Lucknow: As the Holy month of Ramadan is in its full swing, we can’t wait to enjoy it with charming rituals and, of course, mouth-watering dishes. Ramadan, the 30-day fasting month is observed by Muslims all around the world with great vigour, when they fast every day from dawn to dusk, abstaining from food and drinks. After sundown, the fast (roza) is broken with a special prayer and a magnificent feast known as Iftar. In general, families and friends gather for the festive feast and relish in traditional savoury and sweet delights.
Here we suggest you 4 mouth-watering recipes for a delicious Iftar prepared in under 30 mins:
1. One-pot chicken biryani
This one-pot chicken biryani is a modified version of the traditional Indian biryani. Basmati rice, Indian spices, and caramelised onions are combined in a yogurt-based marinade to preserve the chicken as soft and juicy. The best part is that this quick biryani just takes 30 minutes to prepare.
2. Chicken fajitas
Chicken fajitas are a terrific weekday dinner since you only need to cook one component (the chicken filling), and the rest is just assembly. Purchase store-bought tortillas or wraps, salsa, and any other sides you desire (e.g., chopped lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro, etc.). When you’re ready to cook, simply sauté the chicken with some chopped peppers, seasoning with cumin and lime juice. Then it’s time for fajitas!
3. Lamb and potato cutlets
Another dish that can be served as an appetiser or as a light main course. These crispy and delectable cutlets will appeal to both adults and children. Use a mixture of grated potatoes, minced meat, egg, onions, carrot, black pepper, parsley and cooled chicken stock and combined to make cutlets. To make a low-fat variation, lightly spray the cutlets with oil and bake until golden brown.
4. Khoya Khurchan Paratha
This fantastic paratha recipe can be a classic stand-alone meal at your iftar feast or the star of the show. It’s made with whole wheat flour and salt, then divided and stuffed with a sweet mixture of shredded khoya, saffron strands, sugar, cardamom, and kewra water. Try these recipes to make your festive occasion even more memorable to whip up for iftar in 30 mins!
5. Falooda Drink
The sweet, fragrant tone of the rose syrup mixed with creamy ice cream spells ultimate indulgence in every bite. To prepare this falooda drink, all you need is milk, cooked vermicelli, soaked basil seeds or sabja seeds along with two scoops of vanilla ice cream (or more), rose syrup and sugar.