What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is a very important time in the Islamic calendar, and Muslims all over the world will be preparing to take part. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims won’t eat or drink between dawn and sunset. This is called fasting.
Fasting is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith, and during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast every day from sunrise to sunset.
The pre-dawn meal is known as Suhoor, and the fast-breaking meal eaten after sunset is called Iftar.
Listed below are two recipes from the western part of Africa, for your Ramadan menu.
Sobolo / Zobo Drink
Dried Hibiscus leaves
Honey or Sugar
- Boil hibiscus leaves, ginger, lemon & cloves in water for about 15 min.
- Allow the mixture to cool then strain into a bowl.
- Add honey &/or sugar to taste, mix well
- Transfer the drink to a serving jar
- Chill before serving
- Boil the millet couscous in water until soft.
- Strain the millet coucous and leave it on a plate to cool
- Add natural yoghurt, double cream, single cream to a bowl & mix well
- Add vanilla essence and sugar to the bowl. Mix well
- Add the millet coucous to the bowl & mix well
- Serve chilled