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Khana during Sehri and Iftar to help you with sawm

The sacred month of Ramzan has begun marking the completion of nine months according to the Islamic calendar. Muslims, all over the world observe a fast for 29 days from sunrise to sunset. Everyone who is observing fasts only has 2 meals in a day which is sehri, before dawn and iftar after dawn. People often think the fasting of Ramadan to be very difficult which is true but another fact is that every fasting is easy if you consume the right nutrients during it. This vigorous fast is broken with a wholesome meal to give your body the required nutrients. This month is the most important for Muslims because it’s not just the holy month but also because it’s all about growing their relationship with Allah!

To make sure all the Muslims are healthy and fit to observe their fasts here is something that we can help you with, to keep you energetic throughout the day. These recipes are not just wholesome but also loaded with deliciousness!


During the fast, it is vital to eat healthily and avoid oily things after a long break. Originated in Northern Lebanon, Fattoush is the king of salads made with freshly sliced vegetables including a lot of vitamins and minerals which your body needs right now.

Dates and Nut Cubes

Any festival is incomplete without sweets and dates play a very important role in iftar. Most of the Muslims around the world start their iftar with dates and water following the footsteps of the Prophet, as he broke his fast with three dates and with a glass of water too. Here is a recipe for the cubes of sweetness to break your fast on a sugary note.

Mutton Seekh Kebab

It is important to maintain the stability of starch and carbohydrates in the body. These succulent, juicy and tender kebabs wrapped around sugarcane sticks and then grilled to perfection are surely going to make your tummy happy.

Watermelon Lollipop

Summer is at its peak and the climate can tire anyone. It is highly important to stay hydrated during this time. Starting your day with a cool splash of watermelon can rejuvenate and cool down your body. It will keep you hydrated for a little longer than other foods as the water content in these lollipops are pretty high.

Apple Oatmeal Smoothie

Eating during such an early time can be a bit difficult. To keep you full and healthy for the whole day you cannot ask for a better recipe than this - Apple oatmeal smoothie. People mostly prefer to eat light or drink something during the sehri, so this can work perfectly. Since it tastes more like a milkshake and is also filled with nutrients, so it is surely a huge win.

Ramzan is all about love, compassion, and self-improvement. Sharing your food with the needy is one of the most important aspects of this festival and it encourages people to be more empathetic and grow spiritually. In these testing times, we all should do our bit and help each other in whatever way we can!

Happy Ramadan to you!


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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.