beef is fully cooked.

What Kind of Food Should We Eat in Ramadan?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as everyone’s dietary needs and preferences are different. However, during Ramadan, many Muslims choose to eat foods that are easy to digest and provide sustained energy throughout the day. 

Common choices include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and plenty of fluids. By eating foods that are nutritious and easy to digest, you can help yourself stay energized and focused during the long days of fasting.

Why Should We Watch What We Eat in Ramadan?

During Ramadan, we abstain from food and drink, including water, for the entire day. Because of this, it is important to be mindful of what you eat and drink during your non-fasting hours. 

Eating nutritious foods can help you stay hydrated and maintain your energy levels throughout the day. Eating foods that are high in sugar or fat can make you feel sluggish and cause you to crash during your fast.

What Is the Link Between Food and Prayer?

Prayer and food are intimately linked in Islam. Apart from avoiding Haram food, Muslims are discouraged from eating excessively or indulging in rich foods that could make it difficult to focus on prayer during prayer times

Instead, Muslims are encouraged to eat simple, nutritious meals that will fuel their bodies and minds for worship. This becomes especially important in Ramadan, when energy levels are already low due to the fast. 

Conclusion for 10 Easy Recipes for Ramadan 2022

Ramadan is a time of fasting and reflection for Muslims all over the world. For many people, this month-long holiday is a time to celebrate with family and friends, break bread together, and enjoy special dishes that are only served during Ramadan. 

If you’re looking for some easy recipes to add to your Ramadan menu this year, we’ve got you covered! Here are 10 delicious recipes that will be sure to please everyone in your family.

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