Staying home this Ramadan? Read our simple
recipes for Naan, Saj, and more, to create mouth-watering homemade bread.
Ramadan is here and so is the endless
search for Ramadan recipes, whether online or through cooking books. This year
is even more challenging due to the quarantine and self-imposed isolation to
keep our family and friends safe.
With so much time spent at home, new
cooking skills can come in handy for rich Iftar tables. From Saj to banana
bread, learn how to bake your own homemade bread this Ramadan!
Also known as markouk, mashrouh, and khebz ruqaq,
Saj is a type of flatbread that is a staple of Arabic cuisine and a perfect
addition to your Ramadan Iftars. It is commonly seen being prepared in bakeries
and snacks all around the region on domed or convex metal grill.
cups of flour
cup of boiling water
tablespoon of salt
tablespoon of vegetable oil
all ingredients in a dough mixer until you can form a tender ball with the
dough. If it’s too dry, add water to the mix one tablespoon at a time.
you have the desired form and texture, allow it to rest for 10 minutes, then
cut your dough into smaller pieces, shaping them into smaller balls.
each ball with your palm and a rolling pin while frequently lifting and turning
it and sprinkling extra flour on the surface if it’s starting to stick. Keep
going until the dough is somewhat see-through.
most homes don’t have a Saj skillet, the trick is to use a wok upside down or
simply use a cast-iron skillet.
the dough when bubbles form on the surface if you want it crunchy, or just cook
one side if you want to use the bread for sandwiches. While preparing the
remaining dough, keep the cooked Saj breads covered with a clean kitchen towel.
bring some Mexican twist to your Ramadan recipes with some chicken quesadillas
or taquitos? Thankfully, making tortilla bread is not as hard as you think.
cups all-purpose flour
teaspoon of salt
cup of water
● 3 tablespoons of olive oil
by combining the flour and salt in a bowl, stirring in the water and oil.
flour onto the surface where you are kneading the dough, adding a little flour
or water if needed to achieve a smooth dough. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
the dough into 8 portions rolling each one into a 17 cm circle.
● Cook tortillas in a greased cast-iron
skillet over medium heat for 1 minute on each side or until lightly browned.
savory, Naan bread is the perfect way to accompany any Indian Ramadan recipe
you wish to prepare during Ramadan. It also tastes great when dipped in a
Hummus or Muhammara dip.
cup of warm water
teaspoons of instant yeast
teaspoon of sugar
tablespoons of olive oil
cup of plain yogurt
teaspoon of salt
½ cups of all-purpose flour
tablespoons of melted butter
teaspoons of minced garlic (optional)
in a bowl the warm water with yeast and sugar, letting the mixture sit for 5
minutes or until it is bubbly. Add to it olive oil, yogurt, egg, salt and 2
cups of flour, stirring until smooth.
adding flour to the dough if needed, kneading it a few times on a floured
surface until it is soft and smooth.
the dough in a greased bowl, cover it and let it rise in a warm place until it
is double in size
a skillet on medium heat. Meanwhile, cut the dough into 8 pieces and on a
floured surface, roll each piece into a 15 cm circle each.
a little oil to a skillet or use non-stick spray and cook each circle for 2 to
3 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Flip over and cook for another 2 to
the top of each naan with melted butter and minced garlic (the garlic is
Finally, dishwashing can be daunting during
Ramadan, but Fairy Platinum gives you the same results in a 10-minute soak
instead of soaking overnight, cutting through baked-on grease in no time.
Tell us in
the comments what you thought of our homemade bread recipes and if you are
thinking of preparing them this Ramadan!
For those with a sweet
tooth, download now our homemade bread recipe for banana bread with a twist.