The delicious recipes of Ramadan, in 2015, are considered to create and sustain with the ‘romantic culture’ where food is an inseparable part. Food in Ramadan is seen as a method to communicate, to sit with the family and enjoy the togetherness. However, it is also tools by many of the Muslims who act the rituals of Ramadan throughout the sacred month very religiously that having food and sharing with the friends and family are ways to celebrate the blessings, the belongings.
Ramadan, the month long fasting ritual gets an end at Iftar with a range of foods that is simultaneously delicious, have a variety, rich in appealing colour and taste. Now as the Ramzan comes to and, a fetish towards food turns into craving which in turn fulfils with the help of a heavy four-course meal of appetizers like cabbage rolls, Saudi puff pastry with meat, baked potatoes with shrimps etc. However, this is only the starting of the list which continues with main dishes like delicious varieties in biriyani, smooth kebabas of lean meat or of red meat.
When it comes to dessert, the four day long Iftar ends tasting a great mixture of desserts that includes falooda, shahi sheer khurma, chocolate cakes and tarts and a range of shakes as well. A bowl full of sweet and salty and spicy fruit salad is also in-thing this year as it meets all the requirements of taste and health properly.
As food turns into obsession and passion for Muslims in the Ramadan and in the Iftar celebrations, recipes from all over the world take place in the dining table. As it comes to Indian and Pakistani Muslims, it is a must to include biriyani–chicken and mutton is a hot favourite; while veg-biryani and beef are also enjoyed quite with the same hype. Next comes kebabs and bhajiyas. As meat and vegetables is the main food, the variety limits into making these several options and that too in a delicious form. However, as it comes to Muslims resided abroad, the meat and the vegetables are prepared in a different manner and there the spicy biriyanis and the kebabs lose some point. Rather, this year, the in-thing in international food for Ramadan include a variety in dates, milk, sweets; fresh vegetables that are packed with good source of anti-oxidants, lamb meat and skinless chicken.
The point of delicious food that is always needs to be spicy, this year Ramadan recipes deviates from the idea a little. People in this generation are quite well aware about health and nutrition. So, a balanced diet at the end of a daylong fasting and month long routine of the same; accompanied with ample use of vegetables, fruits, soups and salts. As most of the food has a high scale in sugar, adding a bit of salt minimizes the effects. Ramadan is a change in routine; so it is suggested by the experts to follow this year in the food recipes enriched with fibre and whole grains, herbs and variety of vegetables mixed with meat for rich colour and nutrition.
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