3 delicious Iftar recipes
1) Murgh Choly
A classic dish, the recipe for murgh cholay originated in Lahore. The dish is full of taste and its main ingredients are chicken and chickpeas.
Chicken legs 400 gram
1.5 cups boiled chickpeas
1/2 cup cooking oil
1 chopped onion
1 tsp whole cumin
2 chopped green chilies
1.58 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp yogurt
Salt (As Needed)
1 cup hot water
2 tbsp murgh cholay masala
Ingredients (murgh cholay masala):
1 tbsp Salt
2 tbsp whole coriander
2 tbsp whole cumin
2 tbsp red chili crushed
3 pieces of cinnamon
3 black cardamoms
2 star anise
4 green cardamom
3 TBSP Chicken Powder
1/4 tsp ajwain
1 tsp turmeric
To make the masala for the recipe, add all the ingredients in a pan and roast.
After roasting grind the mixture and set aside.
In a pan add oil, onion, whole cumin, green chilli and cook until light brown/
Add ginger garlic paste, chicken legs, tomatoes, yogurt, salt, masala and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Next, add a ½ cup of hot water and steam for 8-10 minutes.
In the end, add the boiled chickpeas and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes before serving it.
2) Falsa Juice
With falsas in season, this drink will ensure that you are feeling refreshed after opening your fast.
250 grams falsa
2 tbsp sugar
8-10 mint leaves
Wash the falsas and blend together with the sugar, mint leaves and lemon juice.
Strain the mixture and pour over ice in a glass.
Add mint leaves and sliced lemon.
3) Shahi tukray
This is an all-time classic dessert across South Asia and is simple to make.
2 tbsp refined oil
2 slices of bread
100 ml milk
2 tbsp sugar
Pinch of saffron (if available)
25-gram casher nuts
Fry the bread slices in a pan with a little bit of oil and set aside.
Add the milk, sugar, saffron and mix well.
Into the mixture add raisins and cashews.
Plate the fried bread and pout the mix over it