Food Bloggers for Exciting Iftar Inspiration
Ramadan may be a time for fasting, reflection, and prayer, but when the sun sets on the day, it’s time for iftar! This joyous evening meal often involves elaborate planning with family and friends and so many delicious dishes.
If you are looking for new menu ideas for Ramadan or want a glimpse into how iftar meals look and taste for different cultures around the world, you’re in the right place.
Check out the food bloggers celebrating Ramadan and their iftar ideas to add some spice and flavor to your social media feed! Whether you're celebrating Ramadan in UAE or Pakistan—or from the other side of the world—you'll be happy to see these foodies all year round!
Born in Palestine but now living in UAE, Sawsan is an orthodontist by day and passionate food explorer by night that shares easy authentic middle eastern recipes along with her family favorites from around the globe. She even gives a short history lesson on the origins of each recipe! Visit her blog, Chef in Disguise, to view a full index of her recipes or watch her recipe tutorials on YouTube (don't miss How to make atayef (katayef or qatayef)). She's also active on social media; follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram for mouthwatering pictures of delicious new recipes.
Since she was a little girl, Amanda Saab has loved cooking and baking, and now the former Master Chef competitor shares her favorite recipes and cooking tips on her blog, Amanda's Plate. From yummy treats and savory bites, her recipes are Muslim friendly, easy to follow, and sure to inspire you as you plan your own iftar meals. Watch her create favorites like Ultimate Fudge Brownies on YouTube, or keep up with her latest recipes by following her on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Don't forget to check out her recipe for Salted Caramel Fig Chocolate Cake—YUM!
Based in London, UK, Ayesha is the creative mind behind My Big Fat Halal Blog, your ultimate guide to halal restaurants, recipes, and travel, with a concentration on the London area. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for daily recipe updates and be sure to subscribe to her blog for recipes that would be great to make during Ramadan, like Jalapeño, Chicken and Cheese Samosas, Chilli Cheese Rice Balls, or Date and Pistachio Maamoul Cookies.
Famidha is an Indian expat living in Abu Dhabi that enjoys trying new dishes and testing and developing new recipes for her husband on her popular blog, But First, Chai. Along with recipes for delectable dishes like Kacchi Mutton Biryani and Pineapple Coconut Pudding With Caramel Shards, she shares tips and recipes for making her favorite drink, Chai. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube for daily recipes and foodie inspiration.
Lebanese foodie Summer Homayed is all about love, life, and the pursuit of happiness in the kitchen with her family—and she's invited the world to her cooktop via her Instagram, @summers_homemade_meals. She shares her favorite recipe finds from Instagram as well as her own recipes for all sorts of tasty bites, like these homemade eggrolls that would be perfect as a Ramadan dinner side. You can also check out her YouTube tutorials for tips on how to cut fruit for your party platters and making baba ghanouj.
Looking for easy-to-prepare dishes for Ramadan using common ingredients, but still get rave reviews? Get to know Fareeha Ahmed, the creator of Fa's Kitchen, a blog for easy halaal recipes mostly from the Indian and the Pakistani cuisine. Whether you're a beginner in the kitchen, love cooking, or find yourself crunched for time, you'll love her tried and tested recipes and simple step-by-step instructions. Don't miss Aloo ki Tikki, Chicken Jalfrezi, and Chocolate Dipped Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Bites! You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram to be among the first to know of new recipes.