Make ahead Frozen Food for Ramadan/Frozen Desi Food Recipes

Prepare ahead Iftar and Suhoor Recipes For Ramadan/ Frozen Desi Food Recipes

Ramadan is a time Muslims look forward to, as we strive to perform more ibadah and good deeds. Unfortunately, it is also when we can easily get distracted, as we tend to devote too much of our time to food,

But doing this in advance will help make our transition into Ramadan easier. You can start planning the menu two weeks ahead: sit down and spend about an hour or two to list down all the dishes that you plan to make in Ramazan.


First, check your cabinets for freezing essentials:








You can freeze boiled white chick peas, green chutney etc. You can make a head

Homemade chaat Masala

Homemade pakora spice mix …

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I have listed down here some
Delicious and easy freezer friendly desi recipes that can be made ahead for iftar and suhoor before Ramadan or for busy days throughout the year. …


Here are some quick and easy Ramadan recipes that are delicious and certainly worth trying .

Alhamdolillah…All done for ramazan 2017…

Frozen  Chicken boti  sticks


Boneless chicken 750 gm (cut into cubes)

Black pepper powder 1/2 tsp 

 Red chilli powder 1 n1/2 tsp

Mustard powder 1/2.tsp

Soya sauce 2 tablespoons 

 Salt1 n 1/2tsp

For frying

 Eggs (beaten) 2 Bread crumbs as required

– Marinate boneless chicken cubes with all ingredients   and leave it for 1 hour. 

 – Then insert them on wooden skewers, coat in bread crumbs and freeze.

At the time of frying dip in 2 beaten eggs and deep fry till light golden.

Frozen Aloo samosas

For Dough:

Flour 250 gm

Salt to taste

Carom seeds ½ tsp

Oil 2 tbsp

Water as required

Or ready made samosa sheets 1/2 kg

Filling for 1/2 kg samosa sheets:-

Potatoes 1 kg (boiled and mashed

Coriander leaves ¼ bunch

Green chilies 2 – 3 (chopped)

Turmeric a pinch

Salt 1 n 1/2 tsp

Red chilli pwd 1n ½ tsp

Khataai pwd 1/4 tsp

Mustard powder 1/4 teaspoon

Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin pwd1/4 tsp

Put a portion of potato mixture on the samoosa sheet and fold.
Seal it with a runny batter of flour and water or egg white.
Repeat the same with all samoosa sheets and  freeze these samosas  for ramazan in plastic bags

Frozen Marinated Beef mince / Ramadan frozen make ahead meal preparation/

Frozen marinade for making Dum ka qeema

Marination for Smokey Qeema

Ingredients for Marination:

  • (Beef Mince) ½ kg
  • Dahi (Yogurt) ½ Cup
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) roasted & crushed ½ tbs
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 & ½ tbs
  • Lal mirch (Red chili) crushed ½ tbs or to taste
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried 4 tbs
  • Kacha papita (Raw papaya) paste 1 tbs
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 tbs
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Oil ½ Cup
  • Koyla (Charcoal) for smoke
  • For garnishing
  • Hari mirch (Green chilies)
  • 1 Sliced onion
  • Hara dhania  (Fresh coriander  leaves)

In mince,add yogurt,cumin seeds,coriander powder,oil,red chili crushed,garam masala powder,fried onion,raw papaya paste,ginger garlic paste and salt,mix well and cover & marinate for 2-3 hours.

For freezing::

Put marinated beef mince in zip lock bag. Press well and remove the air from zip lock bag and tightly seal the bag.

Keep frozen till needed.


For cooking when needed in Ramadan::

Just thaw the mince for 10 minutes,if you freeze it properly it will get thaw quickly and easily. Put marinated mince in a pot. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes until mince is done then stir well and cook on high flame until water evaporates and oil separates.

Give a coal smoke for 3 minutes.

Add green chilies,sliced onions,fresh coriander leaves & serve.

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Frozen Chicken samosas


Minced chicken 1/2 kg

Onion 1 chopped finely

Cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon

Grind Fresh coriander 1 tbsp and 6 green chillies

Oil 2 tablespoons

Samoosa sheets 1/2 kg

Garlic paste 1 tbsp

Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

Salt 1 teaspoon

black pepper pwd 1/4 tsp
Cooking Directions

Mix all the spices in chicken mince.

In a pot, add oil and heat on medium flame and satay onion.Then add mince and fry well.add 1/2 cup water.

Cook until minced chicken is tender.

Remove from flame and let it cool.

Put a portion of mince mixture on the samoosa sheet and fold.

Seal it with a runny batter of flour and water or egg white.

Repeat the same with all samoosa sheets.

Put these samosas in plastic bags and freeze.  


Chicken shami kababs


Boneless chicken 400 gm

Cloves of garlic 3

Ginger 1″ piece

Coriander 2 tbsp chopped

Peppercorns 4

Cloves 3

Cardamoms 2

Cinamon 1 inch stick

Gram lentils soaked 1 cup

Green chillies (chopped) 4

Egg 1or 2

Onion (sliced) 1

Green chillies 2

Salt 1 1/ 2 tsp

Red chillies 6

Oil for frying

1 Onion chopped

Yogurt 2 tablespoons

Cooking Directions

In a pot add chicken with garlic, ginger, onion slice,peppercorns, cloves,red chilli ,lentils,cinamon,salt and cardamom add 2 cups of water and cook till the chicken and lentils get tender.

Now chop it in chopper or use sill…


Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt, coriander,chopped onion and chopped green chillies.

Mix well and add eggs for binding.

Shape flat round kebabs and keep them in freezer .fry when needed.

Imli ki chutney

Imli ki chutney can be kept in freezer upto two months.


Frozen Chicken Patties


Frozen Labenese kabab

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Frozen Beef Shami kababs


Frozen brown onion 


Frozen Keema samosa


Frozen Chicken and potato fried rolls






Frozen Gola kabab


Frozen Chicken kabab


Chapli Kabab

Beef galawati kabab

Chicken and Potato balls

Frozen Kachay qeemay Kay kabab



Pinwheel Samosa


Frozen Veg bullets


Frozen Boneless chicken




Frozen Dahi baray

Frozen Three cheese chicken Samosa

Click here to Check my post about  10 quick dinners using chicken strips,,,you can freeze these chicken strips to make quick meals during Ramadan.

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Desi Frozen food Recipes by Chef Shireen Anwer including

Frozen paratha

Frozen Samosay

Frozen Broast recipe

Frozen fries

Frozen wings

Frozen chapli Kabab by Shireen Anwer


25 Comments Add yours

  1. What would I do without Afreens kitchen? Sister, I really love your posts and have always something from your blog on my list or had it already in my pots and pans. You are really an inspiration and I enjoy reading your blog all the time….

    Liked by 1 person

    1. afreenzia says:

      So nice of you dear..Your comment is so much motivating and gave me energy to do more better.


  2. Fatima says:

    I really like these ideas. My mother makes all these prior to Ramadan but here in the UK, we don’t have all these snacks at Iftaar. Just have dinner directly because the fast breaks very late, leaving not much time to eat all these things but I love the Iftaar items. I hope someone invites us for an Iftaar party.

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  3. Muslim Mummy says:

    JazakAllah Khair for the recipes! My mum used to make lots of samosas before ramadan and freeze them but I haven’t done much prep this year

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Hina says:

    Wow. Totally love it. I wish i had got the skewers today when went for grocery shopping


  5. imanatss says:

    You are so organised masha’Allah! We won’t be prepping much this year – we have very long fasts and very little time to eat, so we’re just going to be preparing dinner as per usual and filling up with water as much as possible! All your prep looks so delicious!

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  6. Aysh says:

    This is great! I used to do this but now I wait for the first day of Ramadan to start freezing. Thank you for the nice recipes.


  7. Amina says:

    Very brilliant ideas… I wish I had the patience to be so precise in prepping up iftaar munchies just like you. I look for quick meals and usually avoid the fried ones. Alhamdulillah these will come in handy for even after Ramadan especially for fun times with friends and loved ones.

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  8. zayeneesha says:

    Seeing this at a wrong time. It looks so yummy and I’m fasting 😢 *nafs control maximus* haha


  9. Myda Tahir says:

    jazakALLAH for the great list dear AFREEN, but the problem is I want to go to the dahi baray list, but find no search option .
    can you help me in this plz


    1. afreenzia says:

      On top menu of my blog their is a Secondary menu
      Which is
      Ramadan and eid trolly meals
      Also their is chaat corner
      I have posted Dahi baray recipes


    2. afreenzia says:

      In fact my Dahi baray recipe is the one which I have learnt from my mother in law
      She made the best Dahi baray.


  10. muslimah says:

    Reblogged this on Dpressedmuslimah and commented:
    These look yummmy


  11. muslimah says:

    Thanks for sharing all these recipes, I re blogged them so I’ll be able to find them later


  12. So organized Maa Shaa Allah. I never freeze snacks as I am too lazy to prepare anything i advance even though it is so convenient. Do you really use a gri dimg stone OMGGGGGG!!!!!


  13. Tania says:

    Yes this is so helpf!! We also always freeze spring rolls, samosas and shami kabobs!! Its so handy having them ready to cook!


  14. I’m going to impress family by trying you recipes! thank you from


  15. Afra says:

    I love potato samosa’s I am definitely trying to make these this year!


  16. Farah Abdullah @ Flora Tavu says:

    This is really helpful as I wonder what to prepare for this time in Ramadhan for the hubby. It’s sad already I won’t be able to fast with him, due to the postnatal issues… Thank you so much for this wonderful list!


  17. Super useful post and at the right time at that. JazakiAllahu khair for this


  18. Rāyä says:

    Never had this before! I might give this a try for this Ramadan. I’m running out of ideas lately lol 😀


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