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12 Tips to Prepare Your Kitchen for Ramadan

Every day in Ramadan is a challenge for Muslim wives, those who get occupied with how to prepare their kitchens so that cooking Iftar would become an easy mission for them. However, it is somehow tricky for women to keep high spirituality and Ibadah on track while committing to a non-stop full time job as housewives and mothers, …

your kitchen in Eid

Your Kitchen in `Eid (Recipe Collection)

During `Eid ul Adha Muslims around the world celebrate these holy days through sacrificing an animal in remembrance of the story of prophets Ibrahim and Ismail, Peace be upon them both. The sacrificed animal, or Udhiyah, can be a camel, a cow or a sheep. But many Muslims sacrifice a sheep in the manner of …

Ramadan Recipes

Ramadan Menu - Week 4 (Recipe Collection)

We hope you’ll enjoy our Ramadan recipes for this week! The recipes are by Yvonne Maffei,   founder of the Halal Kitchen website.  Stay tuned for Eid cookies recipe. Rack of Lamb with Dates & Moroccan Spices Ingredients •¼ cup Medjool date puree (alternatively, 1 cup pitted and chopped Medjool dates) •2 tablespoons olive oil •1 ¼ pound …

Healthy Ramadan Menu for the Second Week (Recipe Collection)

Healthy Ramadan Menu for the Second Week (Recipe Collection)

This week, we are going to have a healthy menu focusing on Salads, vegetables and types of food that will keep you hydrated during the long days of fast. The recipes are by Nour Zibdeh,  a functional dietitian and nutritionist,  living in Northern Virginia. We’ll present a collection of Ramadan recipes every weekend throughout the holy month. …


Potato Salad Recipe

Potato Salad is a side dish that consists of boiled potatoes with or without additional ingredients of vegetables like carrots for example. Adding fresh cream and mayonnaise would make it creamy. Creamy Potato Salad comes in many versions but it is generally a side dish, as it usually accompanies the main course. Ingredients 4-5 medium …


Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is a perfect start for a Ramadan Iftar evening meal. Outside Ramadan the soup would make an excellent homely starter especially if you have some leftover chicken stock and breast meat. Ingredients • 1 pound of chicken pieces • 2 medium onions – grated • 1/3 cup of vermicelli • 1/3 cup of …


Vegetable Spring Rolls

Today’s recipe is Vegetable Spring Rolls, a common and a delicious dish from China. very simple and easy to make in your Iftar and Suhoor as well. Ingredients Spring roll wrappers 10 Onion thinly sliced 1 medium Green onions thinly sliced2 Carrots cut into thin strips2 medium Green capsicum cut into thin strips1 medium Oil …

Apple Crumble Recipe

Apple Crumble is a dessert consisting of baked apples topped with a crisp crust. Ingredients usually include cooked apples, butter, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and often oats and brown sugar and/or nutmeg. Very simple and quick dessert, easy to make and utterly delicious. Ingredients: 400g cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped into small chunks. 175g of plain flour 110g of caster Sugar 110g of cold butter. …

Date Bake Recipe

The health benefits of dates are innumerable. It is, in fact, a dry fruit that is sweet in taste and rich in minerals and vitamins. It is believed that only one date & a glass of milk are enough to meet all of a person’s daily nutritional requirements. Dates also contain large amounts of dietary fiber, which can prevent any constipation that might result from eating the traditionally rich foods served during Ramadan. Additionally, dates protect the stomach and intestinal tract from parasites and bacteria, and thus is a good preventative medicine when eating iftar at unfamiliar locations. Thus, eating dates in suhoor gives the body the energy it needs without making you feel too full to breathe or sleep.  Ingredients: 2 cups of Sweetened Condensed Milk 1½ cups dried dates or 300 g, pitted and chopped 1 cup water or 250 ml ¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ cup butter or 100 g, chopped 1/3 cup caster sugar or 70 g 2 eggs, kept at room temperature 1¼ cups white self-raising flour or 175 g 2 teaspoons vanilla powder How to prepare Place Sweetened Condensed Milk, dates and water in a large sauce pan. Bring to boil and cook on low heat stirring for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda. The mixture will become like foam, and then set aside to cool. In another bowl, mix the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gently mix in the flour and vanilla powder, and then stir in the date mixture. Pour the mixture into a buttered and floured baking tin. Bake in a 175°C preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.


Coconut, Pineapple, Mango Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 ripe mango cubed, 1 small banana, 150ml coconut milk, 100g pineapple pieces, 100ml orange juice. Method: Place fruit, coconut milk and orange juice into a blender. Puree until smooth. Serve!

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