Cape Malay Ramadhan recipes

By Tantalise My Taste Buds | Sweet and savoury treats for Ramadhan as shared in homes across Cape Town and around the world.

Chicken and mushroom pie

Some of my earliest childhood memories are of huge pots simmering with whole chickens, vegetables, herbs and spices in preparation for a marathon …

Baking

Pancakes

As a child I loved the tender thin pancakes or crepes that were curled into tubes and wrapped around cardamom and cinnamon scented sweetened coconut. …

Boeber

Boeber is a creamy, sweet, delicious and warming Cape Malay dessert type beverage flavored with browned butter, cinnamon and cardamom; thickened with …

Daltjies spinach and corn fritters

One of my favourite Ramadhan treats since childhood has been Daltjies spinach and corn fritters made with chickpea flour. They are a ubiquitous Cape …

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Cardamom bollas with saffron syrup

During one of my first Ramadhan’s in Dubai, when I had none of my recipes with me, I went online to find anything that would make it feel more like …

Sweet corn and polenta fritters

Sweet corn and polenta fritters<p>Prep time<p>15 mins<p>Cook time<p>20 mins<p>Total time<p>35 mins<p>Pillowing fritters, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with …

Mushroom soup

I haven’t cooked mushroom soup often over the years and on the occasions that I did, I found that they never quite measured up to my childhood …

Mieliepap with fresh berries

I have childhood memories of my mother getting up an hour or so before suhoor to start preparing it. As children, our favorite suhoor meal was …

Red lentil soup

It was the second day of Ramadhan and I was still craving soup, but was not inclined to spend hours making one.<p>I found a recipe for lentil soup that …

Falooda milkshake

As children, having falooda at iftar was like having parent-mandated milkshake every day of the week.<p>My mother always boiled the milk first and let …