Here's a collection of Ramadan special Pakistani Recipes for Iftar Snacks and Iftar dinner. Planning the Iftar menu and Ramadan iftar can be overwhelming during the day while fasting. Freezing iftar snacks ahead of Ramadan can be a great way to divide some workload while providing good home-cooked food for the family. This post is full of ideas for Ramadan recipes with 50 plus recipes.
Ramadan Iftar Recipes
Recipe52.com is live for almost 4 years now. Gradually, I kept adding recipes for Ramadan / Ramadan. Developing a recipe collection especially for Ramadan was something I anticipated eagerly for a long time.
I highly recommend making a Ramadan menu and planning food ahead. This will not only save time and energy in Ramadan for Ibadat but also give you peace and a sense of accomplishment as you will achieve more in Ramadan. I've divided the post into sections for convenience. Recipes are marked so you can easily plan things.
- Freezer friendly: the recipes that can be prepared ahead of Ramadan and can be frozen.
- A Quick Iftar: The food that very easy to make in 30 minutes.
- Make ahead: these recipes can make 12-18 hours ahead and stored in the fridge.
- Marinated ahead: These recipes can be marinated ahead of Ramadan and frozen.
I wish this becomes your easy guide when you are looking forward to recipes for Iftar. Use the table of content for quick access to recipes.
Ramadan Fried Snack recipes for Iftar
Fried snacks in Ramadan are attractive in iftar dinner and convenient too. You can always fry them a little ahead and store them in the oven at a very low heat temperature to keep snacks crisp and fresh.
Batata Vada, a quick iftar recipe
Bata Vada is an Indian mashed potato dumpling that is covered in chickpea flour coating and deep-fried until crispy. It is usually served with a tangy and spicy chutney. This is the best Batata Vada recipe, I claim that. I know the word best is different for everyone but trust me these are so so good.
Gobi Manchurian, a quick recipe
Gobi Manchurian is made from cauliflower florets dipped in batter and deep-fried. The fried cauliflower is then tossed in a sweet and sour tomato ketchup sauce. The result is a juicy flavourful appetizer that is on the spicier side.
Fried Potatoes, a quick iftar recipe
What makes these fried potatoes absolutely amazing is, it needs just a few spices. As we alway keep a bottle of roasted and grounded cumin and coriander powder. I can make these potato fries in a breeze.
Potato Cheese Balls | Video Tutorial
This snack is a favorite of young and old alike. These balls taste great and can be made in advance and frozen. The double bread crumb coating of bite-sized cheese balls with cheese inside.
Keema Samosa (Mince Samosa) Freezer friendly
This is a spicy samosa recipe. The spice of mince along with the crunch and sweetness of onions make a lovely combo. And when you dip your super crunchy samosa in green chutney, it's a delight in every bite. You can freeze these too.
The Fried Eggplant fries are a healthier version of regular fries with fewer calories than a potato. These are lighter fries with a crispy coating and spongy inside. They are simply delicious and no one can detect what is inside.
Ramadan Kabab Recipes
Kababs are king in iftar, as most kabab are high in protein they are great if you follow a high protein and low card diet. What more? Most of this kabab can be shallow fried, or air fried too with a little spray of oil for a healthy option.
The origin of this kabab is in Peshawar, Pakistan. Chapli kabab is raw mince kabab that is shallow fried and has pomegranate arils and tomato chunks in it. They are super easy to make and 'Chatpatta' in taste. These are shallow fried kabab.
Shami Kabab Recipe, Freezer friendly
Shami kabab needs no introduction. These are the most commonly made kababs in South Asia. This kabab is made with boneless meat and Bengal gram. Since they are cooked first and then rolled into kabab. They are most convenient to freeze in advance. You can also make Shami bun kabab with this kabab. These are shallow fried kabab.
Mince Cutlets Recipe, frozen iftar recipes
These mince cutlets are soft, juicy, and full of flavors. These are again very simple but delicious amongst fried snacks. You can also use cutlets in your burger as burger petti. They can be made in advance and can be frozen for a month.
This Chicken Seekh Kebab recipe is a crowd pleaser and is inspired by my uncle who marinated and barbecued these delicious kabab Eid after Eid and cherished the festival. This will be the best seekh kabab recipe from scratch you ever came across.
Seekh kabab, quick iftar recipe
In this recipe, I've shared detail of different methods to make seekh kabab masala. I have also shared the recipe of seekh kabab masala. But you can also use a ready-made spice mix to save time. These are stir fry kabab and not even shallow fried.
Aloo patties, make ahead
Aloo patties are every kid's favourite snack. These patties are double distaff a good yummy you eat.
Aloo Tikki , quick iftar recipe
Aloo tikki is Indian Potato Cutlets, making aloo tikki is the easiest thing if you have a recipe in hand. Why? Because the steps are super simple the only trick is getting the right taste and proper proportions to get that crispy texture without breaking.
Chicken nuggets, frozen iftar recipe
An all-time favorite, kid-friendly, freezer-friendly recipe. Since you can make it ahead and it never fails to please, I love it.
Hariyali Chicken, can be marinated ahead.
Haryali chicken is basically chicken marinated in cilantro and mint paste. The Indian Hariyali chicken can be made on a regular pan, on a grill pan, in the oven, or over a barbecue pit. This is a very simple Indian recipe that requires very basic ingredients.
Malai Tikka Kabab, cab marinated ahead
Ready for the best chicken malai tikka or Malai boti? These are kids-friendly, soft, Reshmi tikka that has a creamy moderately spicy taste. These turn out better than restaurants and you will never order them again because they are so easy to make.
Ramadan Fried Chicken Recipes
Fried chicken is another great and sinfully delightful snack on an iftar dinner menu. Some of these can be baked or air fried too.
Chicken Dynamite, quick iftar recipe
This recipe of Chicken dynamite is fail-proof and super easy. This chicken is perfect for the appetizer and loved by kids and adults alike. It originated in P.F. Chang restaurant and it was created to provide a local alternative of dynamite shrimp.
Crispy Chicken Tenders, a frozen iftar recipe
I'm so proud of this recipe, it's taste delicious. The crispy crunch is so satisfying to bite. And it is so easy to make and the cornflakes coating stays crisp for long. So this recipe is freezer friendly, plus you can fry ahead and keep them in the oven warm for some time until served.
Chicken 65, a quick iftar recipes
If you like chicken to be juicy, and its crust loaded with flavors of tempering. Chicken 65 is just what you want. It's spicy, it's aromatic, it's juicy, it's tangy too. It is also easy to make.
Crispy Sesame Nuggets Recipe, frozen iftar recipes
Sesame gives a unique twist of taste to regular nuggets. These nuggets can be fried, baked, or even frozen ahead for Ramadan.The recipe shares instruction for all methods. You can also use these nuggets to make sweet and sour chicken.
Lahori Chargha, can be marinated ahead.
Chargha is soft succulent fried chicken marinated overnight in the spicy and tangy rub and steamed. Steaming is followed by deep-frying which is the authentic way. In another healthier version marinated and steamed chicken is baked in an oven until crispy. A must-try.
Balochi Chicken Tikka Karahi, quick iftar recipe
This Chicken Tikka Karahi is the epitome of fusion like Tikka cut wedded with Karahi masala and fried spices; a recipe to absolute deliciousness in every bite. This is a typical Balochi style Karahi served on Dhabas near the highway.
Bohar Fried Chicken, can be frozen ahead
Any fried chicken lovers here? Well, this Bohri fried chicken is not crispy-crusted chicken like most other chicken. It has a soft, succulent coating made with bread crumbs, cooked chicken, and eggs.
Baked Ramadan Iftar Recipes
I personally love these Ramadan recipes that can be enjoyed as Iftar Dinner as well. These pasta dishes are a great escape from fried snacks. Why I love these is because they can be prepared a night ahead (and you just need to hide it until sahoor. ) Then reheat and melt the cheese before iftar and YO, so easy. You can now have a break from regular frying and last-minute tasks.
This oven-baked crispy Keema naan bread is stuffed with spicy and tangy kabab-like ground meat. They are also called keema walay naan. And what's more they melt in the mouth soft from inside and crispy from outside. This Keema naan recipe has many variations and I shared both oven and on Tawa cooking methods.
What could be more delicious than Chicken corn and pasta wrapped in a cheesy casserole? Yes, I’ve also prepared a video tutorial so you can easily make this dish. YUM!
Chicken Spinach Lasagna, make ahead
For us, lasagna is a cheesy affair! Some chicken, some veggies, some white sauce, and a load of cheesy business with the golden broiled tempting crust. Yes! we are talking about a creamy, cheesy, bubbling white chicken spinach lasagna right out of the oven. The taste! It is creamy melt in the mouth yum, the taste is elaborated with spices, spinach, and veggies.
Alfredo Chicken Crepe, make ahead
These are delicious absolutely! You can make everything in advance and heat it in the microwave. If you like cheese, creamy, spicy Iftar. This dish is for you.
Paratha Roll bake, make ahead
This recipe is a hallmark of desi cooking wedded with western style. As we use frozen paratha and tikka chicken to make the rolls, it is easy to assemble the dish. The chutneys used to make these rolls are mint and tamarind chutney. Both chutneys are stapled in Ramadan in any desi home.
Bread Lasagna pie with Chicken and vegetable, make ahead
This is another easy to assemble cheesy and creamy pie recipe. If you have leftover chicken you can use it in this. If you have any chicken filling available you can use in this dish.
Lagan ki Seekh (with bread)
If you wish make kabab and do not have time to roll and fry it. This recipe will make things easy for you. This recipe is very close to other kabab recipes and you can also switch a few spices to suit your taste buds.
Lagan seekh 2 (with potato)
This mincemeat pie is very like the first mince pie but it uses fried potatoes instead of soaked bread which makes it a gluten-free pie. You can also add boil potatoes instead of fried potatoes.
Ramadan Special One Pot Recipes
Dabba Chicken Pie Recipe is a fancier chicken version of traditional Bohra Dabba Gosht.
On the surface, this pie appears just another type of Alfredo pasta. But dig through it and you’ll find cashew instead of flour and yogurt instead of milk. Not to mention coconut milk and the layer of fried eggs on top. This pie is a lavish treat.
Red Tikka Ketchup Chicken, can be marinated ahead.
If you juicy, Tikka flavor sweet and sour chicken for Iftar. Give this easy chicken a try. You won't regret it. You can have your chicken on its own. The recipe shows how you can add stir veggies, boiled egg, and chips for an extra kick.
Ramadan Noodle Recipes
I love my noodles, and so do my kids too. Noodles are a delight just like cheesy pasta from regular snacks and we just love it in Ramadan. I can have it in sahoor too.
Your family would love you for making these. The spaghetti balls turn really crisp and yummy. Everyone enjoys these goodies.
Instant Noodle Frittata, quick iftar recipes
Now, Frittata is an Italian dish. This Frittata is delicious and is made with instant noodles. The mayo and cheesy vegetable filling ooze from inside. This dish is a stark change from regular Iftar dishes.
These Spicy Thai Peanut chicken noodles will definitely hit your palate with exciting flavor combos. It has a sour and spicy taste with a subtle peanut flavor that is not over-powering. It also has a sweet and salty combo. So are you ready to tantalize your taste buds?
Make deliciously spicy desi chow mein at home with stir-fried lean chicken, assorted veggies, and juicy flavored noodles. These desi noodles are so good and easy to make!
Chicken Khao Soi recipe that is quick and easy. The authentic Burmese Khaosay recipe calls for a meat curry and a separate coconut curry. Instead, I have made one simple but equally delicious curry that is both quick and practical. Yes, I combined goodness of both curry in one pot — super quick and yummy!
Pakistani Ramadan Special recipes
Some recipes are a must-have in Ramadan like haleem. Other easy recipes like sandwiches can work as the main course as well as iftar. Keeping it light and easy on busy days.
A warm bowl of Pakistani Beef Haleem with fried onions, lemon wedges, mint, and chat masala can win anyone’s heart. Although the Hyderabadi haleem recipe is a complete meal and a charm on any occasion, it is fervently made in the holy month’s Ramadan and Moharram.
Chicken haleem can be great if you wish to avoid red meat for any reason. This recipe share the Haleem masala recipe and all tips from scratch for a Dhaba style delicious and sticky haleem.
Try this juicy chicken burger patty recipe and you'll love it. This is our new family favorite dinner. The patty is freezer friendly which means you can have burgers anytime with minimal effort. What more?
I have packed these sandwiches for years and years in many tea parties, brunches picnics, and journeys. In fact, all my picnic buddies have tasted these sandwiches at least once. And these sandwiches are crowd-pleaser, I tell you. YUM!
Let’s make the best chicken pita pocket sandwiches right in the comfort of your home. This is an easy peasy recipe, just make chicken filling, chop some veggies, assemble sauces and you are ready to enjoy a light yet scrumptious sandwich.
Ramadan Healthy Recipe
Now honestly, the best and healthiest things on iftar are fruits and a quick smoothie. We prefer keeping the iftar light and enjoying the main course after prayer.
You do not feel lethargic with light drinks and keeps you hydrated too. Because these drinks are shakes and heavy you do not end up consuming too much sugar that comes in commercial drinks and sharbat. Dates and granola are best for iftar. You can also have 1-2 servings of a healthy high fiber biscuit to keep you full till dinner. Early dinner and light iftar are the best ways to keep you healthy in Ramadan.
While all other snacks in the post are enjoyed by kids and occasionally and guilt fully in small servings by us too.
Easy, healthy, extremely versatile Pakistani street style chickpea salad, the aloo chana chaat. One Ramadan snack that is filling and you can never get bored off.
Full of nutrient, warm, aromatic and the crushed are added delight. During Ramadan if you want to skip elaborated iftari, consider having this milk with dates. And once you finished your prayer you can have dinner. This milk will keep you full and energized.
Did I tell you, you don’t need sugar for this shake? This shake also helps in gaining weight. Like it won’t transform you but it will add a slight pinkish hue on cheeks because dates are high in iron and also some muscle on the bones.
This Date roll recipe will steal your heart and is perfect for any festive celebration like Christmas, Easter or Eid. What makes this date nut roll even amazing is that it has, no gluten, no eggs, no sugar. It is absolutely vegan, healthy and nutritious. Because it is naturally sweetened with dates and enriched with nutrients from nuts, these make a great pre-workout snack for instant energy.
That’s a super healthy, chewy and easy granola bar recipe, that i’m sharing today. And you know what these granola bars have jaggery in it. Yes! one more thing they have a crispy crunch in it. And what more….they are no bake goodies. I know, you’ll love this recipe.
Gol Paani, jaggery drink recipe
If you have never come across this sherbat, you have missed the most energetic and refreshing natural energy drink. ‘Gur ka pani’, gol pani or jaggery water is nothing but jaggery dissolved in lots of water. When you chill this drink, it is amazingly cooling and a must for Ramadan Iftar.
Anda Bhurji is basically Indian / Pakistani scrambled eggs. The taste delicious, these make delicious breakfast or sahoor in Ramadan.
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