I planned my very first Ramadan weekly meal last week and I was very proud of myself. Your feedback even made it all the more better, and very encouraging. So I am having a go at it again, and presenting another weekly menu. Ramadan Kareem
Sahur – start with Savoury pancakes. You know how I make my pancakes (recipe HERE), it takes less than 10 seconds in a blender. Just throw everything in the blender and whizz. That’s all. To make it savoury, add finely chopped onions, chilli or ata rodo, finely chopped vegetables.
Ogbono soup and Semolina. Recipe for Ogbono HERE
If you would rather not have solid food you can try Spaghetti tossed in a tomato sauce with peas and grilled chicken. While you are making the spaghetti and tomato sauce, simply season the chicken and throw in the oven. That way the entire meal gets ready right about the same time.
Iftar – start with a sandwich. This is something you can throw together very fast, to stave off the hunger, while you cook. Sandwich options are lightly toasted bread, spread with butter or margarine and fill with boiled eggs, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and left over chicken from Sahur. You can also open a can of sardine. Recipe for Sandwich fillers HERE
If you didn’t have solid as Sahur serve Wheat flour and Ewedu and Egusi Stew (egusi stew is egusi without vegetables). If you did have solid, simple Boiled Rice and Stew will suffice. Recipe fro Egusi HERE
Sahur – Cereal of your choice with skimmed milk.
Coconut rice and Fried fish. Recipe for coconut rice HERE
Iftar – After prayers, fry Samosa’s and Spring rolls. Serve with tea while you prepare dinner
Oven roasted potatoes – sprinkle over salt, curry powder, thyme, olive oil and seasoning cube. Serve with a rich fish stew. You can substitute swordfish with Cod, Crocker fish or Cote fish. Recipe HERE, take out the alcohol
Sahur – Start with a Milkshake and Gurundi/biscuits
Boiled plantains served with shrimp and spinach stew. This is like a mini efo riro with lots of shrimps or prawns. Recipe HERE
Iftar – Start with Giz-dodo. Recipe HERE
Boiled Yam and Garden Egg Stew. Serve with Fruit juice
Sahur – start with Fruit Salad and Yoghurt
Ekuru, and ata din din – Ekuru is made just like Moi Moi, but you blend the beans plainly (add nothing). After grinding, mix Kaun (potash) with water and add to the beans mixture. Steam just like Moi-Moi. Serve with Ata din din. The recipe for Ata din din is HERE
Iftar – Start with Indomie noodle soup. Recipe HERE
Sahur – start with Toast bread and vegetable salad
Fry Fish in batter and serve with Chips
Iftar – start with homemade fruit juice and assorted peppered meats or Kilishi. Mix at least 2 fruit juices and blend with Ice cubes
Tuwo shinkafa/Tuwon rice and Obe eyin (palm nut stew/banga soup). Recipe HERE
Sahur – start with Oats and milk. Remember to sprinkle in nutmeg and a drop of vanilla while boiling the Oats
Spaghetti and Meatballs sauce
Iftar – serve a Fruit Lassi and mini Pizzas
Pounded yam and Groundnut soup. Recipe HERE
Sahur – start with Kunu or Zobo drink and crackers to wake up the appetite and fill the belly. Healthy and nutritious too
A combination of Fried yam, cocoyam, sweet potato and plantain. Fry plantains separately as it is the softest. Yam, cocoyam and sweet potatoes can be fried together.
Iftar – start with Assorted meat Peppersoup. Recipe HERE. Again, this is fast and easy to prepare, which buys you time to cook the main meal
Fried Rice and Assorted meat. Recipe HERE
I hope this helps. Ramadan Kareem