Five Easy Iftar Recipes

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The holy month of Ramadan is amidst us and for those of you who like to cook their own food, it can get quite difficult to come up with a different snack every day.

Fret not because not all good things need to take a lot of time and here are 5 recipes that you can make in under 5 minutes:

  1. Franks in the blanket

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You will need: Chicken or meat hot dogs, pastry sheets, salt and seasoning (optional)

Method:

Boil the hot dogs in water and add a pinch of salt to it. After it is half cooked, cut them in half.

Take a 2 inch wide pastry strip and place the hot dog on one end. Sprinkle any seasoning of your choice (pepper, oregano).

Roll the hot dog in the sheet and stick the end using a dab of water.
Make as many of these as you want and you can keep them in the freezer for as long s it lasts.
When ready to cook, heat a pan with oil enough to deep fry these. Fry until golden brown, on medium heat. Serve with ketchup or any other dip!

 

  1. Lazy Samosa:

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You will need:  Minced meat or shredded chicken, pastry sheets, salt and seasoning.

Method:

Cook the meat or chicken on a pan with some oil, salt and seasoning of your choice. Take a square pastry sheet and roll it into a cone. Stick the sides using some water. Fill the cone with 3/4th amount of the cooked meat and seal the cone using some water.

Make as many of these as you want and you can keep them in the freezer for as long as it lasts.
When ready to cook, heat a pan with oil enough to deep fry these. Fry until golden brown, on medium heat. Serve with ketchup or any other dip!

 

  1. Faux Salsa dip:

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You will need:  Bell peppers, Jalapeño (optional), tomato, garlic, salt and pepper

Method:

Keep your burner at low to medium heat, and hold the bell pepper directly over the flame. You can poke a skewer or fork into the bell pepper to avoid burning yourself. Turn the bell pepper around and make sure all sides are well cooked. Cook 2 bell peppers in this way and let them cool down.

Meanwhile cook 2 tomatoes in the same way and let it cool.

Peel the charred skin off of the bell pepper and cut the cooked part into smaller pieces. Do the same for the tomatoes.

Heat a pan with some oil; add 2 cloves of chopped garlic into the oil and mix. Now, add the cut jalapeño and roasted tomatoes and cook till it melts in the pan. They go well together with bell peppers and any seasoning of your choice.

This is a great dip for breads and even for white rice. It is not very spicy and the spice level can be adjusted based on the kind of pepper you use.

 

  1. No – Bake Bread Pudding:

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You will need: white butter bread, full fat milk, condensed milk.

Method:

Prepare the bread by cutting out the corners.
Now take a bowl and mix 1.5 glass of milk with a tin of condensed milk.

In a glass tray or baking tray, line the bottom with bread. Make sure to layer evenly and fill any spaces with smaller pieces of bread. Pour the milk mix on the layer such that the bread absorbs it all and there is no excess. Now add another layer and pour the milk mix. Keep adding layers till you reach the top and soak all the bread completely. Now you may sprinkle some nuts of your choice on top of this and place it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
Serve cold!

  1. Mug Cake:

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You will need: Oven safe mug, 1/4th flour, 1/4th powdered sugar, 1/4th cocoa powder, 2 drops vanilla essence, 1 pinch baking powder, 1 pinch baking soda, 2 table spoon oil and water(as per requirement).

Method:

Mix all the above ingredients into a thick mix in the mug.

Place the mug in a microwave oven that was preheated at 200 degree Celsius.

Bake for 10 minutes and poke with a fork to see if ready.

 

Comment down below on which of these recipes you did try. Wishing you and your family a blessed Ramadan from the team of Allandabout. Ramadan Kareem! 


By Adithya Nair

 

Adithya is an Electronics Engineering graduate who embarked on her artistic journey in her final year of college. From co-founding a handmade gifts company to starting her own channel, she explores every facet of her life eagerly. She shares her paintings, poetry and blogs on her social media and is an artist in the making. Follow her on Instagram @themalayalimanki. And subscribe to her Youtube channel for more.

 

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