Ramadan Special; Try These Delicious Beverages For Iftari
- Harshita Malhotra
Updated : April 19, 2022 07:04 IST
Try these soothing beverages for your Iftari and enjoy the meal with your family.
The holy month of Ramadan brings with it happiness and positivity. People who fast pray during the day and then eat together after their Iftari. This month is all about ibaadat and being grateful to the all mighty. Iftari is one of the important rituals of the day when the devotees break their fasts together and thank god for their well being. There are a variety of dishes and beverages served during the Iftari that satisfies the hunger and provides adequate nutrition to the body to balance out the fasting. Various types of fruits and dry fruits are included in the delicacies. Beverages have an important place during the iftari as they are filling and soothe the cravings during the summer.
Here are some beverages that you can prepare for Iftari-
Rose sharbat is a classic and traditional beverage that is consumed during Iftari. It is an easy recipe to make. All you have to do is mix some rose syrup in chilled milk and blend it well. You may add some ice cream to the sharbat and enjoy it with your family.
Banana and Date Smoothie
Smoothies are considered to be a very healthy beverage as they contain a lot of dry fruits, fruits, milk and yoghourt. Since dates are significant in Ramzan, this recipe is perfect for you. Put some chopped bananas, milk, dates, dry fruits and ice cubes in a blender, and blend it well. Pour the smoothie into tall glasses and top it up with some chopped dry fruits. This smoothie is delicious and nutritious, and will definitely add a royal touch to your palate.
Watermelon and Mint Lemonade
Nothing beats a refreshing glass of chilled lemonade when served during summers. Watermelon is a seasonal fruit and is 80% filled with water content. It is hydrating, refreshing and has cooling properties that soothe the system. In a blender, add some watermelon pulp, mint leaves and ice cubes, and blend it well. Add some water, salt, pepper and lemon juice to it. Mix it well. You may also add lemon concentrate for a strong tangy flavour. Pour it into a tall glass and garnish it with some mint leaves. This beverage is so refreshing that you would want it every day during your Iftari.
Vanilla Almond Milkshake
Vanilla Almond Milkshake is the classic and traditional milkshake one could have. Pour some chilled milk into a blender, add chopped almonds, sugar and vanilla ice cream, and blend it well. You can top it up with a scoop of ice cream and chopped almonds.
Khus Sharbat is made up khus extracts and has a cooling effect on the body. This is the easiest recipe of all. Add some khus syrup and mix it well with chilled water. You may squeeze in some lemon juice for an added zesty flavour. Mix the ingredients well and enjoy the sharbat that will refresh you inside out.
Who doesn't love mangoes? This mango season, try the recipe for mango lassi and enjoy your iftari. Add some yoghourt, sugar, milk, small dice of mango and ice cubes to a blender. Blend the ingredients well. In a tall glass, pour the lassi and top it up with some diced mango crystals or a scoop of mango ice cream. This beverage is a show stopper and I am sure you will fall in love with it deeper with every sip you take.