Popular Iftar Dishes for Ramadan 2023

Ramadan is set to commence on the 23rd of March this year. During this holy month, Muslims worldwide fast from dawn until dusk, then break their fast with a meal called iftar, often with dates and water, which is then followed by a proper meal.

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Iftar dishes include hearty stews, fresh salads and drinks, and protein-rich foods to replenish energy for the following day’s fast. Graana.com has gathered information on iftar dishes you can make this Ramadan to keep you energised.


List of Iftar Dishes


Different food items on the iftar table


The following is a list of iftar dishes you can make for iftar.

Shami Kabab


a plate of Shami Kabab


If you want to prepare a popular Pakistani dish, try making Shami Kabab with this easy Ramadan recipe. Many people freeze these Kababs before Ramadan for use during Iftars. You can make tasty Shami Kababs at home.

Fruit Chaat


a bowl of Fruit Chaat


Fruit chaat is a refreshing and flavorful dish made with various fresh fruits and spices. It is a popular dish during Ramadan due to its hydrating properties.

Cheese Balls


a plate of Cheese Balls


These cheese balls with a cheesy filling and a double coating of bread crumbs are a favourite snack among people of all ages. They are delicious to taste and one can prepare them in advance and freeze them for later consumption.




Samosa's in a plate


If you’re a fan of spicy food, this samosa recipe is for you! The mixture of minced meat and onions creates a perfect balance of heat and sweetness, and the crispy texture adds to its appeal. To make it even better, dipping the samosas in green chutney creates a delightful burst of flavour in every bite. Plus, you can prepare and freeze them ahead of time.

Serve the hot samosas with green chutney and enjoy. If you want to freeze them, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid before transferring them to an airtight container.

Chaana Chaat


a bowl of Chaana Chaat


Aloo Chana Chaat is a Pakistani street-style chickpea salad that is easy, healthy, and highly versatile. It’s a filling Ramadan snack that you’ll never tire of.


Beef Haleem


Beef Haleem


Beef Haleem served with fried onions, lemon wedges, mint, and chaat masala is a heartwarming dish perfect for any occasion. It’s particularly popular during the holy month of Ramadan.

Dahi Ballay


A bowl of Dahi Ballay


A popular snack in India and Pakistan, made from lentil dumplings soaked in yogurt and topped with chutney, spices, and crispy fried noodles. People often enjoy Dahi Bhallay during Iftar in India and Pakistan as it is a popular and delicious snack. It helps combat the heat and thirst that can be experienced during the day-long fast and is a refreshing and cooling dish.



a plate of Pakoras


People mix vegetables or meat, such as onions, potatoes, spinach, or chicken, with a batter of chickpea flour and various spices to make pakoras.

Pakoras are a popular iftar dish in South Asia and the Middle East, and are also known as pakodas or bhajis in different parts of the region. The fritters are deep-fried in oil and are a delicious and crispy snack.


Chicken Shawarma


Chickens Shawarma rolls


Chicken Shawarma is a popular Middle Eastern dish that has gained widespread popularity across the world. The chicken is marinated and then cooked on a rotating spit. As it cooks, the meat is shaved off from the sides. The meat is typically seasoned with a blend of aromatic spices, such as cumin, coriander, paprika, and garlic.

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