15 Healthy Iftar Recipes You Must Make This Ramadan

Sarmistha Neogy
·9-min read

The holiest month in the Islamic calendar is here and so begin the celebration of food that forms an integral part of Ramadan. Each year millions of followers break their day-long fast or roza, with a delicious Iftar feast. Some choose sweets or a refreshing drink, while others prefer healthy Iftar recipes.

And if you are one of the latter and already planning a healthy Iftar feast, look no further, we’ve got you covered. As Ramadan begins from April 12, so can your unbridled indulgence in mouthwatering dishes, with these 15 healthy Iftar recipes.

15 Healthy Iftar Recipes To Break Your Ramadan

1. Fried Ice cream

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Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop Ice cream

  • 2 slices of bread

  • Icing Sugar for topping

Method:

  • Place the bread on a plate

  • Scoop the ice cream and place it in the centre of the bread

  • Cover it with another slice of bread

  • Take a cup and place it on the bread and the ice cream until it forms a circle. Remove the corners of the bread.

  • Freeze it for three hours

  • Take it out from the refrigerator and then deep fry it. Remove it when it starts turning brown.

  • Garnish it with icing sugar

2. Banana nugget

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Ingredients

  • 6 ripe ambon bananas

  • 2 eggs

  • 200 gr flour

  • 150 grams of liquid milk

  • 100 ml sweetened condensed milk

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • ¼ tbsp salt

  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract

Lining material

  • 250 gr flour

  • 1 egg 100 ml of liquid milk

  • Bread crumb

Method:

  • Put the bananas, eggs, wheat flour, liquid milk, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt into the food processor. Blend until all ingredients are mixed well.

  • Pour the mixture into the greased and parchment paper pan. Steam for about 30 minutes until the dough is cooked perfectly.

  • Cut the dough

  • Mix liquid milk and eggs in a medium bowl. Roll the banana nuggets that have formed into the flour, add beaten eggs and flour.

  • Fry until golden yellow, remove and drain

  • Decorate with various kinds of chocolate and other toppings

3. Fried quail eggs with noodles

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Ingredients:

  • 7 pieces of peeled boiled quail eggs

  • 7 pieces of meatballs

  • 6 large white tofu

  • 100 g flour

  • 3 pieces of dry instant noodles

  • Water

  • Oil

  • Ground spices: 5 spring onions, 3 cloves of garlic, Salt, Sugar, Pepper

Method:

  • Crumble instant noodles into small crumbs, set them aside

  • Whole fry shallots and garlic

  • In a food processor, combine the white tofu, flour, salt, sugar and pepper. Then grind until it is completely smooth.

  • Take the dough, then form a round shape and fill it with boiled quail eggs and meatballs

  • Then roll the dough into the noodle crumbs while being slightly pressed so that the noodles stick together perfectly

  • Fry in hot oil until golden yellow, remove and drain

  • Serve it hot

4. Fried meat ball

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Ingredients:

  • 500 g of chicken

  • 250 g of shrimp

  • 2 spring onions

  • 5 cloves of garlic

  • Ice cube

  • 350 gm Sago flour

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp soy sauce

  • 1 tsp fish sauce

  • 1 tsp powdered chicken stock

  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil

  • Sugar, salt and pepper according to taste

  • Oil

Method:

  • Mix chicken, shrimp, green onion, garlic and ice cubes into the food processor, and grind until it forms a smooth mixture.

  • Add sago flour, eggs, baking powder, soy sauce, fish sauce, chicken stock powder, sesame oil, salt, sugar and pepper. Grind again until all the ingredients are well blended.

  • Form the meatball dough and then fry until they are golden brown

  • Serve with chilli sauce or add any other side of your choice

5. Mayonnaise rissole (Deep-fried pastry)

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Ingredients:

  • 200 gr flour

  • 300 ml of liquid milk

  • 2 eggs ¼ tsp salt.

  • Stuffing material: 100 gr mayonnaise

  • 100 gr tomato sauce

  • 100-gram chilli sauce

  • 2 boiled eggs

  • 6 pieces of smoked beef

  • 3 pieces of beef sausage

  • Grated cheese

Lining Material:

  • 2 egg whites

  • Bread crumb

Method:

  • Prepare a large bowl, mix all the Rissole ingredients. Whisk and blend well.

  • Heat the non-stick pan, pour the mixture and cook slowly over low heat until the colour changes and is cooked beautifully.

  • Take one sheet of rissole skin, arrange the filling of boiled egg, smoked beef, beef sausage, tomato sauce, chilli sauce, mayonnaise and grated cheese. Fold and set aside.

  • Dip the rissole into the egg white, then roll it in the flour

  • Fry until golden yellow, remove and drain

6. Asian cake with coconut milk

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Ingredients

  • 250 g Rice Flour

  • 500 ml of boiling water

  • 150 g Tapioca Flour

  • 200 ml of coconut milk

  • 2 drops of green food colouring

  • 2 drops of red food colouring.

Coconut Milk Sauce:

  • 100 ml of liquid coconut milk

  • 300 ml of water

  • 1 tbsp rice flour

  • ½ tsp Salt

  • 100 g brown sugar

  • Combed 50 g Sugar

  • 2 pcs of pandan leaves

Method:

  • Add the rice flour in a bow. Then pour hot water while stirring. Mix this with tapioca flour mixed with coconut milk.

  • Add this tapioca mixture to the rice flour concoction so it forms a dough

  • Divide into two parts then put red and green colouring in each part. Put it in a plastic piping bag, cut a small hole.

  • Prepare a greased baking sheet, then press the piping plastic to form a round shape (like a village cracker).

  • Prepare the steamer then put the pan into the steamer for 10 minutes, remove and drain.

  • Prepare a pan, then add water, brown sugar, granulated sugar, pandan leaves, salt and rice flour, heat coconut milk over low heat.

  • Stir until boiling, remove from heat and set aside.

  • Prepare the plate then arrange the delicious Asian cake, popularly known as putu Mayang in Indonesia on a plate and pour the coconut milk sauce over.

7. Oreo ice cream

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Ingredients:

  • Oreos (3 packets)

  • Milk (2 cups)

Method:

  • Take 3 packets of Oreo

  • Crush it before opening the packet

  • Next, add milk to the packet with the biscuits inside

  • Freeze them

  • Enjoy

It can’t get simpler than this!

8. Mango sorbet

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Ingredients:

  • 4 Ripe mangoes, diced

  • 330 ml of liquid milk

  • 3 tbsp sugar

  • 2 tablespoons plain cream yoghurt

  • Mango slices for topping.

Cream Ingredient:

  • 200 ml Whipped cream

Method:

  • Blend all the sorbet ingredients. Pour in a container then freeze.

  • Puree the first mango with milk, sugar and yoghurt. Blend until smooth.

  • Enter into a serving glass, set aside.

  • Beat whipped cream with a mixer at medium speed, beat until fluffy and slightly stiff. Put a few spoons into the serving glass over the mango juice.

  • Scrape the mango sorbet using an ice cream scoop, then place it on top of the cream layer.

  • Garnish it with pieces of mango as a topping.

9. Melon Bingsu- frozen dessert

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Ingredients:

  • 800ml fresh milk

  • 3 blades of concentrated milk

  • 3 tbsp condensed milk

  • Rock Melon

  • Cornflakes

  • Vanilla ice cream

Ingredients:

  • Pour milk in a jar

  • Add condensed milk

  • Mix well and pour it in a plastic bag

  • Then cut a musk melon into half and scoop it out

  • Take the frozen mixture in the plastic bag and then crush it

  • Place it on the empty melon cover

  • Add the frozen mixture and then placed the scoop melon on to of it

  • Add some cornflakes to increase the crunchiness, and enjoy

10. Refreshing matcha drink with Sago

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Ingredients:

  • 150 g of Hunkwe Flour

  • 600 ml of liquid milk

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • 20 ml of pandan leaf juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • To make the matcha milk-150 ml almond milk, 3 tablespoons green tea powder

  • Crushed ice

  • 2 tbsp sugar syrup (simple syrup)

  • 1 tablespoon red pearl sago (soaked and boiled until cooked)

Method:

  • In a pan, mix hunkwe flour and liquid milk. Then place it over low heat, add salt and sugar, stir until dissolved. Next, add the juice of pandan leaves, stir gently until blended.

  • Prepare a bowl filled with ice water

  • Matcha milk: prepare a saucepan, mix almond milk and green tea powder, mix well and cook over low heat until boiling, turn off the heat and let cool, set aside.

  • Prepare the glass, put the sago

  • Place the crushed ice on top

  • Pour sugar syrup and top it with pearl sago.

11. Green banana ice mixture

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Ingredient:

  • 2 steamed ripe plantains

  • 200 gm rice flour

  • 2 tsp Starch

  • 700 ml coconut milk

  • 50 grams of sugar

  • Green food colour

  • Banana leaves

Marrow porridge:

  • 200 ml coconut milk

  • 100 gm rice flour

  • 2 teaspoons salt

Method:

  • Put coconut milk, rice flour, starch, sugar and food colouring into the non-stick pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until thickened.

  • Take a banana leaf and spread it out. Add two spoons of dough, put a whole plantain in the middle. Next, roll and wrap in banana leaves.

  • Steam until cooked

  • Remove and set aside

  • Marrow porridge: Heat coconut milk, add rice flour and salt. Stir until it boils and thickens. Set aside.

  • Here’s how to serve: prepare a serving bowl or glass. Enter the ice cubes, green banana slices, marrow porridge, syrup, and sweetened condensed milk.

  • You can also add cheese and chocolate chips as toppings

12. Watermelon and lychee juice

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Ingredients:

  • 1 big Watermelon

  • 1/2 a can of lychee

Method

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender.

  • Add mint leaves and also the syrup

  • Add some crushed ice if you want it extra cool and then enjoy!

13. Sago porridge recipe

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Ingredients

  • 250 grams pearls

  • 8 tbsp, granulated sugar

  • 1 liter, water

  • 1/2 tsp salt

Sauce:

  • 500 ml water

  • Coconut milk

Method:

  • Bring the water to a boil, add the pearls and cook for 10 minutes

  • Turn the stove off after 10 minutes. Let it simmer for half an hour and cover.

  • Next, add the coconut milk and stir it continuously until it thickens.

  • Mix the sago pearls in the coconut sauce for 10 minutes and then you are ready to serve.

14. Coconut smoothie

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Ingredient:

  • 1 Coconut

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • Ice cubes

  • 125 ml of milk

Method:

  • Scrape the coconut meat in a smooth blender with coconut water

  • Add sugar, ice cubes, and milk

  • Serve in your favourite glass

15. Refreshing strawberry drink

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Ingredients:

  • Lemon juice

  • Strawberry

Method

  • Squeeze some lemon juice

  • In a blender add the diced strawberry pieces and the lemon juice

  • Add honey

  • Ice and mint leaves

  • Your cool refreshing strawberry drink is ready.

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Instagram video courtesy: Tastemade Indonesia, ASH Foods, Khairulaming

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