The Islamic month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection and renewal. It is a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset, where Muslims abstain from food and drink. The fast is broken at sunset with a meal called Iftar. This meal is an important tradition and a time of celebration for families and friends.

Here are ten traditional and modern Iftar recipes that are perfect for breaking your fast.

1. Dates and Milk:

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Dates are a popular food to break the fast as they are a good source of energy. Pair them with a glass of milk for added nutrition. Make date shake at Iftar for break the Fast. Dates are necessary part for breaking Fast.

Required Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Fill a large bowl with hot water and add dates to it. Soak dates for 20 minutes to soften them.
  • Add vanilla extract, milk, ice cream, and dates in a blender, but make sure to drain the dates before adding them.
  • Blend them until they smooth puree, pour shakes in glasses, and add ice cubes.
  • Serve it.

2. Samosas:

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Samosas are a classic Iftar food that are crispy on the outside and spicy on the inside. They are traditionally filled with potatoes, peas, and spices. Make Samosas at Iftar for break the Fast and breaking the Fast is incomplete without Samosas.

Required Ingredients:

For the dough:

  • 240 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 3 grams of salt
  • 56 grams of vegetable oil
  • 118 grams of water

For the filling:

  • 2 medium potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1/2 cup of green peas, boiled
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion
  • 6 grams of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp of grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp of garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp of red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
  • Oil for deep-frying


For the dough:

  • Firstly filter the flour and oil. Then, mix the oil in flour and then add salt again mix it.
  • Add Luke’s warm water and knead the dough until elastic and smooth.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth and rest for 30 minutes.

For the filling:

  • In a bowl, mash the potatoes, add boiled peas, then mix them well and set aside.
  • Turn the flame on medium-high and put the pan on it; add oil, and heat the oil.
  • Add chopped onions to it and sauté them. After that and mince garlic and grated ginger and sauté them until fragrant.
  • In the end, add ground cumin, garam masala, salt, ground coriander, and red chili, mix them and sauté for 5-6 seconds.
  • Turn the flame off, add this mixture to the mashed potatoes bowl, and mix with the help of a rubber spatula. Set it aside to let it cool.
  • Add lemon juice and chopped cilantro and mix them well when the mixture cools.

For making samosas

  • In a small bowl add half cup of water and 3 tablespoons of flour mix them well.
  • Divide the dough into small balls about the size of a golf ball and cover them with damp cloth.
  • Roll 1 ball at 1 time about 5 inches in diameter. Cut this circle into 2 equal parts.
  • Fold each half circle into cone shape and seal the edges with the flour mixture.
  • Fill them with filling about 1 tablespoon and seal the top edge with flour mixture and set this samosa aside in tray.
  • Repeat these steps until all cones are filled.
  • Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat.
  • Fry the samosas until they are golden brown on both sides.
  • Drain the fried samosas on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Serve the hot and crispy samosas with your favorite chutney or sauce. Enjoy your delicious and crunchy snack!
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3. Roasted Chicken:

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Roasted chicken is a quick and easy dish that you can prepare ahead of time. It is a delicious source of protein that will keep you full throughout the night. Make roasted chickens for given the energy to body after Fast. After breaking Fast peoples love to eat delicious things make this and enjoy.

Required Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken, about 4 lbs
  • 1 lemon, cut in half
  • 12 grams of minced garlic
  • 6 grams of dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 28 grams of olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (218°C).
  • Wash the chicken and put on a kitchen towel and dry it.
  • Mix salt and pepper in a small bowl and season chicken from outside and inside with salt and pepper.
  • Mix the minced garlic, dried thyme, and olive oil in another bowl. Where gloves and rub this mixture all over the chicken, getting it under the skin and inside the cavity.
  • Place the lemon pieces inside the cavity of the chicken.
  • Tie the chicken by tying the legs together with kitchen twine. Put this chicken in a bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Now put the bowl in the freezer for 1 hour.
  • Place the chicken on a roasting pan, breast side up.
  • Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C).
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes before carving.
  • Serve the roasted chicken with your favorite sides, and enjoy!

4. Fruit Chaat:

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Fruit Chaat is a refreshing and light Iftar dish that is perfect for hot summer nights. It is a combination of various fruits and has a sweet and tangy taste. Fruit chat is good for health and also help in recover energy after breaking Fast.

Required Ingredients:

  • 340 grams of diced mixed fruit (such as mango, papaya, apple, banana, pomegranate, etc.)
  • 30 grams of diced cucumber
  • 40 grams of diced red onion
  • 4 grams of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 grams of chaat masala (a spice blend available at Indian grocery stores)
  • 1 gram of red chili powder
  • 3 grams of salt
  • 15 grams of fresh lemon juice


  • In a bowl, add the diced mixed fruits and then add the diced cucumber, red onion, and chopped cilantro.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala, red chili powder, and salt onto fruits and toss them gently to coat evenly.
  • Add lemon juice and again toss them to mix them well.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
  • Serve the fruit chaat chilled as a snack or a side dish. Enjoy your delicious and healthy fruit salad!

5. Flatbread Pizza:

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Flatbread pizza is a modern twist on a classic dish. It is a quick and easy meal that you can customize with your favorite toppings. Everyone love pizza make this at home and enjoy after breaking the Fast.

Required Ingredients:

  • 2 pieces of flatbread (such as naan or pita bread)
  • 1/2 cup of pizza sauce
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, grated
  • Toppings of your choice (such as sliced mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, olives, pepperoni, sausage, etc.)
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (218°C).
  • Brush the flatbread with olive oil on both sides and place them on a pizza baking tray.
  • Spread pizza sauce over the flatbread. Leave the edges.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
  • Add your favorite toppings on top of the cheese, distributing them evenly over the flatbread.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper over the toppings.
  • Bake the flatbread pizzas in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the crust is crispy.
  • Remove the flatbread pizzas from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
  • Cut the flatbread pizzas into slices and serve hot. Enjoy your delicious and easy flatbread pizza!
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6. Lentil Soup:

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Lentil soup is a hearty and nutritious Iftar dish that will warm you up on cold nights. It is traditionally prepared with lentils, tomatoes, and spices. Make this lentil soup for Iftar to take after breaking Fast it gives you energy which you loose during Fast.

Required Ingredients:

  • 200 grams of dried brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 110 grams of chopped onion
  • 6 grams of minced garlic cloves
  • 140 grams of chopped carrots
  • 80 grams of chopped celery stalks
  • 4 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
  • 411 grams of diced tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2.6 grams of ground cumin
  • 2.3 grams of smoked paprika
  • 1.2 grams of ground coriander
  • 1.5 grams of turmeric
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 28 grams of olive oil
  • 8 grams of chopped fresh parsley
  • 15 grams of fresh lemon juice


  • In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pot and sauté until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the chopped carrots and celery to the pot and sauté for a few minutes until the vegetables are slightly softened.
  • Add the rinsed and drained lentils to the pot and stir well.
  • Add the vegetable or chicken broth, diced tomatoes, bay leaves, ground cumin, smoked paprika, ground coriander, turmeric, salt, and black pepper to the pot.
  • Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 30-40 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
  • Remove the bay leaves from the soup and discard them.
  • Use an regular blender to blend the soup until it’s smooth and creamy.
  • Add fresh lemon juice and chopped parsley to the soup and stir well.
  • Serve the hot lentil soup with your favorite bread or crackers. Enjoy your delicious and healthy soup!

7. Baklava:

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Baklava is a sweet and decadent dessert that is perfect for celebrating the end of a long day of fasting. It is made with layers of phyllo pastry and filled with nuts and honey. Iftar is incomplete without sweet made this and eat after breaking after Fast. After breaking Fast sweet is essential.

Required Ingredients:

  • 1 pound phyllo pastry sheets
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a bowl, mix together the chopped walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with some melted butter.
  • Lay a sheet of phyllo pastry in the bottom of the baking dish and brush it with melted butter. Repeat with 5 more sheets of phyllo pastry, brushing each sheet with melted butter.
  • Sprinkle a layer of the walnut mixture over the top of the phyllo pastry.
  • Layer another sheet of phyllo pastry on top of the walnut mixture, and brush it with melted butter. Repeat with 5 more sheets of phyllo pastry, brushing each sheet with melted butter.
  • Add another layer of the walnut mixture on top of the phyllo pastry, and continue layering with phyllo pastry and melted butter until all of the walnut mixture has been used.
  • Top the baklava with 6-8 layers of phyllo pastry, brushing each sheet with melted butter.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the baklava into small diamond shapes.
  • Bake the baklava in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • While the baklava is baking, make the syrup. In a saucepan, bring the water and honey to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • When the baklava is done baking, remove it from the oven and immediately pour the syrup over the top of the hot baklava.
  • Let the baklava cool to room temperature before serving.
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8. Chicken Shawarma:

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Chicken Shawarma is a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for Iftar. It is made with marinated chicken that is grilled or roasted and served with a variety of toppings and sauces. After breaking Fast everyone loves to eat fast food make it at home. After breaking Fast eat healthy when you make it home obviously it’s healthy.

Required Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Pita bread
  • Hummus
  • Chopped lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Sliced red onion
  • Tzatziki sauce (optional)


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, paprika, turmeric, coriander, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • Add the chicken strips to the bowl and toss to coat evenly with the marinade.
  • Cover the bowl and marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Spread the chicken strips out on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through and lightly browned.
  • While the chicken is cooking, warm up the pita bread in the oven or on a hot griddle.
  • Assemble the shawarma sandwiches by spreading hummus on the inside of the warm pita bread, then adding the chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onion.
  • Drizzle tzatziki sauce over the top, if desired.
  • Serve the shawarma sandwiches immediately and enjoy!

9. Fattoush Salad:

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Fattoush salad is a fresh and flavorful Iftar dish that is perfect for warmer weather. It is made with a variety of vegetables, herbs, and crispy pita bread. After breaking Fast you need energy make this and refill your energy which you loose during Fast.

Required Ingredients:

  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 cup radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pita chips, roughly crushed

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine the chopped romaine lettuce, diced cucumber, diced tomatoes, sliced red onion, diced green bell pepper, chopped parsley, chopped mint, and sliced radishes. Mix well.
  • Add the crushed pita chips on top of the salad.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, sumac, salt, and black pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until all the ingredients are coated.
  • Serve and enjoy your delicious Fattoush Salad!


In conclusion, these traditional and modern Iftar recipes are perfect for breaking your Fast during Ramadan. Make these recipe for your Fast. After Fast everyone love to eat different things and eat these recipes after breaking Fast. Whether you are looking for something sweet, spicy or refreshing, there is a dish for everyone to enjoy. Happy Iftar!

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