Chapter 1 : Ramadan An Event to Share


Assalamo alykum & welcome to the first Chapter of Ramadan – An Event to Share. Today our guest is beautiful blogger Madelon , who blogs at Her food is reflection of her different roots. A perfect word would be a multi culture foodie. Today she is sharing with us Sudanese Baba Ganoush.


Assalamu ‘alaykoum all, I’m delighted to write this article about my Ramadan experiences. As I am an converted, or as I prefer to say, returned muslimah this will be my 10th Ramadan in shaa’ Allah.

My family is a very mixed composition, so our Ramadan tables are not so conventional as I often see in my social media timelines. My parents gave me roots from Indonesia, Portugal and the Netherlands Antiles. My husband is also from mixed origin.

We prefer our meals to be nourishing and balanced to provide sufficient nutrition for the next day of fasting and to supplement the ones lost in de past day. We live in the Netherlands where the fasting days are very long alhamdulillah. Due to chronically illness I am not allowed to fast those long days so the past years I’m taking the major role of making iftar meals for my husband and possible visitors. I also prep a lot each year so my kitchen time is not more then average which leaves me time for ramadan activities with our toddler. Continue reading

4th Edition of Ramadan – An Event to Share


Assalamo alykum. Ramadan Kareem  & welcome to the 4th Edition of Ramadan- An event to share.

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 This past year has been very skeptical for me with all the things going around the world.   Let ‘s hope  this glorious month of Ramadan brings lots of hope for better tomorrow & better world.  So this year we have new bloggers and foodies, who are sharing their Ramadan celebration with us.

Ramadan Kareem

This event is starting from tomorrow 1st of Ramadan and will continue till end . I will update the links on this page as we move further. So join us in our journey to know more and celebrate this pious month exploring cuisines, culture , celebrations and much more.

For the previous editions of Ramadan – An Event to share , check the links below

Mogre Ka Sharbat/ Indian Jasmine Sharbat


Mogre Ka Sharbat is a fragrant & soothing sharbat made from mogra/  indian jasmine for summers

Indian Jasmine Sharbat

While the summery breeze in the night carried along the fragrance of mogra from the side window  making the atmosphere soothing over the daily stress & emotions. The morning they would be adorned as jewels in the ears. My ammi loved the fragrance of mogra. When we shifted to a new place from the hush bush of the city life, she made sure to plant the mogra plant on her side window of her room. She loved these fragrant flowers so much that her ears would be adorned with these beautiful flowers. She always said it gave her a soothing effect.

Mogre ka sharbat

 It is said the when the person goes from your life all you have is  memories. And these memories become such a precious treasure to hold on each one. You try to revisit & relive them by  associating to different things. Mogra/ Indian Jasmine for me holds for me one such memory of my beautiful mother with a ever smiling face. She loved her garden and was always worried about it till her last days. When Mayuri from Mayuri’s Jikoni, asked bloggers to send one recipe special to  mothers or want to dedicate to her for mother’s day, I thought why not a recipe made from her favorite flower mogra. Mogre ka sharbat is very soothing drink with delicate flavors. Happy Mother’s Day.

Serves 3 to 4

Mogre Ka Sharbat/ Indian Jasmine Sharbat

8 hrPrep Time

8 hrTotal Time

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  • 1 cup Mogra / Indian jasmine ( remove green part )
  • 3 glass water
  • 6 -7 tsp sugar


  1. Remove the green part from the mogra flowers & wash under tap water 3 to 4 times to clean if any dust or insects
  2. In a jug or deep vessel put the cleaned mogra flowers
  3. Pour over the drinking water on the flowers
  4. Cover & keep it in fridge overnight or minimum 5 to 6 hours
  5. Next day strain the water in other vessel
  6. Add in sugar & mix till dissolved. Adjust the sweetness according to taste
  7. Pour in glass & serve chilled
Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Type: Beverage


Honey or jaggery can be added instead of sugar.


On this mother’s day few of my fellow bloggers have also prepared their mother’s favorite recipes. Please do check out..

Bajri Raabdi

Mango Mastani

Mango Ice Cream with Chocolate Swirl

Classic Apple Pie

Paal Poli


Cornmeal Lavender Muffins

Masala Milk

Mango coconut mousse tarta 

Matar Kachori

Apricot Swiss Rolls

Mango Cream Cake

Crispy Beetroot Cutlet

Aloo Paratha

Strawberry and Pomegranate Swiss Roll

Chicken tagine with Lemon scented herbed couscous