7/26/2012

Iftar in my home...

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Iftar (Arabic: إفطار‎), refers to the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together. Iftar is done right after Maghrib (sunset) time. Traditionally, three dates are eaten to break the fast. This here is a typical iftar meal in my home, I usually serve a couple desserts as well and most of the time wait at least 3 hours to serve a meal such as Moroccan tagine. The items in the picture are quite healthy, oat soup, homemade wheat bread, tomato salad with red onions and goat cheese, fruit, Indian chai, and a traditional chicken and olive tagine and of course you can't break your fast in my home without dates. The dates served tonight I believe are called "Rothana" and are found just about anywhere this time of year, sold for about $2 a kilo. These particular dates are very juice, the yellow top is slightly bitter but when left out room temperature they will ripen in a day or two, they however must be stored in the refrigerator. 

2 comments:

Noor said...

MashAllah it looks so nice and you have great lighting at your table, I wish I did mine is SO DARK like a cave lol. Everything looks so good mashAllah. Those dates are so popular here Saudis like to serve them with tea bc the sweetness of it goes with the sour end :) ANd yea those are ruthana..

Asmaa @ Bake It... said...

MashAllah delicious and so inviting

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