Ramzan special 2022: 10 delicacies for iftar you should know
As Ramadan month has begun with Muslim community across the world indulging in prayers, fasting, and charity, one of the interesting things to know is about the ‘iftar’ and the delicacies served to break the fast.
With the holy month of Ramadan setting in, Muslim community members observe fast, some pray five times, and also hold a special prayer called ‘Taraweeh’. The community members wake up early in the morning and eat light meals for ‘Sehari’, the beginning of fasting, and would wait for dusk hours to break the fast which is called iftar.
As the members will be fasting the whole day without even taking a glass of water, they will refresh themselves with different types of food after breaking the fast. It will be interesting to know ten delicacies that most homes arrange for iftar to break the fast within the family.
1: Varieties of dates and water
3 Shahi Tukda
The bread is fried in oil and once cooled, milk and sugar is added and served during iftar. The softness of the Shahi Tukda is liked mostly by children.
Samosas are very crispy and they fly like a hot cake from all the stalls. The samosas, like onion, potatoes and keema samosa (sliced and mashed mutton and chicken) is used as stuffing in the dough and fried and it makes it the ‘dastarkhan’ tablecloth of almost all Muslim homes during Ramadan.
A rich jelly-like drink made from silky vermicelli, milk, cream, cut fruits, crushed ice, sliced dates, and crushed almonds. This mouth-watering delicacy is a must-try.
The aash is nothing but porridge. It is made out of broken rice, moong or toor dhal, and mutton keema.
The dessert is prepared using vermicelli, dates, almonds, raisins, cardamom sugar and hot milk and condensed milk is added and cooked.
8–Cucumber and yoghurt salad
To keep the stomach very healthy, cucumber and yogurt salad is served. A lot of mint leaves and dried cherries are added for taste.
It is a hot beverage made out of grounded almonds, cashew, cardamom and milk and sugar. During Ramadan, it is ‘Hyderabad’s Badam’ that is on-demand.
Haleem is a stew prepared by adding sliced mutton or chicken, lentils, cooked, in a slow flame and beaten with a pestle to make it soft. It is high energy as it contains calories.
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