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Ramadhan 1432/2011!!! All welcome

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littleducks Sat 23-Jul-11 12:28:30


I thought I would start a shiny, new, fresh thread for the month of Ramandhan.

In the past we have had some nice threads on here, so please use this thread to share recipes, ideas of activities for the children (or adults!), links to any websites with cool craft ideas, tales of family traditions for fasting days/Eid or anything else that you think is relevant.

And any lurkers are welcome to read and please feel welcome to ask any questions about Islam/Muslims/The Month of Ramadhan or Eid and we will try to answer as best we can.

eandz Sat 23-Jul-11 12:35:31


eandz Sat 23-Jul-11 12:38:30

i tried to see if there was any interest in doing potluck iftars this ramadhan. no joy.

coccyx Sat 23-Jul-11 12:44:32

going to watch this thread. I am not a muslim but live in a middle eastern country .

littleducks Sat 23-Jul-11 12:48:25

Some links to activites/crafts (I started this thread today to allow printing/preparing time!)

craft projects
In past years I have done the mosque craft mobile, chain calendar and the moon project with my children.

a couple of free coloring printouts

introducing 'lapbooks'

Ramadhan is... book

littleducks Sat 23-Jul-11 12:49:32

Wsalam eandz! And welcome coccyx!

MrsSnow Sat 23-Jul-11 20:38:43

Salams little ducks, eandz and coccyx!

I've read this blog a couple of times,

Ramadan Dinners

I also read a couple of the Malaysian ones though can't think of the names now. They've got quite a lot of good ideas on them for calendars, surah learning charts etc

eandz Mon 25-Jul-11 21:33:19

littleducks you never responded to my last pm!

littleducks Mon 25-Jul-11 22:30:03

Sorry! will do now blush

eandz Mon 25-Jul-11 23:54:40


colourblue Tue 26-Jul-11 17:43:33

Simple potatoe cutlets for iftar:
1)Mash boiled potatoes and add salt,black pepper,chaat masala, a few drops of lemon juice and cumin powder to it.
2) Now place small ball amount in between your palms, then press it to flatten a bit.and put a filling of finely cut coriander,mint and green chillies in the flatten part and than make small balls.
3)Now dip balls in egg and than bread crumbs and than deep fry.
You can also add a few boiled peas to potatoes........

eandz Tue 26-Jul-11 23:38:18

Ha, I'm still trying to figure out a way to get my little boy to stop trying to eat bacon.

littleducks Wed 27-Jul-11 09:17:19

We have been trialling 'persian' (iraqi/iranian cuisine) as I am a bit sick of the time it takes to prepare asian food, and much as I love pakoras etc. I dont think it helps with the thirst the next day (and I am to pudgy wink

I have got dd (but not yet ds) eating 'Paneer Sabzi' which is a salad with:

White semi firm cheese
Spring onions

There is supposed to be tarraon too, but I couldnt find any. You literally make a wrap with whole mint leaves, walnuts and a smear of cheese inside the bread. She just had a portion for breakfast, at her request which has to be healthier than coco pops.

I am still working on decent saffron rice but will post my final version once I have perfected it. If anyone is in London and would like to try this out without the hassle of preparing it I thoroughly recommend behesht restaurant

Not sure I can offer any words of wisdon about the bacon eandz as ds who is the one for pushing boundaries is at nursery where the food is halal which makes life easier and dd has always taken things things very seriously and now lectures me about eating too much cake after 'healthy eating' lessons at school shock

eandz Wed 27-Jul-11 09:58:39

haha! Noah has only been exposed to kosher bacon (which is turkey bacon) at nursery but on the playground he did develop a taste for the real bacon. He will trade his crisps or wheat cookies for anything called bacon. It's like watching a dug addict! I found some good halal bacon in ealing a few weeks ago, but don't know if they deliver.

littleducks Wed 27-Jul-11 10:48:25

I must admit to being shocked! Mine are only allowed fresh fruit and milk as snacks at nursery and school, even raisins are NOT ALLOWED. I can't imagine crisps and bacon!

eandz Wed 27-Jul-11 11:03:08

yeah, I wasn't too pleased either.

littleducks Wed 27-Jul-11 11:03:19

Though on a school trip they didnt lug along the government provided fruit but took a couple of packets of biscuits for the children wink seems like they can bend the rules at will!

eandz Wed 27-Jul-11 11:13:09

Well, Noah has a very long list of allergies. Feeding him is is a whole other level of complicated.

littleducks Wed 27-Jul-11 11:16:41

That must be a nightmare to manage if he is allowed/manages to anyway swap food

eandz Wed 27-Jul-11 11:42:20

It is! It's soo very annoying. It's not too bad though. Not many children go around carrying bacon. He is known for having the best snacks to trade though.

Riveninside Sun 31-Jul-11 19:26:02

Salaams and ramadan mubarak. Not fasting this week cos of you know what but i am wondering what to do given magriab is at 9 and i have to take dd to bed at 8.30 and remain with her all night in case she fits or stops breathing. If i try and sneak out any noise could disturb her and start her seizures.
Wht to do?

MOZZEE Sun 31-Jul-11 21:50:44

Riveninside, that sounds awful for you and your DD. You must be so worried about her. Has she been having seizures for a long time? How old is she? Poor little thing. If I were you, I'd go to sleep with a small light on every night, leave it on all night, and have your alarm on vibrate to wake you up for sehri. You could have a little sehri food box by the bedside - a bottle of water, sandwich, fruit, boiled egg, cold curry, whatever you fancy! You may not disturb her that way.

eandz - wtf is halal bacon?!?!?!

MOZZEE Sun 31-Jul-11 21:52:43

What's everyone having for sehri tomorrow? I've settled on porridge, boiled egg and an orange washed down with a pint of milk. My sister-in-law is having a full-on curry and rice feast!

littleducks Mon 01-Aug-11 08:15:18

A pint of milk shock goodness me, it would take me a week to drink that!
My husband was brought up with a full on meal of curry and chappati/paratha for sehri.....fall much more into the toast and tea camp!

I am glad to see more people joining the thread though, lets see how many of us are still posting by EID.

muslimah28 Thu 04-Aug-11 22:28:38

Assalaamu alaikum everyone and Ramadan Mubarak!! We're keeping things simple this year. I, and alh my dh too, do not see the Point in slaving in the kitchen all day esp when there's no time to eat anything!! So we're having soup and dates, going to pray maghrib, then eating dinner, most of which I've prepared before Ramadan and stuck in the freezer (curries, pasta sauces,pies) so I have even less cooking to do while fasting iA. smile I don't know how many fasts I'll manage this year as I'm breast-feeding 14mo ds. But i thought id cook as much as possible far ahead for the days i do fast. I thoroughly recommend this approach, if not for this year then next. But for this year why not cook for two days at a time?

I've managed one fast so far alh. IA I hope I can do more...

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