In today’s post, I am sharing with you 30 Best Iftar Meals. As always, these are easy to make and are pantry friendly too. You can even make these ahead and re-heat them at the time of serving. These meals are not only best to serve in dinner, but you can even relish the leftovers in suhoor | sheri (early morning meal) too.
If it is just yourself or two to four people, or a larger group, planning meals is always helpful. Planning always saves time, money, food wastage and keeps you stress-free. When you already have an idea on what’s on the menu today, then concentrating on other chores is easy. As I always say, Ramadan is time for namaz (prayer) and ibadaat (worship). If you have a meal plan on mind or meal chart ready for the fasting days, then half of the work is done.
We do not have a particular choice for iftar meal. If we are having a heavy or deep-fried snacks at the iftar time, then I settle down with simple meals. For example, curd rice or millet khichdi or soup, etc.
I normally keep, iftar snacks simple. Dates, juice or rooh afza and fresh bowl of fruits or salad are most common items during iftar time. The recipes listed below are for your reference, just to give you an idea on what you can include in your Ramadan Iftar Meal Plan.
What Is The Best Menu For Iftar?
Along with this best iftar meals, I am sharing with you very popular Ramadan Meal Plans and also collection of soups, snacks and drinks.
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30 Best Iftar Meals
Pudina Aloo Recipe
Pudina Aloo | Minty Potato Curry is delicious recipe where precooked and semi fried baby potatoes are dunked in tangy and spicy curd and mint gravy.
Hyderababi Shahi Mixed Vegetable Curry
Hyderababi Shahi Mixed Vegetable Curry is spicy , creamy and delicious medley of vegetables, spices and masalas. You can easily serve this as side dish with any indian style bread and flavoured rice like jeera rice, bagara khana, pulao, etc.
Samosa Chaat Recipe
Spicy and tangy samosa chaat is most famous and much-loved Indian street food. Samosa is hand crushed on a bed of chole masala. This, then is layered with different chutneys and spices. Served by garnishing with finely chopped onion, chaat masala and lemon juice. Mouth-watering, isn’t it?
Easy Chana Pulao Recipe
Wholesome, nutritious and delicious chana pulao is best rice recipe ever. Made with protein rich chickpeas, rice and spices, this recipe is filling and comforting.
Dahi Vada Recipe
Dahi Vada is a popular Indian snack which is mostly made during festivals and celebrations. Dahi Vada are called Perugu Garelu or Perugu Vada in Andhra. Today's recipe is my mom's version of easy to make delicious south Indian style dahi vada recipe.
Andhra Gongura Pulihora Recipe
Tangy and spicy Andhra Style Gongura Pulihora is wholesomely delicious and comforting one pot rice recipe. This easy pulihora recipe calls for sorrel leaves, rice and few Indian spices. Pulihora is one the common and traditional festive treat. No-onion, no-garlic gongura pulihora recipe is vegan and gluten-free too.
Barnyard Millet Khichdi
Vegan and gluten-free Barnyard Millet Khichdi is a quick, simple and easy to cook comfort meal. Made with nutritious barnyard millet and power packed red lentils.
Lahori Chikar Cholay
Lahori Chikar Cholay is a popular street food of Pakistan. Chikar means mushy and cholay means chickpeas. This is spicy, delicious and plant-protein rich recipe.
Gavar ki Phalli Gosht ka Salan
Hyderabadi Gavar ki Phalli Gosht ka Salan. In this recipe delicious cluster beans are cooked in spicy and aromatic mutton gravy.
Andhra Style Mutton Keema is spicy and delicious minced lamb meat recipe. Keema fry is high protein recipe. The recipe I am going to share with you is one of the easiest recipe with very minimal ingredients. Do give this recipe a try!
Shahi Dum ka Murgh
Hyderabadi Style Shahi Dum ka Murgh is an amazingly delicious, mildly spicy, aromatic and flavorsome main course chicken recipe. Shahi Dum ka Murgh is a crowd-pleasing Eid, celebration and party chicken recipe.
Curd Rice with Diced Sweet Mango
Curd Rice is one of the most loved and staple food of south India. This is often served at the end of the meal. Curd rice or yogurt rice is filling and body cooling recipe.
Paneer Dum Biryani
Hyderabadi style Paneer Dum Biryani is rich, spicy and delicious medley of spices, aroma and flavour. Biryani is one of the much loved recipe in India.
Hyderabadi Authentic Qubooli is mildly spicy, aromatic and flavorsome one pot meal recipe. Qubooli is a pure vegetarian recipe made with fragrant basmati recipe, protein-rich chana dal and aromatic Indian Spices.
Anday ka Khatta
Anday ka Khatta is simple, spicy and tangy recipe, where hard boiled eggs are simmered in onion and tamarind based gravy.
Millet Daleem Recipe
Daleem is a thick and tasty porridge recipe made with aromatic spices, protein-rich meat, fibre-rich dals and millet. This daleem recipe is nutritious and wholesome one pot meal.
Best Butter Chicken Recipe
Butter Chicken Masala | Murgh Makhani is very much loved and famous Mughlai recipe. Boneless chicken pieces are cooked in spicy onion-tomato-cashew based gravy. Thick, silky smooth and creamy gravy makes this recipe perfect to serve with any Indian bread and flavoured rice.
Cheese Maggi Noodles
Spicy, loaded with cheese and delicious Cheese Maggi Noodles is comforting, filling and soul hugging recipe. This is also quick and easy to make recipe.
Cheese Pav Bhaji
Warm, cheesy and carb loaded Cheese Pav Bhaji is my family favorite dinner. Pav Bhaji is much loved Indian street food and Cheese Pav Bhaji is my humble twist to make this recipe creamier and more delicious.
Skillet Chicken Mayo Pita Pizza
Quick and easy recipe of Stovetop Skillet Chicken Mayo Pita Pizza is kid-friendly and delicious. Loaded with shredded chicken, spicy mayo and aromatic herbs.
Paneer Pav Bhaji Recipe
Paneer Pav Bhaji is much loved Indian street food. Spicy and delicious bhaji is combination of mixed vegetables, paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese), herbs and spices. Served with butter smeared pav, this paneer bhaji is filling snack and light meal on any day.
Chicken Tahari Recipe
Hyderabadi Chicken Tahari recipe is a combination of spice, flavour and taste. Perfect one pot meal on any day. Best served with raita. This tahari recipe has got the ingredients of biryani and procedure of pulao.
Sem ki Phalli Aloo ka Salan
Sem ki Phalli Aloo ka Salan | Chikkudukaya Bangaladumpa Kura (Curry) is perfect main meal recipe. Serve this sem aloo with roti or rice.
Afghani Chicken Biryani Recipe
Afghani Chicken Biryani is delicious, mildly spicy, aromatic, flavourful and easy to make chicken biryani recipe. The recipe is similar to Hyderabadi white chicken biryani recipe. Afghani biryani is soul satisfying complete meal in itself.
Keema Seviyan Recipe
Hyderabadi Keema Seviyan Recipe is filling and flavoursome. Boiled thin fine roasted seviyan (vermicelli) are added to spicy lamb mince (keema) and cooked till done. Keema Seviyan (semiya) has always been our Eid day breakfast recipe. The recipe I am sharing with you today is simple and easy to make.
South Indian Curd Idli Recipe
Gluten-Free South Indian Curd Idli | Thayir Idli | Dahi Idli is a delicious summer meal recipe or snack recipe.
Best Anda Ghotala Recipe
Anda Ghotala is spicy, quick to make and flavorful egg recipe. If you are looking for a new egg recipe or tired of making the same old egg recipes, then you should definitely try this. Anda Ghotala is combination of anda burji, ubla anda (boiled egg) and fried anda. (Anda means Egg).
Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan Recipe
Authentic Hyderabadi Bagare Baingan Recipe is thick, smooth, spicy and tangy gravy based vegetarian curry. Sautéed ggplants (brinjal) are slow cooked in thick and tangy tamarind-based gravy. Bagare Baingan is often served as a ide with steamed white rice or biryani or pulao.
Guntur Style Khichdi Recipe
Guntur style Kichidi is just like bagara rice, with rice and red lentils as the main ingredients and loaded with aroma of cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.
Arbi Gosht ka Khatta Salan
Spicy, tangy and delicious Arbi Gosht ka Khatta Salan is a must-try Hyderabadi main course recipe. In this recipe, soft and melt in mouth taro root (colocasia) is cooked along with protein rich lamb meat.
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