The holy month of Ramadan is here along with its glory! You might be looking for a menu plan for iftar party, then you’re at the right place! Here is a simple and easy guide for you to plan your dinner and iftar menu for your guests. Good news is that most of these recipes can be (partially or fully) made ahead of time.
This menu plan works for any gathering.
Drinks & Desserts:
Pakoras are super quick to make and a must have item on Iftar table in Pakistan. They are irresistible, crispy and delicious snacks that can be made under half an hour with chickpea flour, vegetables and spices. This recipe is so easy, even a beginner can make it. Click here for the recipe.
A popular appetizer or snack, crispy and crunchy from outside with a spicy filling! Impress your guests with these appetizing spring rolls which are far better than the store ones. These rolls are packed with healthy nutrients which make them great for iftar. They are healthier, cheaper and so much tastier! Click here for the recipe.
Aaloo chana chaat is a popular street food in Pakistan/India. This super delicious chatpata (spicy) salad dish is so easy to make and is everyone’s favourite. You can easily make it ahead of time as it stays fresh in refrigerator up to 2 days in a sealed box. It is so filling and packed with healthy ingredients. Click here for the recipe.
Fruit chaat is a super refreshing fruit salad mostly eaten in Iftar during the month of Ramadan in Pakistan. It is the combination of sweet, spicy and tangy seasonal fruits and a seasoning of chaat masala and black pepper, but it tastes equally good without any dressing or seasoning. Click here for the recipe.
This mint coriander chutney also known as hari chutney or green chutney is the most popular spicy condiment of desi (Pakistani/Indian) cuisine. It pairs perfectly with many desi snacks and commonly made in Ramadan. Click here for the recipe.
Tamarind chutney also known as Imli chutney or Khatti Meethi chutney is a staple for Ramadan at Pakistani households. It is a sweet and spicy sauce with the tanginess from tamarind. It pairs well with many desi (Pakistani/Indian) snacks. Click here for the recipe.
Pulao is a rice dish cooked in meat and aromatic spices. Whenever we have guests over, I mostly include this pulao in the menu, and everyone adore it. Whole spices are the beauty of this pulao. This Lip-smacking dish also forms the centrepiece of a large spread, when all the other dishes are presented around it. Click here for the recipe.
Drinks & Desserts:
This simple, tart, and fresh drink is one of the best cooling drinks and is a great way to consume vitamin C. All the ingredients it contains, helps in digestion after a heavy meal. Surprise your guests by including this sweet and tangy drink in your iftar menu. Click here for the recipe.
This healthy ice cream without any preservatives or artificial flavors, is always an absolute hit at gatherings. It is better than store bought one as it has a real flavour of mangoes and is super creamy, fluffy and smooth. Good news is that you don’t need any ice cream maker for this recipe. Surprise your guests by including this mango goodness in your iftar menu. Click here for the recipe.