5 Healthy Food Options for Iftar For Up-Coming Ramadan Festival

“HE who gives Iftar to another fasting person shall earn reward equivalent to a fasting man without detracting from the reward of the latter”

The positivity arrives with the beginning of pious month named as “Ramadan” or “Ramzan. It’s time this year again as the holiest month of Islam religion is about to kick off. A festival which marks a sense of self control and practice holy deeds. Every year Ramzan witnesses millions of followers across the world partaking in what is called Roza, the period of fasting. According to the Islamic tradition, the basic purpose behind keeping a Roza is to instill a sense of self restraint in oneself. A typical day for the one who keeps a Roza starts before dawn with a lavish meal (known as Suhoor or Sehri), and once the sun rises, he or she follows a strict fast until sun down, when after the evening prayer, the fast is broken and everyone get together to enjoy the Iftar feast.

The Iftar feast is literally a celebration of good food – a day-long restrain culminated into an unbridled indulgence of mouthwatering delicacies. Traditionally, one is supposed to break the Roza with dates as it is believed that Prophet Mohammad also broke his fast by eating three dates. Even if you are traveling in train, you can order Iftar special food in train too with e-catering services in place.

Bustling markets, street decorations, and iftar invitations are essential parts when it comes to the holy month of Ramadan. Thirty days of fasting, dawn till sunrise, have since forever brought a mystical feel to this Muslim holiday; the latter is awaited impatiently by people of the Islamic faith year on year.

But as with everything else in life, exceptions occur. With less than a month to go before Ramadan begins on April 24, apprehension has taken over the usual excitement reserved for iftar gatherings and family get-togethers. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has thrown its weight on the shoulders of Muslim families who eagerly count the days with every turn of the calendar before they’re reunited over prayers and mouthwatering feasts.

Here are best 5 healthy food options you can enjoy this Ramadan Festival:

  • Haleem: A rich mutton stew. With lentils, spices and broken wheat, it is a slow-cooked delicacy usually enjoyed during Eid festivities.haleem_625x350_61454919316_Railrecipe
  • Dum Biryani: A specialty dish prepared during this festival which is perfect mix of condiments and spices along with marinated mutton. People usually prefer to have it along with the popular side-dish called “Rayta”, a wholesome mix of curd, cucumber, onion and small amount of coriander leaves.Lucknowi-Briyani-Railrecipe
  • Shahi Tukda: The very name gives it a grand feel and taste. It’s the most preferred dessert during Iftar. The preparation comprises of small bread pieces dipped in condensed milk and served along with some added toppings to make it more enjoyable.shahi_tukda_pakwan_5230_072215095042
  • Faalsa Sherbet: The most refreshing and a must have for the on-going summer season. Nothing short of spectacular, take a sip of this refreshing, healthy drink and you would slurp on it all summer long! Prepared by mixing Falsa with lemon, mint leaves and added sugar. This will keep you energised throughout the day.Falsa-Sherbet-Rail Recipe
  • Chicken- Shammi Kebab: This is something which is very much filling and also soothes your longtime cravings. Juicy chicken pieces are minced and mixed with channa dal and a host of masalas. Work them up into patties and fry till crisp. They can be prepared hot for the morning Iftar and later microwaved too.Chicken-Shammi-Kebab-RailRecipe

Staying at home and celebrating the Iftar would be the best way to wish your loved ones during this Ramadan festival.

HAPPY RAMADAN TO ALL

5 Healthy Food Options for Iftar For Up-Coming Ramadan Festival

Amit Roy


Amit is a Digital Marketing & Alliance Strategist at Railrecipe. An avid learner who believes in the magic of Words and Music. Eternal Optimist. Book Lover. Cinephile. Creative Soul.


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5 thoughts on “5 Healthy Food Options for Iftar For Up-Coming Ramadan Festival

  1. Hey, I request you to share the recipe of all the dishes u mentioned above.
    They are just mouth watering

  2. Ramazan is an auspicious occasion for Muslims. It is a festival that is celebrated during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Roza (fast) is observed during Ramadan from dawn to dusk. This year, Ramadan is expected to start from the evening of April 23 and end on the evening of May 23.
    Like any other festival, Ramadan is incomplete without lip-smacking food. In fact, in Ramazan, food holds a great significance. The festival is all about prayers, fasting, and feasts too. Devotees have scrumptious food during Suhur (early morning meal) and Iftar ((evening meal). In fact, people start planning their meals a long before the occasion. Here we tell you about some delectable traditional dishes that you can prepare during Ramadan and relish. Thank you RailRecipe to sharing tasty and delicious food recipies during lockdown…

  3. Ramzan is being celebrated all over the world which is a festival of thanking our Allah for giving just everything we have now & also for better future.
    Traditionally, this festival involves a good deal of distinct cuisine that are so appetising you could start licking your fingers, I mean that much delicious to name some; dum biryani, kebab and there are vegetarian dishes also like dahi-vada, sheer khurma and much more.
    Good health is the secret of good wealth which comes from healthy & nutritious dishes but when it is delicious too it add on the excitement of eating food.

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