Mysuru, May 26:- The holy month of Ramadan across India is scheduled to commence from Sunday, following the sighting of the moon.
According to astronomers, the new Ramadan moon will be visible on Friday around the world, either directly with the naked eye or with a telescope.
For Muslims, Ramadan is a holy month dedicated to prayer, Quran recitation, and introspection and fasting during the sunlight hours. Ramadan is a month of the Islamic calendar in which Prophet Muhammad is said to have revealed their holy book – the Qu’ran – to Muslims.
The holy month of Ramadan is a time to reconnect with God, reconnect with family and reconnect with loved ones. It is a time where communities come together in remembrance of the Divine.
Meanwhile, there are many different delicious dishes that never cease to tantalise the taste buds, especially during Ramadan, but here are some of the more popular dishes from drinks, to mains and all the way to deserts. Food plays a big role in celebrating Ramadan, with special dishes and drinks served during the fasting.
Iftar—a fast-breaking meal— is a daily ritual during the month of Ramadan. A traditional Iftar menu comprises fruits juice, milk, dates and water. However, meals tend to vary from one place to another.
Haleem is made of wheat, barley, meat, lentils and spices, sometimes rice is also used. This dish is slow cooked for seven to eight hours, which results in a paste-like consistency, blending the flavours of spices, meat, barley and wheat.
Traditionally dates and water has been the favoured choice for many to break their fast at Iftar.
Rooh Afza is a popular sweet and rose scented drink made from special cooling herbs, roots, vegetables and fruits.
Lentil soup is a staple on almost every Iftar table and could almost to crown to official soup of Ramadan. It is not only delicious, but is extremely good for you after a long day of fasting, as it packed with nutritional goodies such as protein, fiber and vitamin C. It is also a low in calorie dish, so it is basically the ultimate healthy option for anyone wanting a warm picks me up this Ramadan. A very easy to prepare lip smacking snack.
Ramadan is a good time for you to prepare natural fruit juices. It’s the perfect time to make the most of this wonderful season by eating healthy fresh fruits.
The most traditional sweet is vermicelli mixed with dry fruits Seviyan by far is the most popular sweet for Eid-Ul-Fitr. Usually savoured right after the morning Eid prayer, this sweet can be made with milk or without.
– Noor Asma K