In the Holy Month of Ramadan, the pre-dawn meal or “Sehri” is incontestably a precious and worthy time. Consequently, it needs to be the most nourishing meal that goes hand in hand with being something flavoursome and scrumptious as well. Though Weather is Mild Neither Scorching Nor Cold but Fasting, Requires a healthy yet tasty and easy to prepare Sehri Food. Top 10 Healthy and Delicious Food Options For Sehri in Ramadan 2020.
We’ve made a list of the Best Healthy and Enticing Foods for Sehri that Pakistanis love to Eat.
Top 10 Healthy and Delicious Food Options For Sehri in Ramadan 2020
Eggs are a great source of energy that will keep you fuller and give a bundle of protein in Sehri. Eggs can be eaten as fry, omelet or boiled, moreover, mouth licking fried or omelet can be eaten either with bread or paratha. Frittata is the stylish oven-baked omelette with healthy vegetable nutrients, fibre and carbohydrates.
Paratha is undeniably an obligatory component of Pakistani Sehris and no Sehri is complete without it. Paratha is cooked on a flat pan or tawa with ghee or oil. It is one of the several staple foods of Pakistan that is eaten with pickle, qeema, meat, tea or eggs. Paratha comes in many variants like aloo (potato) ka paratha, mooli (radish) ka paratha or even gobhi (cauliflower) ka paratha etc.
Qeema is cooked with green chilies, capsicum, potatoes and peas and in all variants, it is a yummylicious treat for meat lovers who want to satiate and balance their protein needs. It is good for Sehri time with a paratha, chapati, slice of bread or even on its own is a full meal.
Oats Porridge with Bananas and Almonds
Oats Porridge with Bananas and Almonds is the best thing to eat in Sehri for weight watchers that is high in fiber content and strongly recommended as a high protein diet as well. Top a bowl of porridge with thinly sliced bananas, a dash of honey and to further make it healthy add some almonds for making superfood.
Lassi (Meethi, Namkeen)
Ah… yummy! Lassi is the traditional gift of Punjab, the best drink to keep you hydrated in the month of May. Moreover, lassi is sipped sweat, salt and even flavours too and tastes like heaven in a glass! Pakistanis love this salty, savoury and sweet drink for its piquant flavour and beat known for its cooling properties. It is a great thirst quencher. To make the drink healthier, simply add some fruit such as mango to make it more delightful drink.
Chicken Cheese Paratha
it is an alluring way to use the leftover chicken in the fridge and make a chicken cheese paratha. You can make this incredibly flavoursome meal with that chicken and cheese. Chicken cheese paratha is the perfect recipe for both sehri and iftar as it contains the nutrition of grains and the heavens of cheese. Just add the chicken and cheese filling inside a steaming hot paratha to give this Mexican recipe a desi touch.
Nihari is one of the heart-throbbing Lahori cuisines nevertheless, it is a dish that is widely admired and madly loved by all over Pakistan. Nihari is a slow-cooked stew originally made from camel meat but now chicken nihari to beef Nalli nihari is more preferred and adored. It is warmly eaten with naan along with its garnishing essentials like lemon, green chillies, and golden-fried onions.
Yoghurt is one of the essential items in the grocery list when you go shopping this Ramadan. Yoghurt is one of the healthiest forms of calcium having tons of health benefits. You can have a bowl of yoghurt and your Sehri is just ready to GO!, as it is a rich dose of animal protein. Other favourable factors in yoghurt consist of calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B-2, and vitamin B-12. Yoghurt also has a good number of “Probiotics” in it, which are friendly bacteria that boost immunity and promotes a healthy digestive tract.
Green Elachi Qawa
Qawa is a traditional green tea that was prevalently consumed in Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, some regions of Central Asia and in the Kashmir Valley. Though, with its poignant aroma and delightful taste, it has taken over the hearts of people all around the continent. In Pakistani Qawa is a green aromatic drink which is much more stimulating and healthier. This tea is prepared by boiling green tea leaves with saffron wisps, cinnamon bark, and cardamom husk while sometimes it is added with Kashmiri roses which give an immense aroma to the drink. Commonly, it is served with sugar or honey, crushed almonds or walnuts and also with few drops of lemon.
Nan chanay is one of the most savored food items in the history of Pakistani Food specially Lahoris are mad for Naan Chunay. The cooking style of chanay depends on locality preferences like in the Sindh region, they are cooked as a plain curry while Punjabi style chanay are made with a spicy curry with a sour and tangy taste and sometimes added with potatoes or even chicken.
And last but not the least on the list is our very own ‘’chai”. The consumption of tea in Pakistan is as essential as to breath. (چائے), is pleasantly the most consumed beverage of Pakistan and almost no meal is complete without it. Pakistani tea is pretty much inclined to Punjabis rich, creamy cup of doodh patti, but a KURUK chaye is also highly demanded.
May Allah bless you this Ramadan with his consecrations and let you express gratitude for his countless benedictions.