A Collection of Vegetarian Recipes for Iftar at Ramzan or Ramadan

I am been very blessed to have grown up in a multi-cultural environment; thanks to my parents work environment and my growing up in Mumbai. During Ramzan, I go to Mohammad Ali Road with my friends during Iftar just to soak in the atmosphere.

As a vegetarian, many of the goodies that my friends gorge on are out of bounds for me. I make do with gorging on sweets. 😀

When I cannot go, my friends who live nearby get me parcels of Malpua, Phirni and other goodies. 🙂 When I was very young, we had a full-time nanny, Astari-bai, who used to get me all kinds of goodies during Ramzan (and even otherwise). I have yet to eat a sweet Sevaiyan to beat hers. Then there was my brother’s friend Muzzamil whose mom used to make separate vegetarian Biryani just for us. I dedicate this post to all of them; they who ensured I was never left out of any celebration! Many of these recipes do not need a lot of preparation or cooking (some do) and many will result in dishes that will keep a day or two. May this Ramzan be the most blessed period in the life of all my friends.

Kebabs, Dips, Soups, and Salads

A collection of vegetarian recipes for starters (dips, kebabs, soups) for Ramzan aka Ramadan

  1. Dahi ke Kebab
  2. Hara Bhara Kebab
  3. Paneer Hariyali
  4. Falafel
  5. Hummus
  6. Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus
  7. Muhammara
  8. Baba Ghanoush or Moutabal
  9. Dates Stuffed with Almond Paste
  10. Lablabi or Leblebi
  11. Chickpead Salad
  12. Roasted Pumpkin Soup
  13. Pumpkin and Blackeyed Peas Soup
  14. Roasted Tomato Soup
  15. Roasted Carrot Soup
  16. Carrot and Ginger Soup with a Dash of Orange Juice
  17. Cream of Mushroom Soup
  18. Palak Shorba or Spinach Soup

Biryani and Pulao

A collection of recipes for vegetarian biryanis and pualos for Ramzan aka Ramadan

  1. Paneer Biryani
  2. Soya Biryani
  3. Egg or Anda Biryani
  4. Methi Tamatar Pulao
  5. Coconut Milk Biryani
  6. Dindigul Thalapakatti Biryani
  7. Hyderabadi Qubooli or Chana Dal Biryani
  8. Tava Pulao
  9. Masoor Dal Biryani
  10. Palak Pulav

Paneer Recipes

A Collection of Paneer Recipes

  1. Paneer Kali Mirch
  2. Paneer Do Pyazaa
  3. Paneer Achari
  4. Kadai Paneer
  5. Traditional Matar Paneer
  6. Matar Paneer with Everest Kitchen King Masala
  7. Traditional Palak Paneer
  8. Palak Paneer in Cashew Gravy
  9. Paneer Kofta
  10. Methi Paneer

Desserts or Sweets

Dessert Recipes for Ramzan aka Ramadan

  1. Sheer Korma
  2. Revani
  3. Mahalabia
  4. Nankhatai
  5. Phirni
  6. Semiya Kheer
  7. Badam Halwa
  8. Shrikhand


    1. Thank you, Sarah. I must confess that it is a very selfish post as I am nudging my friends who observe the the Holy month of Ramadan to think of me as well. 🙂

  1. What a beautiful post, and yes it is truly a blessing to be raised in a multi-cultural environment, always an excuse to enjoy many holidays and festivities 🙂

  2. So many wonderful dishes – although the Spanish and Italian cultures which I am more familar with are a world apart from India they have so much in common..especially the idea of food, family and celebrations being so closely linked!

  3. Absolutely, delicious and mouth-watering.
    I wish I were Harry Potter and could just use my wand to grab every item here before me in my dining table. 😀

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