As Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan, the air is filled with the aroma of tantalizing food and the sounds of joyous gatherings. The fasting period during the day is balanced by the delightful experience of breaking the fast with loved ones at sunset. And what better way to share this special time with family and friends than by indulging in some delicious iftar (or boeka) meals and treats?
As the sun sets and the time for iftar approaches, families gather around the table to enjoy a spread of mouth-watering dishes. From savoury soups and stews to delectable desserts. And let’s not forget the sweet treats like boeber, which are lovingly shared with neighbours, adding to the sense of community that makes Ramadan so special.
With that in mind, here is a list of iftar (or boeka) meals and treats that won’t take you forever to make, but are still satisfying after a long day.
For when you need comfort food
Indonesian-inspired mince and vetkoek
Cheesy sweet potato and tuna bake
Roasted cauliflower mac and cheese with walnut parmesan crumble
20-minute chicken and spinach pasta
For those cold nights
Quick and easy chilli con carne
Cheap and cheerful spicy coconut dahl
Turmeric, lentil and spinach soup
For something sweet
For when you’re thinking ahead
5 chicken lunches and dinners to make in 30 minutes or less
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