Finally the most awaited Iftar Moments Hijri 1431 roundup is online. I'm more than happy to post this Iftar Roundup in the blessed month of Ramadhan. Today is the first day of Ramadhan in most parts of the world may be in few parts of the world it might be tomorrow.
When I first started this event I had some concerns, since I have been blogging only for the past few months, I had a doubt that how am I going to receive entries. But with the love and support of all my fellow bloggers I received more than 200 entries which I consider as a grand success of the event. I definitely couldn't have done this without the support from you all. My special thanks to each and everyone who accepted my request and send the entries for the event. I would like to thank NithuBala specially who has send her maximum number of entries with all her delicasies, also I would like to thank Reshmi Ahmed, Priya Mitharwal, Priya, Sanyukta, Fajeeda, Akheela, Jay, Krishnaveni and Kiran who has send more number of entries. If I haven't mentioned your name, I'm sorry each and everyone who managed to send their entry are really special to me.
Every year before Ramadhan starts I used to sit and write a 30 day menu with starter, maincourse and dessert. This time I thought I'll host this as a event, to collect various types of recipes so that it'll be helpful for Muslims all over the world. Without any dissappointment I received 60 maincourse and sweets. So apart from planning the 30 day menu, I have also decided to have few Party Iftar Menu also for few menu plan for Suhoor.
Yesterday when I was sitting all alone to prepare for the roundup in the night, my husband was really kind enough, he came forward and helped me a lot in this roundup. I almost pushed the majority of work to him, so my special thanks to my husband also.
Next coming to the roundup, from all the lovely entries which I have received I tried to create menu with starter, main and dessert. Normally for Iftar immediately after breaking fast we used to have some fruits , juices and soup , so in the starter I have include juices and fruits salad. Please don't get confused. To make it easy to read I have also reduced the size of the images which might have affected the quality of your pictures, please bare with me for that. If your recipes are not in this first set of roundup, please don't worry, it might be in the oncoming roundups. If your recipes are not in any of the roundup please let me know immediately.
The lucky winner of Iftar Moments Hijri 1431 with 50 dollars worth gift will be announced at the end of all the roundups.
Now is the array of menu with all exotic collection of recipes. This is the first set of roundup for first ten days .
|Starter - Nonbu kanji
|Starter - Crispy
Veggie Sago Vadai
|Main - Kancheepuram
|Main - Chicken Curry
|Dessert - Almond
Sago Vadai is again a South Indian savoury doughnuts made with Urad dhal, this one is particularly special since the addition of sago makes it more crispiy.
Idli is again a staple South Indian Food, made with a batter of rice and lentils which is allowed to ferment naturally. These steamed rice cakes are very light dinner after Iftar.
To accomapany the Idli is the chicken curry which doesn't need any introduction, since Indian Hotels in the west have made them very popular.
Finish off your meal with cooling and soothing dessert Kheer which also dosen't need any introduction since it's very popular.
|Starter - Chukku Kanji
|Starter - Vegetable Chop
|Main - Saunfwali
|Main - Sinhalese Egg
|Dessert - Paal Payasam
by Priya Srinivasan
To accompany this light kanji we have Vegetable chop made with all healthy vegetables and breadcrumbs.
For main Malai roti made with cream which gives a very soft texture with the creamy, mild Sinhalese Egg Curry.
For dessert again Payasam which is a South Indian Kheer made vermicilli or rice, which is a perfect way to finish off the meal.
|Starter - Red Lentil
by Reshmi Ahamed
|Starter - Yoghurt stuffed
|Main - Borek
by Reshmi Ahmed
|Dessert - Basboosa
To start the meal we have a Red Lentil soup is traditionally made among Turks.
To accompany it we also have a very unique and healthy starter , Celery with fennel flavoured yogurt.
The main is again a very traditional Turkish Borek made with layers of Filo pastry or Yufkta which is filled with cheese and meat.
To finish of the meal we have this little basboosa made with semolina and drenched with syrup. These little delicate sweet can be accompanied with a Turkish tea.
|Starter - Vegetable Soup
|Starter - Veg Lollipup
|Main - Prawn and
by Priya Suresh
|Beverages - Watermelon
For main we have mildly spiced, Minty Prawn pulav which your taste buds will ask for more and more.
To finish of a simple and cool Watermelon juice.
|Starter - Fish Kanji
|Starter - Tandoori Fish
|Main - Moong
by Umm Mymoonah
|Main - Sura
|Dessert - China
To start of the meal is a Fish Kanji, which is similar to the Nonbu Kanji made with fish.
To accompany the kanji we have a well spiced Tandoori Fish Fingers which makes your mouth waters.
For main we have Moong Sprouts Appam, appam is a South Indian or Kerala based menu. These soft and spongy appams are made with raw rice and coconut to give a spongy and sweet taste.
To accompany this we have Sura Meen Kulambu, which is a perfect combination for appams.
To finish off the meal we have China Grass or agar agar pudding which gives a very cooling effect to your throat and your body.
|Starter - Whole Wheat
& Sprouts Kanji
by Umm Mymoonah
|Starter - Cashew
|Main - Roti n Chole
|Dessert - Sabudana
To accompany this kanji we have a nice and cripy cashew pakoda.
For main we have Roti and Chole. Chole is cooked with chickpeas and a blend of aromatic spices.
For dessert again we have a cool milk dessert made with sago
|Starter - Kiwi
|Starter - Khajur
|Main - Masala Veggi
|Main - Prawn 65
|Dessert - Sago Mango Kulfi
And a light sweets starter Khajur.
For Main spicy Masala Veggie Pulav with this delicious plate of Prawn 65.
After this delicious meal finish off with a cooling Sago Mango Kulfi.
|Starter - Tomato
|Starter - Aloo-Methi
|Main - Sweet Potato &
|Main - Paneer
|Dessert - Peaches
and Sour cream
Start the meal with a Unique Tomato Coriander Shorba, a light comforting soup made with tomatoes.
To accompany this we have a spicy and beautiful looking Aloo Tikki's.
For main soft and layered Sweet Potato and Mint paratha with the Mild spiced delicious Paneer Tawa Masala.
Finish offb the meal with the plate of Fresh peaches and sour cream.
|Starter - Watermelon
and Celery Juice
|Starter - Baked
|Main - Stuck Pot
Rice with Yoghurt
|Main - Palak Paneer
|Dessert - Bread and
We also have a Baked buns filled with fish which is a special type of buns made by Srilankans.
For main a very eye catchy Stuck Pot Rice with Mango and Yogurt can be accompanied with a healthy palak paneer.
Finish off the meal with this lovely Bread and Butter pudding with Butterscotch sauce.
|Starter - Almond
|Main - Veg Brown
Rice Pulav with
|Beverages - Watermelon