With an entire month's worth of Ramadan meals to prepare, try mixing up your menus with some of these recipes.
I've seen a lot of recipes for this soup; however, my mum-in-law adds tomato puree for a bit of a different flavour and she doesn't add any lentils or beans. It's thick, filling and delicious, and you could make it vegetarian by using vegetable stock.
Harira is a famous Moroccan soup, and here's a hearty vegetarian version - packed with tomatoes and chickpeas, and flavoured with paprika, turmeric, saffron, ginger and harissa. The amount of water can be adjusted depending on the thickness you want. I like this soup pretty thick and nourishing, so I do not add too much water.
These kebabs are guaranteed to please. They are easy to make and packed full of flavour. Seasoned minced lamb is formed into sausages around skewers and grilled on the barbecue.
This is a delicious Pakistani/Indian rice dish which is often reserved for very special occasions such as Ramadan, weddings or parties. It has a lengthy preparation, but the work is definitely worth it.
Chunks of lean lamb are gently simmered with dates in a richly spiced gravy, then piled atop couscous and pistachio nuts, and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds. Serve this exotic dish for a special family meal or a make-ahead dish for entertaining, accompanied by some Arabic flat bread and a simple leafy green salad.