Friday, January 22, 2021

Easy recipes for your Iftaar meal

Try these easy-to-make, healthy and filling recipes for a flavourful Iftaar meal after a whole day of fasting

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Easy recipes for your Iftaar meal

The holy month of Ramadan has started, but this year the celebrations are subdued due to the ongoing crisis. While you can’t step out for Iftaar parties and evening soirees, you can still make the celebration high on flavours.

Here are a few recipes for your Iftaar meals which are tasty, healthy and filling, by Chef Mani Pathak.

Tandoori Broccoli & Cauliflower 

Tandoori Broccoli & Cauliflower
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Marinated creamy hung curd, Chef Special Spices, Mexican twist with pineapples salsa & Garlic cheese Sprinkles for Iftaar special


  • Broccoli (Cleaned washed and blanched)                     500 Grams
  • Cauliflower (Cleaned washed and blanched)                500 Grams
  • Garlic cheese                                                                10 Grams

White creamy Marinade

  • Hung Curd-                                           200 Grams
  • Smoked cheese                                    50 Grams
  • Chopped deseeded Green Chilly         5 Gram
  • Chopped Coriander Steam                  5 Grams
  • Cardamom powder                              2 Grams
  • Olive oil                                                10 ml
  • Salt /pepper                                          To Taste

Spicy Red Marinade

  • Hung Curd-                                      200 Grams
  • Red Chilli paste-                               50Grams
  • Chopped deseeded Green Chilly     5Gram
  • Chopped Coriander Steam              5 Grams
  • Jeera powder                                    2 Grams
  • Salt /pepper                                      To Taste
  • Mustard Oil                                       10 ml

For Pineapple Salsa

  • Ripe Pineapple fine chopped                                         100 Grams
  • Jalapeño fine chopped                                                      10 Grams
  • Onion fine Chopped                                                          20 Grams
  • Coriander fresh leaves fine chopped                                10 Grams
  • Salt/pepper                                                                        To Taste
  • Lemon Juice                                                                       10 ml
  • Olive Oil                                                                              10 ml


  • Marinate the blanched Broccoli with White Marinade & blanched Cauliflower with the red marinade.
  • Skewer both separately in iron skewer
  • Cook in Tandoor or Bake in Oven for 10 minutes at 140 C.
  • Once cooked, check the baked brown texture.
  • Sprinkle garlic cheese powder on top.
  • Serve hot with pineapple salsa

Shrimp & Avocado Salad

Shrimp & Avocado Salad


  • Shrimp or Prawn (Deveined & cleaned)         200 Grams
  • Asparagus (washed and blanched)                  50 Grams
  • Avocado (Sliced or Diced)                                  1
  • Orange                                                               1
  • Lemon juice                                                      20 ml
  • Lettuce Iceberg washed and drained              250 Grams
  • Micro greens washed                                       10 Grams
  • Olive Oil /Salad oil                                            20 ml
  • Red Cherry Tomato                                          20 grams
  • Olives Slices                                                      2 no. olive                                
  • Salt                                                                  To Taste
  • Black Pepper Whole                                         2 Grams
  • Garlic                                                              10 grams
  • Jalapeno                                                         10 Grams


  • Mix olive oil, lemon juice and chopped garlic, salt and pepper and make the emulsion /dressing of same, keep separately.
  • Blanch the shrimps.
  • Scoop out the avocado and cut into wedges or any other cut.
  • Peel orange and cut segments of oranges
  • Now mix lettuce, orange segments, asparagus, avocado, tomato and shrimps
  • Pour dressing on top.
  • Garnish with micro greens and lemon wedge.

Chilled Whey & Celery Drink


A refreshing drink for this iftaar and a great source to boost immunity


  • Liquid Whey (Yoghurt)                                            250ml
  • Cucumber – cleaned peeled and diced                  100 grams
  • Celery sticks chopped                                            100 Grams
  • Salt                                                                         to taste
  • Few Drops of Tabasco                                            optional


  • Mix all the above Ingredients in blender.
  • Blend it well, add little water if required.
  • Strain and serve chilled with dash of tabasco on top.

READ ALSO: Ramadan: What the Muslim month of fasting is all about

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