Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds and spending time with family and friends. During this period, people will make a special effort to connect with their communities and reach out to those who need help.
This Ramzan try these delicious meals and make your Iftar special for you and your family.
1. Nasi Lemak
Nasi lemak is an authentic dish wherein you cook the fragrant rice in coconut milk with screwpine leaves. Nasi lemak is prepared in various parts of Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. In Indonesia, Nasi means Rice and Lemak means Fat (the coconut milk fat). The rice is cooked in coconut milk fat and is served with fried anchovies, anchovy hot chile sauce, sliced cucumber or tomato, hard-boiled egg, fried peanut and chicken or fish. This dish is perfect to break your fast with as it is filling as well as tasty.
2. Nasi Sambal goreng
One of the best Asian dish you will ever get your hands upon! Nasi Sambal Goreng is easy to make and so tasteful that you will be able to experience the flavour of every spice in each bite. If you have a busy schedule and can’t make something time consuming to break you’re fast then this is the best dish to make for your Iftar.
Biryani is no doubt the most loved dishes across South Asian countries. Biryani is derived from the Persian word Birian, which means ‘fried before cooking’ and Birinj for rice. A handi of biryani, with rice, meat (or vegetables), and spices, is a complete meal in itself. Be it a formal gathering, an informal meet among friends or your festive celebration, a handi of Biryani is enough for all your occasions. This dish blends perfect with your Islamic culture and will connect you to your ancestral roots during the holy and faithful month of Ramadan.
3. Date and banana smoothie
This is a majoon smoothie made with dates, banana and nuts. It’s healthy, refreshing, energising and tasty. You can break your fast with this delicious smoothie that has dates in it. It’s a perfect blend of dry fruits to give you an enriching taste. The focal point of this smoothie is that It’s naturally sweetened without any added sugar. A must try during the month of Ramzan.
4. Asam pedas
Asam pedas is a South Indian spicy and sour fish stew dish. It is a classic Malaysian dish and a perfect treat to introduce yourself to Malaysian culture. The main ingredients in asam pedas are usually seafood or freshwater fish which is cooked in asam fruit juice with chilli and spices. The cooking process involves soaking the pulp of the tamarind fruit until it is soft and then squeezing out the juice for cooking the fish.
5. Indian Chicken Tikka
Tikka is a Persian word for “bits and pieces” and a masala refers to any combination of complementary Indian spices. To make a perfect chicken tikka, the chicken is first marinated and then grilled to make a delicious and mouth-watering dish.
Make your Ramazan special with our top dish to try for your Iftar.