Ramadan Hacks: How to Spend Ramadan at Home?

Top 7 Do’s to Spend Ramadan at Home

This year, Ramadan is going to be a different experience without outdoor iftar gatherings and congregational prayers. However, the thirty days of fasting would serve the spiritual filling of the month.

The opportunity to spend Ramadan in the quarantine may become a blessing in disguise. Considering the amount of time we have to obey and worship Allah. 

Observing Ramadan at home might become our new favorite thing because of the list of things we can do at home.

Here are some tips on how to spend Ramadan. Top 7 dos  that can serve as Ramadan hacks:

Be Considerate to others

Showing consideration becomes more important in the month of Ramadan. Take care of the ones around you. 

  • When buying groceries, think of people who can’t enjoy these luxuries in the pandemic. Help them if you can
  • If you’re not fasting, for whatever reason, don’t eat in front of people who are fasting. Show empathy to those who are fasting
  • Help your mothers in the kitchen rather than lazing around. Clean up after yourself

Take part in the charity

Charity is one of the five pillars of Islam and is particularly significant during Ramadan and Eid.  

Especially at this time, when there are more people in need than people who can help. If you’re privileged enough to help others, help! 

There are so many organizations that are helping those in need. Donate in these organizations and take your part in making lives better.

Donate as much as you can

Read the Holy Quran

The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) said, “The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it.” [Reported in Al Bukhari]

Ramadan is the month of the Quran. Recite as much Quran as you can and gain rewards.  Quran will provide you the answers you’re looking for and relieve your anxiety and stress. 

Spend your time learning the Quran and understanding it. 

Take care of your fitness

Maintaining fitness becomes difficult and crucial in the month of Ramadan. As you refrain from eating and drinking most of the day and laze around all day. 

Exercise and keep yourself in shape. work out at home to stay fit.

Stay hydrated

It’s difficult to stay hydrated when you’re not allowed to drink most of the day. So after iftar put an extra effort to drink water.

Rather than drinking any other drinks (soft drinks and juices), drink water. Do yourself a favor and put a conscious effort to drink the required amount of water. Don’t stress your body out with dehydration.

glass of water
glass of water

Stay calm

We all agree that these are stressful times. We’re experiencing things that we didn’t want to experience. In the same manner, this Ramdan is also different from what we knew. 

The good news is, this too shall pass. So stop stressing yourself out. Practice yoga and stay calm in Ramadan so you can focus on your prayers.

Woman doing yoga
Woman doing yoga

Try new dishes

Ramadan brings an excuse to eat together. Grace your iftar table with different new dishes.

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Saute skillet beside spoon of spices and vegetable
Saute skillet beside spoon of spices and vegetable

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Quick and Easy Recipes for Ramadan

Try these top 5 Quick Recipes in Ramadan

All around the world, Ramadan is a special time for Muslims to get together and celebrate the Holy month. This month brings families together to enjoy the feasts in iftar and suhoor. People try different dishes with different recipes to spend delicious Ramadan.

Unfortunately, this Ramadan will be spent in lockdown, without amorous family gatherings and congregational prayers. However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate this month in high spirits. 

This month forces us to enhance the performance of our religious duties. Likewise, we can upgrade the cooking experiences and enjoy scrumptious food even at home.

Here’s a list of Ramadan recipes for Iftar. 

Beef Stroganoff

Originated in Russia, this dish is popular throughout the world with little variation. It’s easy and quick to make, and tasty to eat.

First, grill tenderloin boneless beef and cook it with raw onion and mushroom. After seasoning it with hot paprika, add tomato paste, water, salt and let it simmer for 10 min. Mix the evaporated milk with the cornflour in a small bowl. Add it to the meat and stir until the sauce thickens. Stir in parsley and remove from heat.

In 30 minutes, a tasty treat is ready for you and your family!

Beef Stroganoff served in a white dish

Honey Garlic Chicken

Honey Garlic Chicken is the quickest recipe one can make. Made from accessible pantry items, it tastes like magic.

Take chicken (preferably boneless) and dust it with cornflour and grill it. Put a pan on the stove and butter it. Add lemon (or vinegar), soy sauce, salt, pepper, garlic paste, and honey and let it simmer until it thickens. Pour the sauce on the chicken and enjoy the blend of sauces.

It takes less than 15 minutes to cook this terrific dish. Enjoy it in the iftar or dinner.

Honey garlic chicken.
Try it

Caramelized Hazelnuts Parfait with Caramel Sauce

This dessert is going to be your next favorite dish. This mouthwatering treat takes a little long in preparation but the effort is worth it!

There are three steps for the preparation:

  1. To make Caramelized hazelnuts, place sugar and butter in a small non-stick saucepan and stir constantly over medium heat. When sugar changes its color to a golden brown, add chopped hazelnuts. Remove the pan from heat and continue to stir. After that, spread it over a baking tray and allow it to cool. After it gets solid, crush it to crumbs
  2. For the parfait: Add fresh liquid cream, vanilla, and caster sugar in a mixing bowl. Using an electric hand mixer, mix it until it becomes almost stiff. Add the prepared crumbled caramelized hazelnuts to the cream mixture and fold using a metal spoon until well combined. Pour the mixture in an individual cup or in a rectangular cake pan then cover and freeze until it sets
  3. Caramel sauce recipe: take a non-stick pan and melt butter in it. Add sugar and stir constantly over medium heat until sugar becomes golden brown. Add liquid cream and stir on low heat for 4-5 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool

Take the frozen Caramelized Hazelnuts Parfait and serve it with caramel sauce. 

Caramelized Hazelnuts Parfait with Caramel Sauce
Hear the crunch?

Tabouli salad

If you want to have healthy food in Ramadan, you can try different types of Salads. 

Tabouli salad is originally Lebanese Salad which is served in all Arabic restaurants in KSA as well. If you want to eat this healthy treat, prepare it at home. It’s easy and quick to make. All you need is a good knife and basic ingredients.

This Mediterranean appetizer is made with bulgur, parsley, mint, and very finely chopped vegetables (tomato and onion). Season it with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix everything together and enjoy your side dish.

 Tabouli Salad.
Nom nom

Thai Style Chicken & Corn Soup

Soups in iftar is a part of the culture in Saudi Arabia. After breaking the fast with dates, Saudis prefer to have soup. 

If that is the case with you too, here is a quick iftar recipe of Chicken & corn soup in Thai style.

In a large saucepan, add water, garlic, ginger, mushrooms, chicken broth, chicken cubes, and corn. Bring to boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Then add chicken pieces, sweet chili sauce, and fish sauce(optional). After the chicken is well-cooked, add cornflour and stir for 2 minutes. When you achieve the thickness you wish, add chopped coriander, lemon zest, lemon juice, and spring onions. Remove it from heat and serve hot.

3 bowls of Thai soup.
Garnish it well

The recipes of soup vary on the basis of personal choice. This Ramadan, try Thai style chicken & corn soup.

These were our top 5 Ramadan special recipes. If you want to learn more recipes, join the live stream cooking classes through the Hala Yalla app. 

In the live private session, you can learn baking, international cuisines, and vegan dishes. Try different kinds of recipes this Ramadan.

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