Traditional Ramadan Recipes to Serve During Iftar

Ramadan is fast approaching and most of us have started to get ready for the holy month. Although Dubai is known for its endless dining scene, which gets more popular during Ramadan because of the endless Iftar offerings, there are those of us who would prefer to stay at home and whip up a feast with some traditional Ramadan recipes to share with family and friends.

This year, with the help of La Ville Hotel & Suites at City Walk in Dubai, we are bringing you traditional Ramadan recipes to get you started on your Iftar cooking plans.

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Traditional Ramadan Recipes

Baba Ghanoush

Serves 4
Ingredients:

Grilled Eggplant:                    500 grTraditional Ramadan Recipes to Serve During Iftar

Tomato:                                   40 gr

Red Onion:                              40 gr

Bell Pepper:                            40 gr

Garlic:                                     2 tsp

Parsley & Mint:                       2 tbsp

Lemon Juice:                           20 ml

Pomegranate Seeds:             10 gr

Pomegranate Molasses:         20 ml

Olive oil

Salt

Method
  1. Roast the eggplant in a pan until it is soft
  2. Remove the skin from the eggplant and chop it finely
  3. Chop tomato, red onion, bell pepper, garlic, mint, and parsley
  4. Mix it with the eggplant
  5. Season with lemon juice and salt
  6. Garnish with pomegranate seeds, mint leaf, and pomegranate molasses
  7. Serve cold as shown in the picture

Muhammara

Serves 4
Ingredients:

Tomato:                       100 gr Traditional Ramadan Recipes to Serve During Iftar

Onion:                         100 gr

Garlic:                         25 gr

Cumin Powder:        10 gr

Red Bell Pepper:         100 gr

Chili Paste:                  2 Tsp

Bread Crumbs:            100 gr

Crushed Nuts:             100 gr

Tomato Paste:                         2 tbsp

Olive Oil:                     200 ml

Pomegranate

Molasses:                    40 ml

Berries:                       for garnish

Lavash Bread:             for garnish

Method:
  1. Roast bell peppers, onion, garlic, fresh tomato
  2. Add tomato paste, cumin powder, and chili paste
  3. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a blender
  4. Once the mixture is ready add breadcrumbs, pomegranate molasses & olive oil
  5. In the end, add berries and lavash bread as decoration

Lahem Bil Ajeen (Pide)

Serves 4
Ingredients:

Minced lamb:             400 grTraditional Ramadan Recipes to Serve During Iftar

Onion:                         100 gr

Parsley:                       40 gr

Pine nuts:                    10 gr

Cherry tomato:            4 pieces

Pomegranate

Molasses:                    20 ml

Flour:                           600 gr

Yeast:                          10 gr

Milk:                            100 ml

Water:                         100 ml

Salt:                             10 gr

Sugar:                          10 gr

Method:
  1. For the dough, mix flour, yeast, water, milk, salt, and sugar together and knead it, until it is combined
  2. Leave the dough to rest for 1 hour
  3. Shape the dough as in the picture
  4. Roast the minced lamb meat with onion, cherry tomato, pine nuts and parsley until it is cooked
  5. Stuff the formed dough with your lamb mix
  6. Bake the Lahem Bil Ajeen at 180 degrees for around 20 minutes in the oven
  7. Garnish with cherry tomatoes

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Iftar at La Ville Hotel & Suites

On the other hand, if you prefer sampling the Iftar dining scene instead of trying out the traditional Ramadan recipes, you could try popping in La Ville Hotel & Suites where Iftar will once again be served in Chival Global Social, with an emphasis on the ‘family style’ sharing dining concept. Sit back and relax whilst a mouth-watering array of classic dishes are served to your table to indulge in whilst spending time with loved ones. Private Iftars for up to 40 guests can also be held in the exclusive and stylish X-Lounge.