10 Delicious Pakistani Ramadan Recipes You Should Try

Written by Tanya Choudhary

Pakistani Ramadan recipes are delicious! These are among the finest Pakistani cuisines that charm the eyes and taste buds alike. They are unforgettable when prepared right. These dishes are not just tasty but packed with health and foodgasmic aroma that can send you dancing in the heavens!

Irrespective of religion or region, you can always make these delicacies and enjoy them with your family and friends. Nothing too fancy, yet most superior in taste. Want to try these at home? Check out these 10 Pakistani Ramadan recipes for Ramadan or even just for the foodie in you. Scroll down!

Here are 10 awesome Pakistani Ramadan recipes for you to check out!

1. Bread Rolls:

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Bread rolls are amazing evening snacks in India as well as Pakistan. The taste remains delicious on both sides of the border!

Ingredients:

  • Bread slices
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Green chillies
  • Red chili powder
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Dhania

How To Make?

  1. Add green chilies, salt and red chili powder to the mashed potatoes.
  2. Soak bread slices in water.
  3. Press them in between your hands.
  4. Make a filling of mashed potatoes.
  5. Deep fry bread rolls.
  6. Serve hot with chutney.

2. Tikka Samosa / Chicken Samosa:

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This is one of the most amazing Pakistani Ramadan recipes for Iftar.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast
  • Lemon juice
  • Tikka masala
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Manda Patti

How To Make?

  1. Marinate chicken breast with tikka masala, lemon juice and salt.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the marinated chicken breast.
  3. Use manda Patti to wrap the Samosa. Make a filling of chicken breast and coat with eggs.
  4. Deep fry until it turns golden brown.

3. Tandoori Cutlets:

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This highly nutritious Pakistani Ramadan recipe is a popular Indian snack too.

Ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Vinegar
  • Red chili powder
  • Green chillies
  • Garam masala
  • Boiled potatoes
  • Tandoori chicken

How To Make?

  1. Mix tandoori chicken, vinegar, and garam masala, salt and chopped green chilies in a bowl.
  2. Mash boiled potatoes and mix with the mixture prepared in step 1 to form a thick paste.
  3. Mold the paste in the form of cutlets.
  4. Beat eggs in water.
  5. Coat cutlets with flour. Dip in eggs. Deep fry in oil.

4. Ghilafi Kebabs:

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Ghilafi kebabs are tempting Pakistani starters, perfect for your iftar party!

Ingredients:

  • Mince
  • Capsicum
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Green chillies
  • Ginger garlic paste
  • Lemon juice
  • Garam masala
  • Salt
  • Cashews
  • Cream
  • Bread
  • Oil
  • Coriander leaves

How To Make?

  1. Mix all the chopped vegetables with coriander leaves, ginger garlic paste, salt, lemon juice, cashews, cream, bread and mince.
  2. Mold the paste in the form of kebabs and refrigerate them.
  3. Deep fry the chilled kebabs in oil and serve hot.

5. Noodle Kebabs:

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This is a very innovative Pakistani Ramadan recipe. If you are looking to surprise your guests, give this recipe a try!

Ingredients:

  • Chicken noodles
  • Soya sauce
  • Oil
  • Coriander
  • Chili sauce

How To Make?

  1. Boil the noodles.
  2. Fry the boiled noodles in oil. Add chili sauce, soya sauce and chopped coriander to the pan.
  3. When the mixture cools down, use a cookie cutter to mold the mixture in the shape of kebabs.
  4. Bake the kebabs in oven (at 180 degree Celsius).

6. Sofiyani Biryani:

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This typical Pakistani dish will tickle your palate and leave you asking for more!

Ingredients:

  • Chicken
  • Boiled rice
  • Curd
  • Ginger garlic paste
  • Jeera
  • Cardamom
  • Cloves
  • Chopped onions
  • Cinnamon
  • Lemon juice
  • Saffron
  • Mint
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Chopped coriander
  • Bay leaves

How To Make?

  1. Mix saffron and curd.
  2. Cut the cleaned chicken into small pieces.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.
  4. Add chopped onions, jeera, and chili powder and garam masala to it.
  5. After 3 minutes, add ginger-garlic paste to the pan and fry for 2 minutes.
  6. Add chicken, saffron and curd mixture and lemon juice to the pan. Cook properly.
  7. Arrange layers of boiled rice and chicken in a baking utensil. Place chopped coriander and bay leaves on top of each layer.
  8. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.

7. Keema Karela:

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Karela and delicious? Yes! With this amazing recipe, the humble karela gets a makeover!

Ingredients:

  • Mince
  • Karela
  • Salt
  • Turmeric
  • Oil
  • Chopped onions
  • Jeera
  • Tomato
  • Garam masala
  • Ginger garlic paste
  • Mint leaves
  • Lemon juice
  • Chaat masala
  • Amchur
  • Chopped green chillies
  • Red chili powder

How To Make?

  1. Add salt and turmeric powder to sliced Karela.
  2. Mix Keema and water to make gravy.
  3. Fry onions, jeera and ginger garlic paste in oil.
  4. Add tomato puree, red chilli powder and amchur, turmeric, Keema and garam masala.
  5. Use the paste made in step 4 as a filling of the Karela. Tie Karela with thread and deep fry.
  6. When cooked, remove the thread. Serve in a plate garnished with mint leaves.

8. Fruit Salad:

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This simple sweet dish is a popular Pakistani Ramadan recipe. The perfect dessert dish!

Ingredients:

  • Chilled cream
  • Sugar
  • Custard
  • Bananas
  • Pineapples
  • Strawberries
  • Cashews
  • Walnuts
  • Pistas

How To Make?

  1. Mix cream, custard and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Add chopped fruits to the bowl. Beat well.
  3. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Garnish with dry fruits before serving.

9. Khajla:

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Khajla makes an amazing simple Pakistani Ramadan recipe. If you are running short of time, this is the recipe to try!

Ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Ghee
  • Ararot

How To Make?

  1. Make dough using flour and water.
  2. Make small rolls of the dough and put ghee on them.
  3. Slit them and leave for 10 minutes.
  4. Make small roti like rolls of the small dough rolls.
  5. Deep fry them in ghee.

10. Karachi Falooda:

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This is a chilled Pakistani Ramadan sweet dish. The perfect end to your iftar party!

Ingredients:

  • Milk
  • Pineapples
  • Ice cream
  • Falooda
  • Sugar
  • Red and green jelly
  • Nuts
  • Red syrup
  • Ice cubes

How To Make?

  1. Blend milk, ice and red syrup.
  2. Place Falooda in a glass.
  3. Pour blended milk in it.
  4. Place pineapple pieces, jellies and sugar syrup on top.
  5. Garnish with two scoops of ice cream.

In Islam, Ramadan signifies self-restraint, devotion, spiritual retrospection, and fasting. The meals prepared in this holy month are special as they are nutritious and delicious. These Pakistani Ramadan recipes can be enjoyed by everyone, whether one follows the faith or not. Some of them can be prepared in advance and stored. They just need to be fried when needed. This means that you do not have to stress out too much about arranging the dinner. There are delicious suhoor dishes as well as mouthwatering iftar side dishes for everyone to enjoy.

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