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Delicious recipes for Ramadan

by Rachel Deeley

published on 7 March 2024

For many, the holy month of Ramadan is an opportunity to reflect, connect with one’s faith, and spend treasured time with family and friends when breaking fast. Anisa Karolia, better known online as @anisagrams, knows this all too well; her debut cookbook, The Ramadan Cookbook, included 80 delicious, filling recipes developed with those observing Ramadan in mind.

Anisa’s second book, The Ramadan Family Cookbook, is all about crowd-pleasing dishes to cook and share with loved ones. Packed with 80 new recipes including 15-minute snacks, feast-worthy meals, five-ingredient bakes, and even a whole chapter dedicated to delicious homemade drinks, this cookbook has got you covered for the month of fasting and the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

Below, we’ve rounded up a selection of the brilliant recipes you’ll find inside The Ramadan Family Cookbook, including Anisa’s own recommendation for a three-course healthier iftar menu, moreish sweet treats, and refreshing drinks.

Suhoor

Banana and Date Muffins

Breakfast Banana & Date Muffins

by Anisa Karolia
from The Ramadan Family Cookbook

These sweet make-ahead muffins with rolled oats and sunflower seeds are the perfect filling snack to start your day.

Desi Omelette

by Anisa Karolia
from The Ramadan Family Cookbook

Customisable, flavourful, and packed with protein, this delicious take on the classic omelette takes just 10 minutes to make.

Healthy iftar recipes

Starter

lamb kebab and mint

Lamb Kebab with Mint Dip

by Anisa Karolia
from The Ramadan Family Cookbook

These succulent lamb kebab pieces can be cooked in the air fryer and, as well as being a great crowd-pleaser, make the perfect wrap filling.

Main

chipotle chicken skewers

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Skewers

by Anisa Karolia
from The Ramadan Family Cookbook

Smoky, juicy and perfectly charred, these skewers can be prepped in advance and go well with a fresh side salad.

Mexican-Inspired Savoury Rice

by Anisa Karolia
from The Ramadan Family Cookbook

This zesty, veg-packed rice dish is an ideal accompaniment to the Chipotle Chicken Skewers.

Dessert

berry pavlova

Summer Berry Pavlova

by Anisa Karolia
from The Ramadan Family Cookbook

This light and fresh yet satisfying centrepiece dessert pairs beautifully with Anisa’s recipe for Fruity Custard.

Drink

Mango Passion Fruit Cocktail

Mango & Passion Fruit Mocktail

by Anisa Karolia
from The Ramadan Family Cookbook

Celebrating the best of tropical flavours, this sparkling drink is a delicious and refreshing thirst-quencher.

Sweet treats

Chocolate coconut squares

Chocolate Coconut Squares

by Anisa Karolia
from The Ramadan Family Cookbook

Not only are these baked treats chocolatey and moreish, they can also be made in batches and stored for up to a week.

Strawberry Milkshake

Strawberry Milkshake

by Anisa Karolia
from The Ramadan Family Cookbook

All you need to make this gorgeous, indulgent milkshake is five minutes and four ingredients.

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