In this feature, some of the Persian food and desserts especially prepared for the holy month of Ramadan are covered.
As Muslims around the globe welcome the holy month of Ramadan, restrictions are still in place for the pandemic that changed many rituals done en masse.
This year, people may not have the chance of going to the mosque or eating Sahari (predawn) and Iftar meals in large groups. Yet you can prepare some of the Persian food and desserts at home to share with your family members.
Since fasting people do not receive the nutrients, sugars, and water they need during the day, they should make up the burnt calories at predawn and iftar. Below is a list of the most popular Persian food and desserts in Ramadan for Sahari and Iftar meals.
The traditional Iranian thick noodle soup with a strong taste of mint powder and garlic is one of the most popular food for Iftar and Sahari meals.
There are various versions of Halim in different countries, but honestly Iranian one is one of the best. The main ingredients of Halim are wheat and mutton.
Stews with rice
Gheymeh and Ghormeh stews with rice are cooked with beef and other ingredients such as mixed vegetables as well as split pea and the reddish tune of tomato sauce.
Persian Saffron rice pudding is very delicate and light in texture and mild in sweetness. Sholeh Zard is served as a dessert in Iftar.
Bamieh, a Persian doughnut with saffron and rosewater, along with a deep-fried sweet pastry known as Zoolbia can be the most delicious dessert commonly made during the holy month of Ramadan.