O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion, in deeds some suspicions are sins. And spy not neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to EAT THE FLESH OF HIS DEAD BROTHER? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear God, verily, God is The One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful” (Qur’an 49: 12)
Ramadan is not just about refraining from food and drink from dawn to dusk. It is also about purifying the soul and mind. Purging of anger, backbiting and cursing is also part of Ramadan practice. Once you avoid these impure thoughts for a month, naturally, one can easily maintain this state of purification for the rest of the year.
On to recipe inspirations now. Since it’s Sunday, a little feast with the extra time in hand is good for the family before starting another busy week. Therefore, I present you with Jal jeera drink to kick off iftar.
How about some kachchi biryani and shami kabab for iftar/dinner? Kachchi biryani is not as hard to cook as you may think. As a matter of fact, in my opinion, it is the easiest of all the other biryani I cook because the meat cooks with the rice. After the meat marination and preparing the layers, leaving the biryani to cook in the oven leaves me time to devote elsewhere.
I’ve received many questions about shami kabab mix being very soft which results the kababs to break when frying. I’ve never had that problem with this recipe of shami kabab. Ensure the meat and split pea mix doesn’t have any liquid after cooking is done. Also, adding eggs to the mixture and coating the uncooked kababs with egg wash helps them retain the shape perfectly.
If you are looking for the previous Ramadan recommendations, please click here.