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:
Mutton Seekh Kebab:
Chicken Shammi Kebab:
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.