Medically reviewed by Shahzadi Devje, Registered Dietitian (RD) & Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
Are you looking for healthy recipes for Ramadan 2022? Here, you'll find a delicious selection of nourishing, savoury and sweet dishes for Suhoor and Iftar — so you can feel your best. This collection includes easy and healthy Indian and Pakistani recipes, vegan and gluten-free options, along with diabetic menu ideas and heart smart recipes.
Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, prayer and fasting. But it's also a time for delicious food! As a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, I advocate for a balanced diet that includes a variety of unrefined carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, as well as vegetables and whole grains for optimal health, endurance, and digestive relief.
If you're eager to learn how to eat healthy during Ramadan, I'm confident that this stash of easy and healthy recipes will truly make your Ramadan shine.
This collection includes 40 healthy Ramadan recipes to help keep you nourished. Whether you are looking for new ideas or want to stick to your favourites, I've got you covered for Suhoor and Iftar.
From masala fish and veggie kebabs to a rose smoothie and no-cook laddoos, this mouthwatering plant-powered assortment of savoury and sweet dishes offers plenty of choices.
20 Minute Pan-Fried Basa Fish Fillets
Vegan Shepherd's Pie
Vegan Kebab Recipe
Homemade Pav Bhaji
20-Minute Spicy Chicken Salad (Anti-Inflammatory!)
Easy Handvo Recipe
Indian Butter Chicken Recipe (Instant Pot)
High Protein Shakshuka Eggs With Lentils
Desi~licious Daal With Roasted Butternut Squash
30-Minute Curry Tofu Scramble
Beetroot Poriyal (Beetroot Salad Recipe)
Egg Bhurji (Indian Scrambled Eggs)
Kale and Quinoa Salad
Lazy Vegan Tikka Masala (Wholesome & Hearty!)
Tomato Asparagus Frittata
Oven-Roasted Baingan Bharta (Indian Eggplant Recipe)
Bhangra Masala Oven Baked French Fries | Easy and Healthy Desi Recipes
25-Minute Chicken Korma (Dairy Free!)
Vegetable Quinoa and Garlic Shrimp Recipe
Lentil Burger Recipe With Brussel Sprouts Slaw
25-Minute Githeri Recipe (Kenyan Beans & Corn)
30-Minute Massaged Kale Salad With Spicy Chickpeas
20-Minute Masala Egg Oatmeal Breakfast
20-Minute Spicy Veg Noodles Recipe
30-Minute Thai Pineapple Fried Rice (Khao Pad Sapparod)
25-Minute Curry Sauce With Zucchini Noodles
Healthy Creamy Vegan Pasta (Indian Style!)
Kesar Mango Chia Phirni (Pudding)
10-Minute High Protein Dates And Yogurt Parfaits
5-Minute Pistachio Apricot Ladoos (No Addedd Sugar!)
Vegan Falooda Recipe (No Added Sugar!)
Zarda (Sweet Rice With Nuts and Coconut)
The Best Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake
Vegan Carrot Halwa (Gajjar Halwa)
15-Minute Vegan Coconut Barfi (No Added Sugar!)
15-Minute Dried Fruit And Nut Laddu Recipe
Mini Homemade Pumpkin Pies
Soft And Crumbly Almond Flour Cookies (Low Carb!)
Special thanks to Alexandra Burghardt for helping to compile this recipe round-up.
How are you preparing for Ramadan 2021? What are your healthy eating tips for Suhoor and Iftar?
If you try any of these healthy Ramadan recipes, I would love to hear from you! Leave a comment, rate it, or share a photo and hashtag with #desiliciousrd on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Can't wait to see your photos.
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20 Minute Pan-Fried Basa Fish Fillets
- 5 basa large fish fillets
- 2½ tsp curry powder
- 1¼ tsp turmeric powder
- 1¼ tsp black pepper coarse
- 1¼ tsp salt sea salt
- 5 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 1 lemon juice
- Dry fish fillets with a paper towel or a tea towel
- Combine spices and salt and sprinkle spice mix to coat the fillets. Ensure both sides are coated completely
- In a large skillet or pan, heat oil over medium/high heat
- Place the coated fillets in the skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes per side or when cooked through
- Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
- People worry about fish sticking to the pan. One way to prevent this is making sure the basa fillets are as dry as can be.
- Before adding the fish, make sure the oil covers the pan evenly.
- You want to cook the fillets on medium to high heat.
- Once it's in the pan, don't fiddle with the fillet; otherwise, you risk breaking it apart. Allow it to sit and brown before releasing from the pan with a spatula.
- Use a very thin spatula. Some folks claim that a special fish spatula, made of metal is the best. I haven't tried this.
- If you're trying to cut down on salt, use less of it and more lemon juice instead.
Keep in mind that the nutritional values provided are approximations and suggestions. This nutrition facts table cannot account for your individual needs. Your body — including your hunger and satiety cues — change daily. It's perfectly fine to eat more or less on different days. Instead of letting food guilt take over, consider mindful eating.
Shahzadi is an award-winning registered dietitian (RD) regulated by the College of Dietitians of Ontario and a certified diabetes educator (CDE), approved by the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board. A notorious foodie, she's dedicated to helping you end your cooking wars, transform your health, and be the best version of yourself! Shahzadi is an on-air nutrition expert for CTV Your Morning and a regular contributor to other national media outlets.