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  • Humairah and Dianah from ELEVEN

Ramadan Recipes | #weareE18VEN


Ramadan Mubarak everyone! We hope that it has been a blessed and beautiful Ramadan for you thus far. In the spirit of generosity, the both of us have prepared a recipe each to share with you - one for Sahur and one for Iftar. These recipes are relatively easy to make yet they are full of flavour and guaranteed to satisfy your tummies this Ramadan. We hope that you will try these recipes and enjoy these dishes as much as we did, InshaAllah!


Sahur Recipe: Cheesy Chili Tuna Toasties

A quick and filling dish to prepare for Sahur.

Prep Time (1 min) + Cook Time (10 min) = Total Time (11 min)

Servings: 3

Yield: 3 Slices of Bread for 1 Can

Ingredients:

Sliced Bread

Sliced Cheese/Parmesan Cheese

Ayam Brand’s Chili Tuna

Key Lime



Method


1. Open the Spicy Tuna Can & cut one key lime.


2. Squeeze the key lime into it & use a fork to stir the mixture.

Note: If you are not going to use the entire can, it is recommended that you refrigerate it.


3. Spread the mixture onto a slice of bread.


4. Tear a slice of cheese into smaller pieces & spread it all over the tuna.

Note: It is optional to cut the cheese slice into smaller pieces or leave it as it is.


5. Put it into the air fryer at 180 °C for 5 minutes.

Note: You can vary the temperature from 180 °C to 200 °C & the time from 3 to 5 minutes.


6. Enjoy!



Iftar Recipe: Pita Kebab

If you have extra time to spare before Iftar, I highly suggest you attempt this family recipe of mine for kebabs! You can either enjoy the kebabs alone or pair it with something else. For this recipe, I combined my kebabs with pitas and topped it off with a yogurt dressing.


Prep time (40min) + Cook time (30 min) = Total time (1h 10min)

Servings: 5 servings

Yield: 20 kebabs, 10 pita kebabs



Ingredients:


Kebab

500g minced beef

3 green chillies

3 green chilli padis (optional, add if you like it spicy!)

1 small onion

½ cup of fried shallots

½ cup of mint leaves

½ cup of coriander (with roots)

1 flat tablespoon of ginger garlic paste

⅓ tablespoon of cumin

⅓ tablespoon of turmeric

1 flat tablespoon of biryani powder

1 ½ cups of boiled & drained lentils

Cooking oil

Salt, sugar & black pepper to taste


Yogurt Dressing

½ cup greek yogurt

1 handful of coriander

1 cucumber

1 tomato

⅓ cup of lemon juice

Salt, sugar &black pepper to taste


Additional

Lettuce (optional)

3 pitas, cut in half



Method


1. Blend kebab ingredients.

To make the kebabs, add all the kebab ingredients, except for the minced beef, into a blender. Add just enough oil so that the ingredients can blend easily. Once blended, combine the blended mixture and minced beef in a food processor and blend again until well combined and the beef is fine. Don’t forget to add your salt, sugar and black pepper!


2. Roll kebabs and bake in the oven.

Preheat the oven to 180°C and roll beef mixture into balls. Place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. (Here I used an oiled baking tray but the kebabs stuck to the tray after baking so I’d recommend using parchment paper instead!) Note: Instead of baking the kebabs in the oven, you can alternatively either place them in an air-fryer or deep fry the kebabs over the stove.


Place them in the oven for 30 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Take them out and they’re ready to assemble!


3. Chop and mix yogurt ingredients.

For the yogurt dressing, chop up the tomato, cucumber and coriander and mix them all in a bowl. To that, squeeze your lemon and add the yogurt. Again, don’t forget to add your salt, sugar and black pepper! And voila, your dressing is done.


4. Assemble everything together.

To prepare the pitas, heat them slightly over the stove and cut them into half to open them up. An optional way to prepare them would be to start with a layer of chopped romaine lettuce followed by the kebabs (half a pita could fit 2 kebabs but you can decide how you want to assemble them). Finally, scoop some of the yogurt dressing on top of the kebabs and your pita kebabs are ready!


5. Enjoy!

Now just wait for Iftar before you dig in. Bismillah!


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