Ramadan Mubarak folks!
This is a blessed month in which Muslims all over the world fast from dawn till dusk. We practice self-discipline, increase Prayers, Recite Quran and charity during this Holy month.
This Holy month also teaches us self-control, sacrifice and empathy for those who are less fortunate.
So people, try not to waste food, and try to give to the poor as much as you can, not only for this month but all year round!
Food is a huge part of Ramadan, from delicious salans and parathe in Sehri to pakore and fruit chaat in Iftar. It does get a bit old after a few days though, all the fried stuff (the food coma after all that, i could just pass out right in front of the table!), we ,meaning me and my husband opt for a more easier and much lighter-on-the-stomach option, We just have dinner !
We break our fast with Khujoor (dates), offer Maghrib prayer and than have dinner. Much better, believe me!
It was just the 3rd roza, but im already tired of frying stuff, so today I made Grilled Chicken with Potato mash and Steamed Vegetables. Paired it with this gorgeous Russian salad.
(Will post the recipe for the grilled chicken as well)
This recipe if so close to the one you get at Pizza Hut, really delicious and so easy to make as well.
The recipe is slightly adapted from Tarla Dalal.
Serving: 3-4 people
Prep Time : 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
1 Potato, peeled and cut in small cubes
1 small Carrot, peeled and cut in cubes
1/4 cup of Peas
1 Apple, diced (I like them skin-on, you can peel them if you like)
1 small Cucumber
1/4 cup of Mayonnaise
2 tbsp of Cream (or full fat milk)
Salt to taste
a pinch of Black Pepper
1 tbsp of Caster sugar
Additional ingredients you can add,
Add the diced potatoes to the boiling water. After 5 minutes, add carrot and peas as well. Cook for about 5-7 minutes. Check the potatoes with a fork to see if they are done. Drain and leave to cool.
Meanwhile, mix together mayonnaise, cream/milk, salt, castor sugar and black pepper.
Chuck in boiled vegetables, apple and cucumber. Thoroughly mix, check and adjust seasoning.