Iftar (Dinner) is an Arabic word which means to ‘break fast’ and refers to the meal that’s eaten at sunset.  During Iftar, numerous different types of snacks and savouries are prepared. 

Often, we are inclined to indulge in heavier and richer foods than we normally eat which can lead to us feeling tired and sluggish. So we should also be very careful to what is being consumed during Iftar as well. Common Iftar foods include: Samoosas, Pies, Haleem and Naan bread, as well as, rice dishes. 

Haleem

Ingredients

2 Chicken fillets, cubed
½ tsp. Ginger Garlic
¼ tsp. Tumeric
1 big Onion, chopped
2 medium Tomato’s, grated
½ tsp. Green Chilies
1 tsp. Dhania Jeero (Cumin & Coriander)
½ tsp. rough Salt
½ tsp. crushed Chilies 
1 ½ cups Jungle Oats

Method

Braise Onions in ghee with 1 tsp. whole cumin, 2 cloves till golden brown.
Add the Chicken and Ginger Garlic, Turmeric…  braise well.
Add the Green Chilies, Dhania Jeero, Salt, crushed Chilies… Braise well.
Add tomato’s and mix well. 
Cook till the tomato water is burnt out. Then add in 1 litre of water.
Cook oats in water with 1 tsp. of salt and then liquidize this.
Add it to the chicken.
Cook till well blended. 
If the mix is too thick, add in extra water

Fried Onion Relish
½ Onion, sliced.
1 tsp. whole Cumin
1 whole green Chilli

Cook in oil till golden and add to the Haleem.
Garnish with chopped Coriander.
Serve with traditional naan bread