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The holy month of Ramadan observed by Muslims worldwide, is a period of spiritual growth, discipline and reflection. It is the ninth month of Islamic calendar, in which muslims are fasting for 29-30 days during daylight hours. They do not eat or drink during daylight and eat one meal before dawn (Sehri) and another meal after sunset (Iftar) to break their fast.

With extended periods of fasting, it becomes crucial to maintaining good health and energy levels. Here is the complete guide for some of the healthiest foods to eat throughout Ramadan to support overall energy and well being. 

Elevate Your Ramadan Iftar Experience with Tabla's Indian Cuisine

Kebabs and Tikkas


When you're fasting, there's just something about Tikkas and Kebabs that you can't resist. Whether it's Fish Tikka or Tabla's Mix Grill, they taste even better after a day of daydreaming about dinner. Pairing them with lighter options like cold salads helps balance your plate perfectly. Don't miss out on Tabla's special mix grill platter for your Iftar dinner. It's loaded with Paneer Tikka, Chicken Tikka, Malai Methi, Lamb Seekh, Fish Tikka, and Tandoori Shrimps—a feast you won't want to miss!

Tasty Bhalla Papdi Chaat

Adding Chaat to your iftar meal is a great idea! After a long day of fasting, this cooling dish not only tastes delicious but also offers a healthy option. This refreshing dish involves combining small deep-fried dumplings (usually made with gram flour or lentils) with yogurt. It's then topped with tangy tamarind sauce, green chutney, spices, and a sprinkle of red chili powder, making it a vegetarian delight. You can also try other popular chaat options such as aloo tikki and paani puri for a variety of flavors.

Chicken Dum Biryani


An iftar meal is incomplete without Chicken Dum Biryani. It is a commonly prepared dish in Muslim households during Ramadan. Our Hyderabadi chicken Dum biryani offers an authentic Indian culinary experience. This signature dish from Tabla is inspired by the aromatic Hyderabdi biryani and promises to transport you to the streets of India.


This dish is made with barley, lentils, lamb and spices that are slow cooked and blended into a stew. This recipe is made with slow-cooked barley, lentils, lamb, and spices combined to create a filling stew. As the meat simmers, the long strands created by cutting it along the grain give it a hearty texture. This all-in-one dish is spooned into little bowls and garnished with thinly sliced chillies, crisp fried onions, ginger shards, fresh coriander, and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Refreshing Fruit Chaat

Fruit Chaat is a gently-spiced fruit salad topped with chaat masala, a mix of spices and black salt, which gives it a delicious blend of salty and sweet flavors. It's a staple in many Pakistani households during Ramadan because it's a simple way to get lots of vitamins into your body quickly and keep your fiber intake up.

Watermelon and Iced Drinks


Serving slices of cold watermelon is a heavenly treat after a day of thirst during fasting. Tropical fruits like pineapples blended with ice cubes are perfect for instantly rehydrating the body and restoring electrolyte balance.

More Tips For Healthy Ramadan Fasting

What Foods to eat during Sehri/Suhoor?

Sehri must be nourishing and full of foods high in fluids to offer sufficient energy and hydration throughout the long fasting hours. It is a pre-dawn meal, so it must be healthy. The following foods should be served during suhoor:

  • Oats & breakfast cereals - Oatmeal is high in fiber and during Sehri your body requires a good meal. In the stomach soluble fiber turns into a gel that slows down digestion, lowering cholesterol and blood glucose. Breakfast cereals high in fiber are frequently fortified with vitamins and minerals, giving you additional nutrition to keep you feeling energized throughout the day.
  • Fruits and Vegetables - Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and they promote fullness and help avoid constipation. They also include minerals, phytochemicals and vitamins, that are essential for good health.
  • Rice and couscous - Foods higher in fiber and carbohydrates like wholemeal bread and brown rice, take longer to digest and therefore offer longer lasting energy. Furthermore starchy foods can be a good source of nourishment. Examples are cereals with milk or rice pudding with added fruits. Apart from this, savory couscous dishes are quite filling.
  • Yogurt and milk - Milk and dairy items are a perfect source of vitamins and calcium. To keep yourself full and hydrated during the day, try a date milkshake or yogurt smoothie. For a healthy sehri, you may also mix it with fruit and cereal.

What Ramadan Foods to eat during Iftar?

After a long day of fasting, it's normal to want to treat yourself, but it is important to maintain a limited amount of sugary and fatty foods. A balanced meal is essential to ensure that the body's nutritional requirements are satisfied. Here are the top foods to eat during Ramadan Iftar meals:

  • Dates - A bowlful of Medjool dates is a good choice to open your fast as dates have been traditionally eaten since the time of Prophet Muhammad. Dates provide natural sugars for energy and minerals like potassium, copper, and manganese, plus a good source of fiber. After several hours of fasting, dates help you feel refreshed right away by restoring your vitality.
  • Meat and Eggs - Fish, skinless chicken and low fat dairy products are a good source of protein that help you intake less fat. Moreover, they support building up your immune system and body tissue repair and growth.

Celebrate Ramadan With Tabla Indian Restaurant

Celebrate Ramadan with us! Indulge in authentic Indian cuisine made with fresh ingredients. From aromatic Chicken Dum Biryani to refreshing cocktails, there's something for everyone. Join us at one of our locations and experience the warmth of our hospitality. Reserve your table now and experience the flavors of Ramadan at Tabla Indian Restaurant.

Nisha Batel
Nisha Batel

Nisha Batel, the content creator who weaves magic through her words! Working for Stealth Management Group, Nisha write creative articles and blogs on hospitality trends, food, travel, adventure, and health. With her beady eye on all the latest comings and goings in the hospitality industry, Nisha is always up-to-date with the latest trends. A self-proclaimed foodie, Nisha's love for food is unparalleled, and she is always excited to explore different cuisines, covering them in her interesting blogs.

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