My dear friend and co blogger Lubna Karim from KitchenFlavors requested me to do a guest post for the auspicious occasion of Ramadan. She humbly asked me to share something that is served at my home during the pious month and is relished by my family and friends. I am thankful to her for considering me to be a part of her guest post and shall also take the opportunity to congratulate her for bringing up various Muslim bloggers together under one roof and share their posts for the entire month. This truly gives a feeling of Iftaar or Sehri being done together.. MashaAllah!
Like any other family, Ramadan in my family is also a most awaited annual affair which is celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm. Performing Namaaz together, making Sehris early morning, waking up kids to have their part before the time ends, reciting the Holy Quran, praying for our near and dear ones, distributing Zakaat & Fitraa to the poor and the needy, Iftaar parties etc etc, There is so much to say about Ramadan and how we worship & celebrate the whole month.
In my home i have grown up seeing my grandmother and mother making simple food for Sehri (early morning food intake) just because they had a logic behind that morning intake should always be simple yet filling. The more oily or heavy stuffs we eat, the more we shall be thirsty the whole day and won’t be able to concentrate on praying ad other religious activities. But the Iftaars were always the opposite. From early evening that ladies at home start preparing various snacks. Earlier many oily snacks were prepared but now as the new generation doesn’t like to have those oily snacks, hence varieties of fruits and sharbats are served to quench the thirst.
In my family almost everyone has a sweet tooth, hence desserts or sweets makes a special significance in Ramadan Iftaars followed by the dinner. Today i am pleased to share the fusion dessert which is actually a family heirloom recipe. The particular dessert is being passed on to generations and even today we prepare it specially during Ramzan. I really don’t know anything about the inventor of this particular recipe but have seen from my grandmother making it, later followed by my mother and now it’s passed on to me. The recipe is simple yet full of flavors and rich in every aspect.
Three basic ingredients, Rabri, Gulab Jamun and Sweet Boondi combined together and baked to make a luscious, creamy and flavorful pudding. We don’t have any particular name for it but it can be called as Baked Boondi & Gulab Jamun Pudding. You can make each of the three elements at home or can get those readymade ones as well. Though my grandmother use to make all three of them at home but lately my mom started making Rabri and gulab jamun only at home, whereas the boondi was always store bought.
I have gone to the extreme…lol . I only make Rabri at home, where as i get the Mini Gulab Jamuns and Boondi from the store. It’s not just time saving act but also saves you from the extra labor that you ought to put while fasting… so it’s a smart move. hehehe!
Love : Shaheen