Ramadaniyat 14: Balancing the Main Dish! – Spiced Ground Beef

Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Eat from the good things with which We have provided you.” (al-Baqarah: 57)

A balanced main course on Iftar is key to health and lasting energy in Ramadan. The dish should contain a few carbohydrates such as rice, potatoes, and bread, especially for people with diabetes. It should contain a balanced amount of meat such as red meat, chicken, or fish.

In addition, it is essential that the dish contains a large amount of fresh or cooked vegetables, especially dark leafy green vegetables because they are rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients; at the same time it contains very few calories.

Divide your main dish into three parts: a quarter of complex carbohydrates because they contain fibers that increase the sense of satiety; they are found in grains and legumes. Fill the other quarter with low-fat meat, and fill the other half with a lot of vegetables, so you have a healthy and balanced meal.



Spiced Ground Beef – An Easy Recipe



  • 2 tablespoons to 4 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 a cup of onion, cut into small pieces

  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 2 chili pepper, fresh (optional)

  • 3/4 of a kilo of chopped beef

  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper (Cayenne)

  • 1 tablespoon sweet red pepper (paprika)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper



Heat the oil in a large skillet, add the onion, ginger, garlic, and chili and stir until slightly cooked.

Add the meat and spices, mix them and stir well. Cover the meat and let it cook for 25 minutes.

Remove the lid and remove excess fat. Reduce the temperature and let it cook for another 10 minutes. This dish can be eaten next to vegetables or with complex starches. Enjoy it with your family.

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