It’s a sign that the month of Ramadan, holy to Muslims ,is here, when grocers start lining their shelves with an assortment of dates. After fasting from dawn to dusk, many Muslims break their fast with dates, a tradition which dates back to Hadith literature; Prophet Muhammad was said to have partaken of dates during iftar, the meal that breaks the fast, so check out our recipes with dates.

Tradition aside, nutrient-packed dates are full of natural sugar, providing much-needed energy after a day of fasting and kick-starting the digestion process – important, since the dates are usually followed with other food.

Bursting with sweetness, dates really are earth’s natural candy. What’s more, they are very versatile and can be eaten fresh, dried or in a dish. Chef Safura Atan shares 10 different recipes with dates as a centerpiece ingredient. She pops them into cookies, rice, a lamb dish and even ice cream!

Recipes with Dates

Makmur Date Cookies

Makmur date cookies1

Date Squares

Date squares1

Jeweled Rice Pilaf

Jeweled Rice Pilaf1

Medjool Chicken

Medjool Chicken - 1

Dried Fruit Acar

Dried fruit acar1

Moroccan Lamb With Dates

Moroccan Lamb with dates1

Date Ice Cream

Date ice cream1

JallabBanana Date Almond Smoothie


Sticky Date Pudding

Sticky date pudding1

This article and recipes were first published in Flavours magazine.

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2 thoughts on “10 delicious date recipes you can make for Ramadan”

  1. lee soon mui - June 21, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Can you share your recipes

    • Kuali Admin - August 7, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Hi Soon Mui,

      Click on the names of the dishes/cookies in blue to get the recipes.

      The Kuali team.


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