The holy month of Ramzan is here and in Islam, that means that a month of fasting, praying and spending quality time with their respective families. Breaking a fast with iftari delicacies can put a smile on the hungriest of people.

The fast is called a Roza and it is observed by all Muslims through the month and the basic idea behind fasting is to practice self-restraint.

A Roza is kept in a certain way, a typical day would start with sehri or suhoor which consists of a lavish meal before dawn. Once the sun rises everyone observes the fast through the day and then break the fast after the evening prayer with a feast enjoyed by friends and family.

Iftari delicacies can make anyone’s mouth water but after a day of fasting and praying it can feel like flavours bursting in one’s mouth.

This spread is generally lavish and includes many delicacies both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

Some well-known iftar dishes are:

Dates:

With the month of Ramzaan starting this week, this is how everyone will be opening their roza (fast) with a khajoor/ date. My favourite has to be ‘ajwa’ ❤ these 3 khajoor gift boxes make perfect Ramzaan gifts for your loved ones a few Ramzaan’s ago i made them myself i dipped the khajoor in chocolate, put apricot and almonds in some of them – i just made a variety (the chocolate coated ones were the tastiest ) It was very time consuming and you need alot of patience whilst making them. But when you have these 3 brands that make the prettiest and tastiest khajoors why bother making them yourself. @bedouinscafe @thedatery @bateelgourmet ❤ #ramzaan2018 #khajoor #dates #chocolate #gourmet #luxury #family #memories #goodfood #love #life #theramzaanlife

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Sherbet:

Pyar Mohabbat Sharbat #sikandalouscuisine Take one sip of this drink and you will know why the color of love is red/pink ! Pyar Mohabbat Sharbat Wala or Nawab Qureshi a native of UP has made a name for himself through this lovely concoction of Rooh Afza ,Milk and Sugar which he sells opposite Jama Masjid from his thela/cart for a princely sum of RS10/- In Amul Gold Milk he adds Roof Afza , Chasni (thin sugar syrup ) and diced watermelon and cools you down with this delicious love portion ! I don’t have the original recipe , the net threw up many ‘ originals ‘ , I kept it basic and adjusted Rooh Afza flavored milk to my taste buds . Why don’t you too raise a glass as a tribute to this genius who has become a landmark in Purani Dilli. 1 Cup Milk. 1 Tablespoon Rooh Afza. 1 Teaspoon Sugar. Diced Watermelon Cubes. Mix it all and beat the heat . Atul Sikand Director, Asian Hawkers Market Pvt. Ltd. #asianhawkersmarket #sikandalouscuisine #veebaasianhawkersmarket Administrator & Owner Sikandalous Cuisine https://www.facebook.com/groups/325180622895/ Follow Me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/atul_sikand/ #indianrecipes #indiandrink #fruit #fruitdrink #watermelon #watermelondrink #sharbat #roohafza #sikandalouskitchen #sikandalouscuisine #sikandalousfarms #healthyrecipes #atulsikand #coolingdrinks #mocktails @atul_sikandA post shared by AtulSikandOfficial (@atul_sikand) on

Haleem:

Mutton Seekh Kebab:

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Chicken Shammi Kebab:

Nalli Nihari:

Biryani:

Shahi Tukda:

Sheer Khurma:

Iftar is had right after Maghrib time around sunset, generally a fast is broken with eating 3 dates as this was done by the prophet as well.

Many people feed the needy and poor during iftar as an act of charity and as the same was practised by Prophet Muhammad.

Iftar is followed by a second lighter dinner before the night prayers.