I don’t make it a secret that I normally do not cook. However, doing Iftar (meal for breaking fast) I usually try to pitch in.
A common food for Iftar time is Pakroa ( a fried snack) this is also the only time of the year my family makes fried food. There is something about fasting all day that makes you crave fried goodies.
To start off you gather all your ingredients:
- (1/2) Teaspoon Garam Masala
- (1/2) Teaspoon Chili Powder
- (1/2) Teaspoon Ground Turmeric
- (1/2) Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Handful Coriander
- Chop up 1 small potato
- Chop up 1/2 an onion
- Gram Flour ( Chickpea Flour)- 1 Cup
Mix in all the dry ingredients
- Add 3/4 cup water slowly
Mix away to form a thick smooth batter
In 1 quart of oil ( I used olive oil) add 1 teaspoon of batter)
You want to space them out evenly and enjoy when golden brown!
My 2nd favorite Iftar dish includes beef patties.
We always have puffed pastry sheets in the freezer, they are a quick and easy addition to every meal.
Each box comes with three long sheets and with the addition of two more cuts you can make 9 squares.
To each square I added 1 teaspoon of premade ground beef ( you can also add a mixture of potatoes/ peas for a veggie version)
I folded each square diagonally
And gently pressed the ends down with a fork
I baked them for 30 mins at 350 degrees, until they were golden brown.
We enjoyed both the Meat patties and the Pakora with a side of dippers.
- Date Chutney
- Coriander Chutney
It is truly a treat to enjoy these dishes during this time of the year!
Does your family have any dishes they enjoy during certain times of the year?