If you’re looking for Pakistani recipes to make during Ramadan, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find snacks for Iftar, Suhoor ideas, and many dinner recipes. Most of these recipes are healthy and nourishing as well as delicious!

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Welcome to the ultimate roundup of Pakistani Ramadan recipes for Suhoor, Iftar, and dinner!

I went through ALL of the recipes on my blog and hand-picked some of my favorite traditional and easy-to-make Pakistani Ramadan recipes.

This roundup includes a beautiful mix of tested-and-perfected recipes that are perfect for Ramadan: fiber-filled breakfasts for Sehri (suhoor), easy Iftar snacks, quick dinners, and traditional desserts. Scroll through for inspiration on what to make this month!

Sehri (Suhoor) Recipes

Oatmeal with milk in a bowl topped with caramelized bananas and almonds.

Oatmeal with Milk (How to make Oats with Milk)

5 (8 ratings)
Here's how to make a perfectly creamy bowl of rolled oats (or old-fashioned oats) with milk. Inspired by Dalia, a South Asian porridge, this recipe shares how to make your oatmeal with milk in the optimal way. All you need is a (preferably non-stick) saucepan, 3 ingredients, and 20 minutes!
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slow cooker steel cut oats

Date Sweetened Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

5 (1 rating)
I love the texture of steel cut oats, and this an easy/lazy/delicious way to cook them. Plus, I’ve naturally sweetened them with dates. By morning, the dates take on a beautiful purple hue, and become very easy to mix in. Add to that, you’re amping up the nutrition factor with milk. Milk provides protein and other nutrients that will set you up for the day. It’s a complete breakfast.
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Scrambled Egg and Potatoes and paratha on a black plate with a gold spoon

Aloo Anday Ki Bhujia (Bhurji)

4.95 (17 ratings)
This Aloo Anday ki Bhujia (or Bhurji) is a simple, one pot, scrambled egg and potato curry made with ingredients you likely have on hand. Quick, easy, and perfect for dinner or breakfast!
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This image shows mooli wala paratha on a plate with a bowl of yogurt

Easy Mooli Wala Paratha Breakfast Recipe

5 (1 rating)
These traditional Punjabi stuffed flatbreads are popular breakfast item in Pakistan and India. This recipe includes step-by-step photos and simple directions!
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Drink Recipes

Mango Lassi in a clear glass with white straw

The Best Mango Lassi (Restaurant-Style)

5 (12 ratings)
This Mango Lassi recipe makes better-than-restaurant lassi with six easy-to-find ingredients. The base of the recipe is strong while allowing you to adjust to taste according to your mangoes. Tested to perfection!
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The Perfect Sweet Lassi Recipe

5 (22 ratings)
Watered down, not cold enough, coarse, or just bland. I’ll admit, I’ve had many a mediocre Lassi. It wasn't until I tasted my brother-in-law's version that I realized how good a classic Punjabi Lassi can be. This is my take on his Sweet Lassi recipe – creamy, smooth, frothy perfection.
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Kashmiri Chai (Pink Tea) Recipe

20-Minute Kashmiri Chai (Pink Tea)

4.95 (34 ratings)
This easy, one-pot Kashmiri Chai recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make! This is not a traditional Noon Chai recipe, but an accessible version that's still delicious (and pink)! Make it with regular green tea leaves if you can't find Kashmiri tea leaves.
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Close up of Authentic Pakistani Chai in a white teacup.

Authentic Pakistani Chai

5 (25 ratings)
The typical Pakistani or Indian family drinks chai very different from the chai latte you get at your local coffee shop. This is an authentic cup of chai you will find brewing in the typical Pakistani kitchen.
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Masala Chai (Tea) being poured into a cup

Easy Masala Chai (Tea) Recipe – Spiced Chai

5 (29 ratings)
An authentic recipe for Masala Chai (tea) or Indian Spiced Chai. This easy recipe uses black tea bags (or leaves) and whole spices and takes less than 20 minutes to make!
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Iftar & Snack Recipes

Chaat Masala powder in a gold bowl with a golden spoon sitting on a rustic surface

Easy, Authentic Chaat Masala Recipe

5 (5 ratings)
Love Chaat Masala but want a fresher, healthier alternative to store-bought? This easy Chaat Masala recipe has been years in the making and tastes just like (if not better than) store-bought! The best part? You only need 5 essential ingredients to make it!
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Pakistani Fruit Chaat (With Easy Chaat Masala Recipe)

5 (5 ratings)
This authentic Pakistani fruit chaat recipe is intense and full of flavor yet light and healthy! It includes an easy, 5-ingredient chaat masala recipe and tips for making the best fruit chaat.
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Healthier Pan-Fried Pakora

Pan-Fried Pakistani Pakora

5 (12 ratings)
This is my healthier spin on the traditionally deep-fried Pakistani/Punjabi pakora (onion and potato fritter). These pakoras are an ideal snack, naturally gluten-free and vegetarian, and I’ve included a simple green chutney recipe to go with them!
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5 minute chocolate date energy bars

5-minute Chocolate Energy Bars

5 (6 ratings)
These 5-minute Chocolate Energy Bars are the perfect pick-me-up. They’re quick and easy to make, raw, vegan, gluten-free, customizable, satisfying, nourishing, happiness-inducing and chocolatey! 🙂
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Coconut Cacao Date Balls

Coconut Raspberry Cacao Bliss Balls

5 (2 ratings)
These coconut cacao date balls are quick, easy and nutritious as a snack or dessert. They’re perfect for kids and make a wonderful Valentine’s day treat.
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Homemade Peri Peri Chicken Recipe (with Sauce)

5 (5 ratings)
Here's an easy homemade Peri Peri Chicken recipe (with sauce!) that gives the most tender, juicy results. This recipe requires just 10 simple ingredients and any cut of bone-in chicken (leg quarters, thighs, or even a cut up whole chicken). 
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Baked Peri Peri Chicken Tenders with Green Beans

5 (4 ratings)
These Baked Peri Peri Chicken Tenders with Masala Green Beans are a quick and easy sheet pan dinner the entire family will love.
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Kabab Recipes

Seekh Kebab garnished with cilantro on a white plate

Pakistani Seekh Kebab (Ground Beef Skewers)

4.96 (21 ratings)
A simple, uncomplicated Seekh Kebab recipe made with ingredients you likely have on hand. This recipe includes tips on how to make flavorful, tender kebabs that don't break or fall off the skewers. Includes pan-frying, baking, and air-frying instructions.
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Stack of three Aloo Ki Tikkis (Pakistani-Style Potato Cakes) on a round white plate garnished with mint leaves.

Easy Pakistani Aloo Ki Tikki – Potato Cutlets

4.94 (16 ratings)
This recipe for Pakistani-style Aloo Ki Tikki is made with mashed potatoes, onions, herbs, and spices. Naturally gluten-free and vegetarian (or optionally vegan).
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A white plate with Shami Kebab alongside a bowl of raita, lemon wedge and garnished with mint leaves.

Easy Shami Kebab (Instant Pot and Stovetop)

4.92 (36 ratings)
Shami kebabs are tender patties made with beef and (yellow split peas) along with onion, herbs and spices. This recipe includes Instant Pot and stovetop instructions! Naturally gluten-free!
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Chapli Kabab Recipe

The Best Chapli Kabab

5 (10 ratings)
A Chapli Kabab recipe that's simple and easy to make yet tastes like it's from an Afghan or Pakistani restaurant. This recipe includes tips on how to get them crisp and juicy without breaking or falling apart. Tested to perfection!
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Ramadan Dinner Recipes

Rice Recipes

Chicken Biryani on a gold-trimmed platter with a silver rice spoon resting on the side

Pakistani Chicken Biryani (The BEST!)

4.96 (145 ratings)
An uncomplicated yet authentic Chicken Biryani recipe with simple, easy-to-follow instructions (no curveballs!) and mouthwatering, traditional Pakistani and Indian flavor. Tested to perfection!
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Easy Instant Pot Chana Pulao

Instant Pot Pakistani Chana Pulao (Chickpea Pilaf) – 20-minute prep!

4.96 (48 ratings)
This Instant Pot Pakistani Chana Pulao is easy, flavorful, and it takes less than 20 minutes of total prep time! Perfect for a weeknight dinner yet elegant enough for guests. Naturally gluten-free and vegetarian! 
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Instant Pot Chicken Pulao in a bowl garnished with cilantro.

Instant Pot Chicken Pulao

4.91 (42 ratings)
This quick and easy Instant Pot Chicken Pulao recipe requires just 25 minutes of prep time and results in tender boneless chicken and perfectly cooked rice.
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Beef Dinner Recipes

Instant Pot Pakistani-style Haleem made with beef and grains in a white bowl with wooden spoon and garnishing

Easy Pakistani Haleem Recipe (Instant Pot)

4.97 (27 ratings)
This Pakistani-style Haleem recipe is authentic, full of classic flavor, and the perfect consistency…Yet easy to achieve in the Instant Pot.
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Nihari in a white bowl garnished with condiments

Easy Nihari (Pakistani Beef Stew)

5 (44 ratings)
Here's an Easy Nihari (Pakistani Beef Stew) recipe that requires 1 pot and less than 30 minutes of initial prep time. This recipe gives stovetop & slow cooker instructions and promises tender beef shank (or stew) meat. Recipe includes step-by-step and video!
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Aloo Keema (Ground Beef and potato curry) in a bowl with basmati rice and naan.

Aloo Keema (Ground Beef and Potato Curry)

5 (43 ratings)
Here's a recipe for an authentic, homestyle, Pakistani & North Indian style Aloo Keema (Keema Curry with potatoes). This is a traditional, one-pot recipe that's simple, easy-to make, and gives the most flavorful results!
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Easy Instant Pot Keema

5 (12 ratings)
This Instant Pot Keema (Ground Beef Curry) is quick and easy to prepare and full of traditional flavor. It requires simple ingredients and has no whole spices to bite into, which makes it incredibly versatile and perfect for as a filling for samosas, puff pastry, and more. This recipe also includes instructions on how to adapt it to the stovetop.
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Chicken Dinner Recipes

Bone-in Chicken Thighs Recipe

Bone-in Chicken Thigh Recipe (Stovetop)

5 (5 ratings)
This easy Bone-in Chicken Thigh Recipe requires 30 minutes, one pan, and 5 pantry ingredients if you don't count good old salt & pepper.
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Baked Tandoori Chicken Curry

Baked Tandoori Chicken Curry (Easy & Authentic)

4.91 (32 ratings)
This Oven-Baked Tandoori Chicken curry recipe is so simple, but tastes like you spent hours on it. 20 minutes of prep time only! Easy and authentic, with no finicky steps.
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Achari Chicken in a white pot

Easy Achari Chicken

5 (15 ratings)
This is an easy, fuss-free, yet flavorful recipe for Achari Chicken, or Indian and Pakistani chicken curry made with pickling spices.
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Holding Chicken Karahi in a karahi

Pakistani Chicken Karahi

5 (106 ratings)
This is a restaurant-style Pakistani Chicken Karahi recipe that can be prepared quickly and easily with no finicky steps.
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Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

Aloo Baingan in a skillet with naan and yogurt on the side

Aloo Baingan – Eggplant and Potato Curry

4.96 (24 ratings)
Here's an easy Aloo Baingan (Eggplant/Aubergine and Potato Curry) recipe made with simple ingredients you likely have on hand. This is a Pakistani & North Indian-style vegan curry that's tasty enough to serve guests. Tested to perfection!
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Authentic Chana Masala garnished with cilantro and julienned ginger in a black skillet

Authentic Chana Masala (Indian Chickpea Curry)

4.96 (69 ratings)
This authentic Indian & Pakistani-style Chana Masala recipe is vibrant, with just the right amount of tanginess, and rich in spicy flavor. This recipe makes tender, flavorful chickpeas in a perfectly spiced curry and requires simple ingredients that are commonly used in South Asian cooking. It’s an easy weeknight dinner that’s healthy, naturally vegan, and gluten-free.
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Mixed Vegetable Curry in a bowl with roti inside

Easy Mixed Vegetable Curry

5 (38 ratings)
This Easy Mixed Vegetable Curry is perfect as a weeknight dinner or side dish. It comes together with very little effort with ingredients you have on hand. Vegan and Gluten-Free!
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Plate of Maash Ki Dal (Urad Dal) with cucumbers and carrots garnished with sliced onions, green chilies and cilantro beside a plate of roti.

Pakistani Urad Dal (Maash Ki Dal)

5 (25 ratings)
Maash ki Dal, or sukhi (dry) split urad dal, may not be mainstream, but it's beloved by all who've tried it. This recipe makes it in the traditional Pakistani and Punjabi way – dry, as in firm, but cooked through – and adorned with delicate slivers of ginger and warming green chili peppers.
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Cauliflower and Potato Curry (Aloo Gobi Recipe)

Cauliflower and Potato Curry (Aloo Gobi Recipe)

5 (40 ratings)
Here's a Cauliflower and Potato Curry (Aloo Gobi) recipe made in the traditional Punjabi way. This vegan curry recipe is easy & authentic and requires one pot and simple ingredients.
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Authentic Kadhi Pakora on a speckled plate with tadka made of cumin seeds, red chili, and cilantro on top

Kadhi Pakora (Instant Pot and Stovetop)

5 (15 ratings)
This is a classic Punjabi-style Kadhi Pakora recipe with Instant Pot and Stovetop instructions. This recipe uses accessible ingredients and has a shortened cook time but remains true to the flavors of traditional Pakistani and North Indian Kadhi. The recipe as-is makes a large batch (8-10 servings), or enough for a crowd. Adjust servings to 4 to halve the recipe.
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Indo-Chinese Recipes

Chicken Jalfrezi in a black skillet with a silver spoon

Chicken Jalfrezi (Easy and Authentic)

5 (25 ratings)
Chicken Jalfrezi is a tomato-based curry made with boneless chicken, bell peppers, and onion. This recipe is easy, authentic, and brimming with flavor! Tested and perfected!
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Spicy Cashew Chicken in a skillet with a wooden spoon

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry (Indo-Chinese Style)

4.95 (20 ratings)
Here's a quick and easy 25-minute Cashew Chicken Stir Fry recipe with an Indo-Chinese twist. This recipe includes tips on how to get tender chicken and gives intense, yet balanced flavor! Gluten-free adaptable!
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Saucy Chicken Shashlik with bell peppers and onions in a black skillet with a white napkin underneath

Chicken Shashlik (Saucy with Gravy) – Indo-Chinese Recipe

5 (22 ratings)
Chicken Shashlik is an Indo-Chinese recipe that's made with boneless chicken, bell peppers, and onion. Similar to Chicken Manchurian, this dish is coated in a sweet and spicy gravy that's bursting with flavor. This is an easy, kid-friendly weeknight dinner that can be made quickly and easily with pantry staples.
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Dessert Recipes

Instant Pot Carrot Halwa (Gajar ka Halwa)

Easy Instant Pot Carrot Halwa (Gajar ka Halwa)

5 (13 ratings)
This authentic Instant Pot Carrot Halwa recipe is made in the traditional Pakistani & Indian style but without hours of active time over the stove. So comforting, naturally gluten-free, and only requires 6 ingredients!
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Sooji ka Halwa in a bowl garnished with blanched, slivered almonds.

Sooji ka Halwa (Semolina Halwa) – 20 Minute Recipe!

5 (10 ratings)
Sooji (or Suji) ka Halwa is a Pakistani and Indian dessert made with semolina, ghee/butter, and sugar. This is the simple, classic recipe for this already easy dessert. All you need are 4 simple ingredients to 20 minutes!
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The BEST Instant Pot Kheer

The BEST Instant Pot Kheer

4.98 (41 ratings)
This Instant Pot Kheer (Pakistani & Indian Rice Pudding) recipe has the classic flavor of old-fashioned kheer without the fuss. This is a restaurant-inspired recipe that's been rigorously tested and perfected until I can confidently call it the BEST Instant Pot kheer.
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A large bowl with sheer khurma served with spoons and nuts in small bowls

20-Minute Seviyan (Sheer Khurma)

5 (9 ratings)
This quick and easy Seviyan (Sheer Khurma) recipe takes around 20 minutes make from start to finish. It's a creamy, flavorful, tested-and-perfected vermicelli pudding recipe that couldn’t be easier or more delicious. Perfect on its own or with extras like dates and nuts.
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40+ Pakistani Ramadan Recipes Including Pakistani Fruit Chaat (With Easy Chaat Masala Recipe)

This authentic Pakistani fruit chaat recipe is intense and full of flavor yet light and healthy! It includes an easy, 5-ingredient chaat masala recipe and tips for making the best fruit chaat.

Ingredients 

Fresh Fruit (Options Below) – Yields 5 1/2 – 6 cups chopped fruit

  • 1 small apple, cored and diced
  • 1 small mandarin, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 small mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1/3 cup blueberries, (or sub berries of choice)
  • 1/3 cup grapes, cut lengthwise if large
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 1 banana, cut lengthwise and sliced

Fruit Chaat

  • 2-4 tsp chaat masala (may need less for store-bought), see (full recipe) or below for small-batch
  • 2-3 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice, (or sub juice of choice)
  • 1 tsp sugar, maple syrup, or sweetener of choice, optional
  • 1/3 cup cooked chickpeas (drain and rinse if using canned), optional
  • mint, optional, for garnish

Chaat Masala – Yields ~4 tsp

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder (amchoor powder)
  • 1/2 tsp pomegranate seeds (anardana), or sub pomegranate powder
  • 1/4 tsp heaped black salt, (or sub pink salt)
  • generous pinch red chili pepper
  • 2 black peppercorns, optional

Equipment

  • Optional – spice grinder OR mortar and pestle

Instructions 

To make the Chaat Masala

  • Heat a small pan over low-medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and dry-roast for 2-3 minutes, or until they turn fragrant and begin to deepen in color. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Transfer the cumin seeds to a spice grinder and add the rest of the spices. Grind into a fine powder. Set aside.

To make the Fruit Chaat

  • Combine the fruit and fruit chaat ingredients (except mint) in a serving bowl and mix well to combine.
  • Garnish with mint, if desired. Serve fresh or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.* Best consumed within 1 day.

Notes

*If using bananas, add them right before serving. See post for more tips.
Calories: 149kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 150mg, Potassium: 386mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 745IU, Vitamin C: 35mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 1mg

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