Ramadan 2013 – Suhoor
Hello everyone! Hope all the people fasting are doing well and the others are also having a great time enjoying Ramadan Iftars !
Last week, I was in a conversation with a few friends about the items we have in Suhoor. I found it interesting to note how different families have their own preference when it comes to the early morning meals. I would first like to briefly describe Suhoor and Iftar in simple terms.
Wikipedia says -
”Suhoor, also called Sehur, Sehri, Sahari and Sahur in other languages, is an Islamic term referring to the meal consumed early in the morning by Muslims before fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan. The meal is eaten before Fajr, or dawn. Suhoor as the morning meal is matched by Iftar as the evening meal, during Ramadan, replacing the traditional three meals a day(breakfast, lunch and dinner), although in some places dinner is also consumed after Iftar later during the night. Being the last meal eaten by Muslims before fasting from dawn to sunset during the month of Ramadan, Suhoor is regarded by Islamic traditions as a benefit of the blessings.”
Feel free to Google the terms if you like to read more.
Back home, we used to have Keema and Paratha – either oil or ghee ones, for Suhoor. I remember we used to be so excited to be up with the family and have a meal at this time of the night (or early morning). Mum would make delightful Keema recipes and we enjoyed various delicious recipes with warm Parathas… It is interesting to note how my husband’s family has their own Suhoor meal preference; Paratha, boiled eggs, and Kheer are a must have on the table! Of course we make sure there is absolutely tasty dish to go with Parathas!! We don’t generally have rice during the whole month.
I am sure everyone of you have your own custom menu that you prepare for your family. I would love to know what items you have for Suhoor!
Have fun in the kitchen!