Monday, September 22, 2008

Joy from Fasting to feasting

Fasting is the third pillar of Islam and it means to abstain from food and drink from dawn until sunset. Above all, Fasting purifies the heart and increases awareness of Allah's Presence.

I love to prepare my family's favorite foods during the Fast and we love to share with everybody irrespective of religion! Everybody is welcome at our table! In fact my home is always full whether it is Ramadaan or not. It gives me a great sense of well being to be able to give to and feed others. My Niyat( Intention) is that I share these recipes with the belief that all of you are actually breaking Fast here in my home.
May your Eid Mubarak celebration be a joyous one and God bless everyone!

Nazarina A.

Click on the titles of these pictures for the recipes!


Falooda aka Bombay crush





Samoosas. Sometimes I make a chicken or prawn filling for these samoosas.






Click on this title for recipe!

Chocolate shortbread thumbprints with a cream cheese and chocolate mousse swirl





Kheer( Boeber)







Banana and pumpkin fritters






Lubna Karim of Kitchen flavours.blogspot.com
is showcasing recipes that are prepared during the month of Ramadaan. These are only a few of many that I like to prepare and if you click on the names of the recipes above, it will take you to the links on how to prepare my family's favorites.

21 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Many Many thanks for participating and sending so many yummy delicacies from u r kitchen. Nice to know that u also make falooda and samosas for Iftar time during Ramadan.

Teresa said...

Everything looks wonderful.

Cakespy said...

The thumbprint cookies in particular are calling my name!

Anjum said...

lovely recipes the cookies r mouth watering wanna hav them now!!!

hfm said...

Wow, i admire anyone who can cook.
I'm absolutely rubbish!
:)

Everything looks so delish!

Girl Japan said...

Ahh.. Hi BFF! You totally amaze me, ooohhh could I please use your recipe for the choco shortbread? If anything, shortbread of any kind is a fav of mine.

Yasmeen said...

AsSalaam Alaykum Nazarina,
Hope you are having a blessed Ramadan.
thank you for joining in the celebration.
Subhanallah those are delicious array of recipes.

Nazarina A said...

To Girl Japan"Sweetie you are welcome to use any of my recipes!

To Yasmeen, Lubna, Teresa, Cakespy,Anjum, ( Thank you all for your kind words!

To Hfm: I am sure you are wayyyyyy good at cooking than what you give yourself credit for!

Manggy said...

Aww, that's so nice! The cookies and the samosas look especially incredible!

Tny said...

All food displayed are totally awesome.. make me lapar summore :p~

I got ur link from sis Marcia :)

Girl Japan said...

Yay.. I found it.. the recipe.. link.. opps thanks darling = )

Reeni said...

Everything looks so delicious! Especially the samoosas and fritters, yummy. Much admiration for you for fasting. I am amazed that you can go from morning to night without even a drink? I guess it helps to know you have this lovely spread of food waiting for you at the end of your day.

The Food Hunter said...

everything looks really good. especially the cookies!

Celine said...

absolutely stunning pictures! :D

Jaya said...

Oh! I just loved all here , specially samosas and cookies .
some good pictures to see also .
hugs and smiles

vandana rajesh said...

This sure is a wonderful treat. Thks for visiting my blog.

ICook4Fun said...

Hi there, I blog hop from Jaya's and landed here. You have a very nice blog. By the way, Selamat Hari Raya to you and your family.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Everything looks so gourmet. I love the pink drinks!

Sweetiepie said...

I love banana fritters but never try pumpkin fritters.I think I should try it one day.The shortbread are lovely.:)

Nemo @ daily-dabble.com said...

Hi there!
First time visitor here :) fellow South African too!

Love your blog. Your photos are gorgeous and your food looks sooo yummy! I must try some of these. I'll bookmark your site and be back!

Hope you have a super weekend!!!

Noor said...

Oh wow your set ups look so amazing mashAllah. It looks almost to good to eat (ALMOST) lol...

I cant wait to try your recipes..