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)

4.93 (13 ratings)
Learn how to make a perfectly creamy bowl of rolled oats (or old-fashioned oats) with milk. This recipe shares how to make oats with milk.
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Close up of a plate of Egg Bhurji piled on top of a piece of toast.

15-Minute Egg Bhurji (Anda Bhurji)

5 (3 ratings)
Egg Bhurji aka Khageena. A Pakistani/North Indian take on scrambled eggs. This recipe is precise yet adaptable, balanced in seasoning, and addictive in texture. Perfect for a simple but elevated breakfast or brunch. Tested to perfection!
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Scrambled Egg and Potatoes and paratha on a black plate with a gold spoon

Aloo Anday Ki Bhujia (Bhurji)

4.91 (22 ratings)
Scrambled Egg and Potato Curry (Aloo Anday ki Bhujia) recipe made with simple ingredients. Quick, easy, and perfect for suhoor!
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Iftar & Snack Recipes

Dahi Bhalla (Dahi Bharay) in a bowl with mint chutney and green chutney on top.

Easy Dahi Bhalla (Dahi Bara) – Foolproof!

5 (13 ratings)
An easy-to-follow, foolproof recipe for Dahi Bhalla (Dahi Bara). This recipe makes them in the Pakistani and North Indian style.
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A bowl of partially eaten Chicken Puff Pastires with tamarind chutney.

Chicken Puff Pastry (Pakistani Chicken Patties)

5 (8 ratings)
This bakery-inspired Chicken Puff Pastry recipe is made with creamy chicken filling and store-bought puff pastry sheets. Perfect for parties!
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Pakistani Fruit Chaat (with essential tips!)

5 (6 ratings)
This mouthwatering Pakistani fruit chaat recipe is intense and full of flavor yet light and healthy! It includes an easy, 5-ingredient chaat masala recipe.
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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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Top view of a partially eaten plate of Salmon Tikka with rice, vegetables, onion and lemon.

25-Minute Salmon Tikka (Fish Tikka)

5 (11 ratings)
A quick, easy, and healthy Salmon Tikka/Fish tikka recipe that's so delicious! Includes instructions for oven, pan-frying, and air-frying.
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Drink Recipes

Mango Lassi in a clear glass with white straw

The Best Mango Lassi (Restaurant-Style)

5 (15 ratings)
The Best Mango Lassi recipe that makes restaurant style lassi. This recipe is made with mango, yogurt, mango pulp, sugar, milk, and ice.
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The Perfect Sweet Lassi Recipe

5 (24 ratings)
This Punjabi Sweet Lassi recipe uses yogurt, milk, ice, and a touch of cream to make the most refreshing Lassi for Iftar.
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Close up of Authentic Pakistani Chai in a white teacup.

Authentic Pakistani Chai

5 (30 ratings)
This Authentic Pakistani Chai recipe can be prepared quickly and easily over the stovetop. Tips and tricks included for the perfect cup!
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20-Minute Kashmiri Chai (Pink Tea)

4.97 (53 ratings)
This easy, one-pot Kashmiri Chai (Pink Tea) recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make! Make it with any green tea leaves!
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Masala Chai (Tea) being poured into a cup

Easy Masala Chai (Tea) Recipe – Spiced Chai

4.98 (72 ratings)
An authentic recipe for Masala Chai (tea) or Indian Spiced Chai. This easy recipe uses black tea bags and whole spices and takes 15 minutes!
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Kabab Recipes

Seekh Kebab garnished with cilantro on a white plate

Pakistani Seekh Kebab (Ground Beef Skewers)

4.88 (40 ratings)
An easy Pakistani Seekh Kebab recipe made with ground beef (or lamb or chicken). Includes pan-frying, baking, and air-frying instructions.
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Partially eaten Aloo Tikkis on a plate with green chutney.

Easy Aloo Tikki – Shortcut Potato Cutlets

4.95 (18 ratings)
This recipe for Pakistani-style potato cakes is made with mashed potatoes, onions, herbs and spices. They're crispy, savory and perfectly spicy!
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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)

4.86 (48 ratings)
Shami kebab are tender patties made of beef and chana dal (yellow split peas). This easy recipe includes Instant Pot and Stovetop instructions.
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Chapli Kabab Recipe

The Best Chapli Kabab

4.84 (25 ratings)
A Chapli Kabab recipe that's simple and easy to make yet tastes like it's from an Afghan or Pakistani restaurant.
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A platter with Baked Chicken Kofta garnished with chopped cilantro.

Chicken Kofta (Ground Chicken Meatballs)

5 (9 ratings)
A quick and easy Chicken Kofta (or Ground Chicken Meatballs) recipe packed with spices and aromatics for fresh, fusion flavor. This recipe includes pan-frying, baking, and air-frying instructions.
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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!)

4.95 (210 ratings)
An authentic Chicken Biryani recipe with simple, easy-to-follow instructions and mouthwatering, traditional Pakistani and Indian flavor.
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Chicken pulao on a platter with a golden spoon and raita on the side.

Pakistani Chicken Pulao (Yakhni Pulao)

5 (20 ratings)
A classic Yakhni Chicken Pulao recipe that's truly hard to mess up. This recipe promises deep flavor, tender chicken, and fluffy rice.
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Mutton Pulao in a bowl

Mutton Pulao (Goat/Lamb Pulao)

5 (13 ratings)
A classic but easy-to-follow Mutton Pulao recipe that promises deep flavor, tender goat or lamb, and fluffy rice. It’s also designed to double so you can serve it to guests with confidence. Tested to perfection!
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Instant Pot Chicken Pulao in a bowl garnished with cilantro.

Instant Pot Chicken Pulao

4.89 (59 ratings)
Matar Pulao (Green Peas Pulao) is an everyday Pakistani and North Indian rice dish. This easy and tasty recipe takes 20 minutes of prep time!
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Matar Pulao on a platter garnished with cilantro and dollops of raita.

Matar Pulao (Peas Pulao) – 20-Minute Prep!

5 (9 ratings)
This Instant Pot Pakistani Chana Pulao is easy, flavorful, and it takes 20 minutes of total prep time! Gluten-free and vegetarian!
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Chana Pulao in a Dutch Oven garnished with cilantro.

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

4.96 (65 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 and Mutton 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)

4.89 (42 ratings)
This Pakistani-style Haleem (or Daleem) recipe is authentic, full of classic flavor, and 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 (54 ratings)
Here's an easy Nihari (Pakistani Beef Stew) recipe that requires 1 pot and less than 30 minutes of initial prep time.
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Easy Instant Pot Keema

5 (21 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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Aloo Gosht (Mutton and Potato Curry) in a white Dutch Oven.

Aloo Gosht (Mutton/Lamb and Potato Curry)

4.97 (27 ratings)
Aloo Gosht is a Pakistani and North Indian-style meat and potato curry. Make this recipe with lamb or goat over stovetop or Instant Pot.
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Chicken Dinner Recipes

Baked Tandoori Chicken Curry

Baked Tandoori Chicken Curry (Easy & Authentic)

4.92 (37 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!
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Bone-in Chicken Thighs Recipe

Bone-in Chicken Thigh Recipe (Stovetop)

5 (19 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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Holding Chicken Karahi in a karahi

Pakistani Chicken Karahi

4.97 (132 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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Homemade Peri Peri Chicken Recipe (with Sauce)

4.86 (7 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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Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

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

Aloo Baingan – Eggplant and Potato Curry

4.99 (55 ratings)
An easy Aloo Baingan (Eggplant/Aubergine and Potato Curry) recipe made in the Pakistani & North Indian-style. Tested to perfection!
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Palak Paneer in a bowl with naan and rice, ready to be eaten

Palak Paneer (Easy, Authentic)

5 (11 ratings)
Palak Paneer, or Saag Paneer, is a restaurant-famous spinach and paneer curry. This recipe is crowd-pleasing with complex yet balanced, authentic flavor. It's also easy-to-follow, requires one pan if you skip pan-searing the paneer, and takes 50 minutes from start to finish! 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)

4.94 (145 ratings)
This Authentic Indian & Pakistani-style Chana Masala (Vegan Chickpea Curry) recipe is easy, authentic, and absolutely delicious.
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Mixed Vegetable Curry in a bowl with roti inside

Easy Mixed Vegetable Curry

5 (48 ratings)
This quick and easy vegan mixed vegetable curry recipe is a perfect healthy weeknight dinner or simple vegetable side dish.
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Cauliflower and Potato Curry (Aloo Gobi Recipe)

Cauliflower and Potato Curry (Aloo Gobi)

4.92 (74 ratings)
Aloo Gobi (Cauliflower and Potato Curry) is a popular Pakistani & North Indian vegetarian curry. This easy recipe delivers on flavor!
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Kadhi Pakora in a bowl garnished with cilantro and whole red chili.

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora (Stovetop and Instant Pot)

4.94 (31 ratings)
This Pakistani & North Indian Punjabi-style Kadhi Pakora is easy-to-follow yet authentic. Includes both Instant Pot and Stovetop instructions!
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Indo-Chinese Recipes

Close up of Chicken Manchurian in pot with a wooden spoon.

Chicken Manchurian (Crispy with Gravy)

4.70 (13 ratings)
Chicken Manchurian is an Indo-Chinese recipe with crispy chicken in a spicy, tangy, sweet sauce. Includes pan-fry and deep-fry options!
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Chicken Jalfrezi in a black skillet with a silver spoon

Chicken Jalfrezi (Easy and Authentic)

5 (51 ratings)
Chicken Jalfrezi is a tomato-based curry made with boneless chicken, bell peppers, and onion. This recipe is easy, authentic, and flavorful!
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Spicy Cashew Chicken in a bowl with rice with chopsticks and sesame seeds on the side

Chicken with Cashew Nuts (Indo-Chinese)

4.96 (23 ratings)
Here's a quick and easy 25-minute Cashew Chicken Stir Fry recipe with an Indo-Chinese twist. 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 (26 ratings)
Saucy Chicken Shashlik is an Indo-Chinese recipe that's made with boneless chicken and coated in a sweet and spicy gravy.
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Top view of a bowl of Hakka Noodles with a pair of chopsticks.

Hakka Noodles (Desi Chow Mein)

5 (6 ratings)
Hakka Noodles, the Desi version of Chow Mein, are an Indo-Chinese staple. This easy recipe has a balanced yet bold flavor and is ready in less than 40 minutes (including veggie prep). Omit chicken to make it vegetarian. Tested to perfection!
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Dessert Recipes

Sooji ka Halwa in a bowl garnished with blanched, slivered almonds.

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

5 (14 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

4.99 (58 ratings)
Easy Instant Pot Kheer recipe with all the flavor of traditional Pakistani and Indian Kheer. This recipe has been tested & dissected to perfection!
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A large bowl with sheer khurma served with spoons and nuts in small bowls

20-Minute Seviyan (Sheer Khurma)

5 (14 ratings)
This quick and easy Seviyan or Sheer Khurma recipe is a creamy and flavorful dessert recipe made using vermicelli, milk, and heavy cream.
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A bowl of Zarda ready to be eaten with a spoon.

Zarda (Meethe Chawal – Sweet Rice) – Foolproof!

4.60 (5 ratings)
Here's a traditional Zarda recipe that takes the guesswork out of classic Meethe Chawal (or Sweet Rice). Tested to perfection!
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A serving of Crushed Pineapple Dessert in a white plate with sliced pineapples on the side.

Crushed Pineapple Dessert (15 Minute Prep!)

5 (6 ratings)
This Crushed Pineapple Dessert is the best of all worlds: 6 ingredients, less than 15 minutes of active prep time, and shockingly good. This is the perfect make-ahead dessert that I promise your guests will want seconds of. Tested to perfection!
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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.


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


  • Optional – spice grinder OR mortar and pestle


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.


*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

If you try any of these recipes, I’d love for you to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! If you’re on Instagram, snap a photo and tag me so I can see. I always love hearing from you!