“Ramadan is here, and for couples who are juggling work, family, and other commitments, it can be a challenging time to prepare iftar meals. But fear not! We’ve got you covered with some delicious snack ideas that can be made ahead of time and frozen. From savory samosas to sweet fruit bowls – these make-ahead Ramadan snacks will save you time without compromising on taste.”
Crispy tandoori finger
One snack that is perfect for freezing is tandoori fingers. Tandoori chicken is a popular Indian dish that is made by marinating chicken in a yogurt and spice mixture, then cooking it in a tandoor, or clay oven. The result is juicy, flavorful chicken that can be enjoyed as-is or used in a variety of other dishes.
Chicken spaghetti rolls
Chicken spaghetti rolls are a delicious and easy snack to make for working couples during Ramadan. Simply roll up some cooked chicken, spaghetti, and cheese in a tortilla, then freeze. When you’re ready to eat, just pop them in the oven or microwave for a quick and tasty snack.
Butter chicken potli samosa
The potli samosa is a traditional snack that is perfect for Ramadan. It is made with a spiced potato filling and a butter chicken filling and then fried in ghee. The potli samosa can be served with chutney or ketchup and is a great snack for working couples who want to enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal during the holy month.
Paneer cheesy samosa
Paneer is a fresh cheese made from cow’s milk. It has a mild flavor and firm texture. Paneer can be used in both sweet and savory dishes.
For the filling of these cheesy samosas, use paneer, potatoes, peas, and spices. You can also add some chopped green onions for more flavor. These samosas are fried, but you could also bake them if you prefer.
To make the dough for the pastry, I’ve used all-purpose flour, ghee (clarified butter), salt, and water. The ghee gives the dough a nice, flaky texture.
Spring cheese pockets
When it comes to Ramadan snacks, working couples often don’t have the time to make them from scratch. This is where spring cheese pockets come in! They’re a convenient and delicious way to get your Ramadan snack fix, and they can be easily made ahead of time and frozen for later.
Chicken popcorn is a great Ramadan snack for working couples. It is quick and easy to make and can be frozen ahead of time so that it is ready to eat when you need it.
To make chicken popcorn, simply cook some chicken in a pan with a little oil. Once the chicken is cooked, add some popcorn kernels to the pan and cook until they are popped. Season the popcorn with salt, pepper, and any other spices you like, and then serve.
Fresh juice cubes
For working couples who want to enjoy fresh, healthy snacks during Ramadan, frozen juice cubes are a great option. Simply blend your favorite fruits and juices, pour them into an ice cube tray, and freeze. When you’re ready to snack, pop a few cubes into a blender or food processor and enjoy!
Mint chutney cubes
In a food processor, combine the mint leaves, green onions, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Pulse until finely chopped. Add the yogurt and pulse until smooth.
Pack the mixture into an ice cube tray. Freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.
These were our top make-and-freeze recipes for couples finding it hard to balance work and life, especially during Ramadan. Try and enjoy Ramadan a bit more this year.