Top 7 Iftar recipes

30 Jun 2016
POSTED BY Y Magazine

After a long day of fasting, it’s important to plan a healthy Iftar meal for friends and family, says Dr Anita Das Gupta, the chief dietician at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi. Here, Dr Das Gupta provides some healthy options.



Iftar Menu 1

Iftar recipes

  • 3 medium dates- 70 
  • 1 cup chicken soup- 81 kcals
  • 1 skewer shish taouk- 140 kcals
  • 1 cup tabbouleh salad with dressing– 94 kcals
  • 1 medium Arabic bread– 164 kcals
  • 1 cup low-fat laban- 120 kcals
  • 1 cup mixed vegetable salona– 50 kcals

Total- 719 kcals

Iftar Menu 2

Iftar recipes

  • 3 medium date- 70 kcals
  • 1 cup lentil soup– 150 kcals
  • 1 cup fattoush salad with light dressing- 147 kcals                            
  • 3 baked kibbeh– 155 kcals
  • 1 medium Arabic bread– 164 kcals
  • 1 small plate fruit salad- 60 kcals

Total- 746 kcals

Iftar Menu 3

Iftar recipes

  • 3 medium dates- 70 kcals
  • 1 cup beef vegetable soup- 149 kcals
  • 2 baked vegetable spring roll- 40 kcals
  • Chicken biriyani (rice ¾ cup; chicken 60g)- 250 kcals
  • 1 cup low-fat yogurt- 86 kcals
  • 1 cup tabbouleh with lemon and pepper dressing- 30 kcals
  • 1 pear– 70 kcals

Total- 695 kcals

Iftar Menu 4

Iftar recipes

  • 1 cup chicken soup- 81 kcals
  • 3 medium dates- 70 kcals
  • 30 grams of hummus- 90 kcals
  • Medium Arabic bread– 164 kcals
  • 90g grilled chicken with steamed vegetables- 275 kcals
  • 1 orange– 60 kcals

Total- 740 kcals

Iftar Menu 5

Iftar recipes

  • 1 cup lentil soup– 170 kcals
  • 3 medium dates- 70 kcals
  • 2 medium lamb kofta- 116 kcals
  • 1.5 leafy green salad with ½ tbsp salad dressing– 75 kcals
  • 1 medium Arabic bread- 164 kcals
  • 1 medium plate cut fruits120 kcals

Total- 715 kcals

Iftar Menu 6

Iftar recipes

  • 1 cup of broccoli soup– 40 kcals
  • 3 medium dates- 70 kcals
  • 1 medium khubus –164 kcals
  • 90g grilled chicken with tarragon sauce– 225 kcals  
  • 1 cup Rocca beetroot salad- 45 kcals
  • 1 piece baklava- 113 kcals          

Total- 657 kcals

Iftar Menu 7

Iftar recipes

  • 1 cup of mushroom soup- 72 kcals
  • 3 medium dates- 70 kcals
  • 2 plums- 70 kcals
  • 1½ cup low-fat harees– 323 kcals
  • 1 cup tabbouleh with dressing- 90 kcals
  • 1 cup low fat laban- 120 kcals

Total- 745 kcals


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