Ramadan 2024 Recipes: Making the Most of Dates

March 6, 2024

Ramadan is that time of the year, which is considered very auspicious by the Muslims. It is also a festival that is eagerly awaited for by food enthusiasts because of finding the opportunity to sample a range of delectable traditional dishes. Ramadan recipes are usually passed on from generations, which is why some flavours can never be matched by others. The holy month of is here! While we commonly associate the festival with fasting, it is also a time for devotion, compassion, generosity and forgiveness for the Muslims. And, then there’s the smorgasbord of traditional delicacies to notch up the festive fervour. Ramzan is also the time when you will find various streets across the country coming alive with vendors selling hot mawa jalebis, phirni, , with khameeri roti, paaya, , seviyan, burfis – you name it! If you are up for some indulgence, you need to stroll down these streets to see it for yourself and sample these authentic treats first hand. Or better still, have a home-made meal with a Muslim family.

There are also some ingredients which feature commonly in most Muslim households around this time. One such example is . This energy boosting dry fruit helps in keeping one fuelled up throughout the day, and hence is included in suhoor, the meal before dawn, so that is helps during the time of .

Dates, the sweet fruits of the date palm tree, aren’t just an exemplary fruit but a sacred one as well. Prophet Muhammad was once reported to have said “A house without dates has no food.” Muslims continue his tradition and break their with dates.

Ramadan 2024 Recipes​: Dates


Dates boast of a large number of vital nutrients, which contribute to various health benefits. If you’re looking for fiber, potassium or copper then it’s a good source. It contains 54% sugar and 7%, and is recommended for those with poor heart health. It is said to reduce the risk of a stroke and also aids in the process of .

That’s not all; dates are known to have a high magnesium content that regulates the levels of calcium, and electrolytes in the body. It propels the insulin levels in the blood and helps with boosting energy.

Good things certainly do come in small packages.

Here are 10 creative ways of including dates in your diet:

Recipe by Plavaneeta Borah

Blue and dates is a match made in heaven. They both complement each other like a dream. Tip in some to add some zing. For the recipe, click .

stuffed dates with blue cheese

Recipe by Chef Praveen Gonsalves

A quick and easy to curb your sweet cravings. Dates impart natural sweetness to the kheer and nuts add a nice crunch. For the recipe, click .

Ramadan 2024 Recipes​: Dates and Walnut Kheer


Recipe by Plavaneeta Borah

This energy booster is the perfect snack to nibble on. Loaded with the goodness of dates, nuts and , you can also throw in some seeds of your choice. For the recipe, click .

Ramadan 2024 Recipes​: Dates and Cashew Vegan Balls

dates and cashew vegan balls

Recipe by Chef Roopa Gulati

A delicious roll made with crushed biscuits, dates and , and then chilled, cut into small slices and served with an ice-cream scoop, chocolate strips, mint sprigs and some fresh . For the recipe, click .

Ramadan 2024 Recipes: Date Biscuit Roll


Recipe by Plavaneeta Borah

Looking for some sweet indulgence? You will love this sinful recipe which brings together dates, figs and . For the recipe, click .

Ramadan 2024 Recipes: Dates and Figs Fudge

dates and fig fudge

Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani

Brownies baked with the fruity punch of dates and . It’s hard to resist digging into a delicious treat like this. For the recipe, click .

Ramadan 2024 Recipes: Date and Prune Brownies

dates and prune brownie

Recipe by Chef Lo Ka Yan, Taj Palace Hotel

Fried layers of dough with a date filling, perfect for a sweet indulgence! For the recipe, click .

Ramadan 2024 Recipes​: Date Pancakes


Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta

A sweet and sour date chutney that goes brilliantly with pani puri, aloo chaat and all kinds of crispy snacks. For the recipe, click .

Ramadan 2024 Recipes​: Sweet Date Chutney

date chutney

Recipe by Chef Vandana Kaul

A mouth-watering with the goodness of dates, which is easy to make. You cannot say no to this one! For the recipe, click .

Ramadan 2024 Recipes​: Date Cake


Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta

Enjoy this traditional dessert flavoured with dates and cashew nuts. The flavours of and cardamom take it to another level. For the recipe, click .

Ramadan 2024 Recipes​: Dates Halwa


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