Ramadan, where fasting is observed every year, is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month of spiritual awakeness and connection with Allah also calls for delicious suhoor and iftar foods. Kids, however, may not always be up for the food choices adults make during this time. Thus, parents may find it difficult to feed their little ones, and they might also worry if the food is enough for their kids to sustain them for the entire day. Well, fret not. We have a list of yummy iftar and suhoor recipes for kids that your munchkin is sure to love. Be prepared to see him wipe every morsel off his plate this time!
Yummy Iftar & Suhoor Recipes Your Child Can Relish During Ramadan
Getting kids to eat their food is usually a tough task for many parents. Come Ramadan, and it might stress you out more. Try these delicious Ramadan recipes for kids to keep your little one satiated through the month..
Almond and Date Milkshake
Almond and date milkshake is a great way to start the day. This suhoor recipe for kids is sure to become your little one’s favourite in no time.
- Dates – 10 to 15, pitted and chopped
- Almonds – 8 to 10, soaked and peeled
- Milk – 2 Cups
- Heat 1/4thcup of the milk.
- Soak the peeled almonds and the chopped dates in the milk for about 5 minutes.
- Puree the dates and the almonds along with the milk until you get a smooth paste.
- When the consistency of the paste is just right, pour the rest of the milk (cold milk).
- Blend until it mixes well, and you get a thick milkshake.
A wholesome meal is much required during Ramadan. This suhoor recipe for kids will ensure just that. Serve it with some honey, maple syrup, or chocolate syrup to make it more appealing to your child. Let’s take a look at what’s needed to make this kid-friendly Ramadan recipe.
- Rolled Oat Flour – 1.5 cups
- Eggs – 2, large
- Milk – 1 cup
- Butter – 1.5 tbsp, melted
- Baking Powder – 1.5 tsp
- Cinnamon Powder – 1/8thtsp
- Salt – 1/4 tsp
- Sugar – 1 tbsp
- Vanilla Essence/Extract – 1 tsp
- Take the rolled oat flour in a bowl. If you do not have flour, you may grind rolled oats in a grinder to get a fine powder.
- Add baking powder, cinnamon powder and salt to it.
- In a bigger bowl, take the eggs and whisk them.
- Add the milk, butter, vanilla essence and sugar. Whisk well.
- Add the dry ingredients into the egg and milk mixture bit by bit and combine them well.
- You may add 1 to 2 tbsps of milk to adjust the consistency of the pancake batter. The batter should not be too thin or thick.
- Keep the mixture aside for 10 minutes.
- Pour a ladle of the pancake mix in a non-stick pan.
- Spread it if needed to flatten it a bit.
- Let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat.
- When the sides start coming off the base, flip the pancake and cook well on the second side.
Kids are naturally attracted to anything colourful. Then, why not make food colourful and appetising, too? This rainbow salad recipe can be part of a tempting iftar meal for kids and adults alike. Add a mesmerising rainbow story and watch your child happily eat his veggies.
- Tomatoes – 1 cup, diced
- Yellow Bell Peppers – 1 cup, diced
- Carrots – 1 cup, grated
- Broccoli – 1.5 cups, chopped
- Radish – 0.5 cups, diced
- Red Onion – 1 small-sized, diced
- Purple cabbage – 0.5 cups, chopped/julienned
- Orange Juice – 0.5 cup
- Cider Vinegar – 2 tbsp
- Orange Zest – 0.5 tsp
- Dijon Mustard – 1 tbsp
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
- Pepper – 0.5 tsp, ground
- Salt as per taste
- Oregano – 2 tsp
- In a bowl, mix the orange juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt, mustard. Whisk well.
- Then, add some freshly ground pepper and oregano, also mix well.
- In a bowl/platter, take all the chopped/diced vegetables. You may mix them together or lay them out on the plate to resemble a rainbow.
- Drizzle the salad dressing all over the vegetables.
- Your colourful rainbow salad is ready!
Lamb/Beef Meatball Pita Pockets
There’s no doubt that iftar dishes for kids need to be delicious and interesting. This pita pocket with meatballs recipe is another way to attract your little angel to the dining table. Here’s what you need to make this kid-friendly Ramadan recipe.
- Pita Bread – 5 to 6 slices
- Lamb/beef – 500 grams, minced
- Tomato Sauce – 1 tbsp
- Red Onion – 1 cup, finely chopped
- Pepper – 1/4th tsp, freshly ground
- Salt to taste
- Cucumber – 0.5 cups, finely chopped
- Mint – 1 tsp, chopped
- Spring Onions – 1 tbsp, finely chopped
- Yoghurt – 0.5 cup
- Tomatoes – 1, sliced
- Lettuce Leaves – 0.5 cup
- Parsley – 1 tbsp, chopped
- Lemon – 1
- Olive Oil – 1 tsp
- In a bowl, mix the minced lamb/beef, 1 tbsp onion, tomato sauce, salt and pepper.
- Scoop a tablespoon and make balls out of the meat mixture.
- Keep the meatballs in a greased tray and refrigerate them for at least half an hour.
- In another bowl, mix the chopped cucumbers, mint, spring onions, yoghurt and salt.
- Refrigerate this sauce too.
- After the meatballs have set, brush them with some olive oil and bake in a preheated oven at 190 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Now, take the tomato slices, lettuce, the rest of the chopped onions, and the parsley in a bowl.
- Squeeze some lemon juice and drizzle the olive oil.
- You may add some salt and pepper if needed.
- Refrigerate the salad until the meatballs are cooked.
- Then, in each pita pocket, put some salad, then some meatballs.
- Serve with the cucumber, yoghurt, mint and spring onion sauce.
Apricot and Saffron Pudding
Dessert is an essential and much awaited part of every meal! If it’s a meal for a child, then it is only fitting to include something sweet in there! Here’s a great dessert recipe to end a perfect iftar for your little one.
- Cream – 1.5 cups
- Castor Sugar – 3/4th cup
- Cardamom – 1/2 tsp, crushed/powdered
- Rice Flour – 3/4thcup
- Milk – 3.5 cups
- Pistachios – 2 tbsp, roughly chopped
- Dried Saffron Apricots – 3/4 cup, halved
- Saffron – 4 to 6 threads
- Cornflour – 1.5 tbsp
- Water – 2 cups
- Sugar – 3/4 cup
- Bring the water to a boil and soak the dried apricots and saffron threads in it for 3 to 4 hours.
- After the apricots are properly soaked, heat a pan on medium flame.
- Pour the sugar in the pan and add the apricots.
- Cover the pan and let the sugar meltand wait for the apricots to cook until they become tender in the sugar syrup.
- Keep the apricots in the fridge.
- In another pan, mix the cream, cardamom powder and castor sugar.
- Add 2 cups of milk to it.
- Put it on the gas stove and bring it to a boil.
- Let it simmer for a minute.
- In a bowl, add the rice flour, cornflour and the remaining milk and whisk.
- Slowly add the mixture of cream, cardamom powder and castor sugar to the rice flour mix.
- Then transfer the entire pudding mixture back into the pan and cook on medium heat until you get a pudding with a thick consistency.
- Serve the pudding in a bowl and top it with a generous layer of the cooked apricots with some sugar syrup.
- Garnish with some pistachios and your pudding is ready!
We hope you like the kid-friendly Ramadan recipes above. These suhoor and iftar dishes for kids can be enjoyed by adults too, but your tiny tot will be the one most excited about this menu. Some of these Ramadan recipes for kids are time-consuming, but they are an instant hit among children. Surprise your child with one of these recipes once in a while and make the month of fasting a special one for him/her.