Easy Ramadan Recipes

written by Mirriam Seddiq
4 · 01 · 23

During this blessed month, everyone is looking for easy Ramadan recipes. Mothers, oldest sisters, and daughters carry a lot of the burden. Many work and fast all day while also nourishing their families.

Here are some recipes to make your suhoor and iftar a little easier.

Easy Ramadan Recipes

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community.

We Muslims believe that, during the month of Ramadan, the Prophet Muhammad was given the Qur’an, Islam’s holy book. It marked the first time that God revealed to Muhammed he was a prophet tasked with carrying God’s message.

Below are recipes for both times of eating during Ramadan. Suhoor (before dawn) and Iftar (after sunset).

Suhoor Recipes

For my non-muslim followers, suhoor is the meal consumed early in the morning by Muslims before fasting, before dawn during Ramadan.

What makes for an easy suhoor recipe? Something you can prep the night before or that takes only minutes to make in the morning.

Ramadan Date Milkshake Recipe

Dates and milkshakes are a combination that rival peanut butter and jelly. If you don’t eat dates very often I highly suggest you try this date milkshake recipe. Dates have such a deep and rich sweetness that you cannot find in almost any other fruit.

If you need an excellent milkshake for a long workout or fasting, this is the recipe for you. This is the best date milkshake recipe you will ever find.

Go checkout the rest of our recipes in the Ramadan recipe series here.

Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe – Quick & Easy

This Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe is probably the most straightforward recipe we will ever put on Afghan Cooks. Just remembering the liquid-to-oatmeal ratio is the key.

Pillsbury Grands Biscuit Recipe Sausage & Cheese

This recipe uses Pillsbury Grands biscuits that you can find in literally any supermarket. This uses halal ground beef, but obviously if you are not Muslim, no need. Make the sausage quick the night before and you will have happy tummies in the morning.

Ramadan Drink – Coffee Date Shake

I have a previous date shake recipe here. This shake recipe adds my other love, coffee. Makes it a perfect morning suhoor.

Pillsbury Grands Biscuit Recipe Sausage & Cheese

This recipe uses Pillsbury Grands biscuits that you can find in any supermarket. This uses halal ground beef, but obviously, no need if you are not Muslim. Make the sausage quick the night before and you will have happy tummies in the morning.

Iftar Recipes

Iftar is an important meal during Ramadan. It is the meal eaten directly after fasting all day during Ramadan.

I use my Instant Pot during Ramadan a lot, or any pressure cooker will do. Traditional Afghan dishes take a long time and it is hard on working Muslims to take that kind of time. I have included all of my Instant Pot dishes and a few easy soups that are great to start Iftar with.

Afghan Bolani – Air Fryer – Ground Beef and Sweet Potato

Afghan bolani is a stuffed bread recipe. Traditionally fried, more recently baked for health reasons. I decided that there must be a happy medium so I tried air frying. It is perfect. You can keep the crispy without all of the oil. Traditionally your bolani would be filled with leeks or potatoes. Leeks mainly. This one has ground beef and sweet potatoes for a more nutrient-dense and filling mixture.

Afghan Sheer Chai Recipe

Afghan Sheer Chai is the Afghan recipe to end all Afghan recipes. Learn how to make this and you will attract many Afghans. It is also a great recipe to win friends and influence people.

This sweet, milky, and spiced tea is great for after dinner or in the morning. We make it during suhoor, the meal before fasting during Ramadan.

Enjoy this Afghan Sheer Chai recipe.

Qaimaq Chai – Afghan Pink Milk Tea Recipe

Qiamaq or Afghan Pink Milk Tea is one of the most involve teas you will ever make in your life. However, if you have the time for this special treat you will have some happy guests. The rich clotted cream on top, along with the stunning presentation of a pink chai, is quite the experience.

Afghan Dopiaza Meat Stew with Onions

Afghan Dopiaza is a meat dish close to the hearts of all Afghans. It is my favorite Afghan meat dish. My mom will always use lamb when she can, but this can be made with beef or goat. Dopiaza means Onions Two Ways The signature flavor of this dish is the onions. Fatty unctuous meat

Dum Pukht – An Afghan Classic (made easy)

A traditional Afghan dish, Dum Pukht. Made easy in the Instant Pot.

Potato Ghorma (korma) Afghan Style

this easy potato ghorma is a delicious vegetarian Afghan meal.

Instant Pot Chicken: Afghan Chicken Ghorma

Instant pot chicken recipes are so helpful. This recipe allows you to cook not only the chicken, but the rice in the Instant Pot, too.

Instant Pot Oxtail

Today we are making Instant Pot Oxtail. I’ve got lots of other great Instat Pot recipes here, here, here, and here. Why are Oxtails so Expensive Now? Growing up, I never thought I would see the day that oxtails were a luxury food item. They used to be relatively cheap and are as expensive as

Mashawa Soup – Afghan Vegetable and Barley Soup

Shorwa is perfect for a cold day. Like many of the other recipes, it can be adapted to your taste and to what you have around the house. View the recipe as a template. If you are new to cooking, start by following the recipe for this vegetable soup exactly, then when you feel more comfortable, change it up. 

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup with Sweet Potato: A Refreshing Ramadan Dish

This mushroom soup is rich and flavorful. I highly recommend opening your fast with a soup after your dates and water. Even if not fasting, or not Muslim, this soup is a perfect start to any meal.

Ramadan Soup Recipe: A Healthy and Delicious Way to Break Your Fast

This simple soup is excellent for anyone, but especially good for Ramadan and breaking your fast. It is a light, tasty, and fantastic way to start rehydrating yourself after a long day of fasting.

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Mirriam Seddiq

I am Mirriam Z. Seddiq, the Afghan Cook. I was born in Afghanistan and came to America as a when I was 18 months old. I am a criminal defense, personal injury, and immigration attorney. I started the first Muslim American Woman Political Action Committee, once owned a coffee shop and a restaurant, and currently am the CEO of the Komak Foundation which focuses its efforts on helping Afghan refugees.

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