memories have been associated with Ramadan. Ramadan is ninth month of Islamic calendar.
During this time Muslims round the globe fast from sunrise (Suhoor) to sunset
(Iftaar). During this time Holy Quran is recited and special prayers called
Taraweeh are performed during night. Ramadan also teaches Muslims how to better
practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice,
and empathy for those who are less fortunate; thus encouraging actions of
generosity and compulsory charity (zakat).
must be restrained. The tongue must be restrained from backbiting and gossip.
The eyes must restrain themselves from looking at unlawful things. The hand
must not touch or take anything that does not belong to it. The ears must
refrain from listening to idle talk or obscene words. The feet must refrain
from going to sinful places. In such a way, every part of the body observes the
fast. Therefore, fasting is not merely physical, but is rather the total
commitment of the person’s body and soul to the spirit of the fast. Ramadan is
a time to practice self-restraint; a time to cleanse the body and soul from
impurities and re-focus one’s self on the worship of God.
2008, I started on with Joy From Fasting To Feasting, a global Ramadan event
where I call on the bloggers round the globe to come and share their recipes
with readers of my blog and this event has gained much enthusiasm and publicity
over the years. Every season the number of entries have been increased and love
to the event has been doubled….Its sixth season of Joy From Fasting To Feasting
this year and I happy to announce something new to all the readers, fan and
followers of this space.
in a different way by calling esteemed Muslim food bloggers round the globe to
come and share their warm memories and fond Ramadan recipes, which they
treasure over the period of time. Hope you have favorable time visiting here
round the month. I had great time clicking this logo picture this year. Hope
you like it and enjoy this season of Joy From Fasting To Feasting….Ramadan
Kareem to all….
about Garam Masala powder which I use in many recipes. This homemade Garam
Masala powder is simple and aromatic. I never use store bought Garam Masala.
This Garam Masala is mainly used in Biryani, Non-vegetarian recipes, etc….I
store a jar of Garam Masala and Ginger-Garlic paste before the fasts begin
during Ramadan. It is always handy and helpful. So here is the recipe for aromatic
and fragrant Garam Masala powder which is homemade.
- ¼ cup Green Cardamom
- 2 tbsp. Cloves
- 4 1’ inch sticks Cinnamon
- 2 Star anise
- 1 Bay leaf
- 1 Nutmeg
- 1 Mace
- Add the spices to a non stick pan and dry roast on low flame
for 1-2 minutes.
- Cool and grind to fine powder. Store in moisture free air
- Always remember to use dry spoon while taking out ‘Garam
- I use this same Garam Masala in making Biryani.
So far on our Iftaar table…..click on the image to check the post….
DAY #1: Dahi Vada
DAY #2: Chilled Roohafza MilkShake – Roohafza Doodh from Mona of Zaiqa
DAY #3: Kai Pathiri from Shabs of Shab’s Cuisine
DAY #4: Ataif bil Ashta from Nazneen of Coffee and Crumpets
DAY #5: Thari Kanji/Semolina Payasam from Zareena of My Experiments With Food
DAY #6: Masala Aleesa from Rafeeda of The Big Sweet Tooth
DAY #7: Sweet Potato Balls in Coconut Sugar Syrup from Tika of Cemplang Cemplung
DAY #8: Oregano & Cardamom Roasted Chicken with Braised Fava Beans, Artichokes, and Peas from Samah of Good Cooks
DAY #9: Chicken Samosa from Thasneen of Cooking with Thas
DAY #10: Chicken Kachori from Ambreen of Simply Sweet ‘n Savory
DAY #11: Tandoori Fried Chicken
DAY #12: Chicken Hand Pies from Sadaf of My Culinary Adventures
DAY #13: Mango Date Green Monster from Asiya of Chocolate & Chillies
DAY #14: Chicken&Veggie Pie from Farwin of Love and other Spices
DAY #15: Special Bread Toast from Fajeeda of Faji’s Hot Pot
DAY #16: Gluten-Free Coffee and Walnut Chiffon Cake from Arfi of Homemades
DAY #17: Pakistani Seviyan from Sumayya of Pukka Pakistani
DAY #18: Skillet Egg in Tomato Sauce from Aysegul of NY’s Delight
DAY #19: Piyaju from Lail of With a Spin
DAY #20: Fruit & Cream Trifle
DAY #21: Matar Ki Chat from Humi of Gheza-e-Shiriin
DAY #22: Creamy Spinach Soup from Dr.Sawsan of Chef in Disguise
DAY #23: Turkish Lamb Pides from Dr.Jehanne of The Cooking Doctor
DAY #24: Koshary & Baklavas from Ola of Dr.Ola’s Kitchen
DAY #25: Es Timun from Sefa of Negeri Dongeng
DAY #26: Unnakaya from Aish of Spices in the Cookie Jar
DAY #27: Lumpia from Retno of Kedia Hamburg