Ramadan Must Haves

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Pastry Sheets

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Dried Dates

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Nuts & Dried Fruits

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Buy All Your Ramadan food at MyJam.

Let’s start with an overview of what Ramadan is and why muslims fast during this month. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed as a month of fasting, spiritual reflection, and devotion to God. During this month, Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise until sunset. 

The main reason for fasting during Ramadan is to gain spiritual purification, self-control, and self-discipline. It is also a way to empathise with those who are less fortunate and to demonstrate devotion to God. Fasting during Ramadan is also believed to be a way to purify the soul, strengthen the body, and deepen the connection with God.

Food for Ramadan Iftar and Suhoor 

There are two main Ramadan meals which are Iftar and Suhoor.  Muslims typically break their daily fast with Iftar. This meal is usually a combination of sweet and savoury dishes, and includes things like dried dates, soups, salads, popular Ramadan appetisers like Kibbeh which comes in different types like kibbeh nayeh, kibbeh bil sanieh and fried Kibbeh another popular appetiser is Sambousek which is a type of savory pastry that is made of filo pastry sheets that is usually filled with meat, cheese or vegetables.

Moving to the main dishes, there are many popular dishes that people eat during Ramadan and it can differ between cultures. For example, in Syria there is kibbeh blaban, Palestine Maklouba or Musakhan, Egypt  Kofta,  Mahshi or Rokak,  and Morocco, Tagine, Harira, or Couscous. No matter what cultural dishes you eat, all of those delicious  meals need to be combined with one or two Ramadan drinks like Gulab, Tamarind, Carob, Sobia, Qamar al-Din,Vimto and other Cold Drinks & Juices.

Now comes the sweet (and best) part, the desserts! After having a full and delicious meal, it’s time to treat yourself with something sweet and tasty. There are many popular Ramadan desserts like Qatayef, which  is a sweet pastry made of a thin dough that’s filled with sweet fillings like sweetened cheese, nuts, or a mixture of both. It’s then fried or baked and served with sugar syrup or honey. Other  desserts people also enjoy during Ramadan  are Kuanfeh, Basbousa, Madluqa, and Baklava.

To fuel your  body for the next day there is the pre-dawn meal called Suhoor, which is typically eaten before the fast begins each day. This meal is kind of similar to the regular breakfast eaten in the morning, consisting of dairy food like cheese, labneh, and milk, bread, cold cuts, and spreads.

Whether you want to cook some delicious Iftar meals by yourself or you are not in the mood to enter the kitchen, at MyJam you will find what best suits you. We have an amazing range of Ramadan essentials, desserts and pre-made meals and drinks made by our Indie chefs like Alaz, Mama Nevin  and Abu Zaad to enjoy the flavours of Ramadan  from Iftar to Suhoor. Order today, and we’ll take the hard work out of shopping for your favourite foods.  When you check out you’ll be able to pick your delivery day, so all you need to do then is sit back.