Having refrained from eating, resisting all temptations, ignoring all screams of the hungry stomach, in the wee hours before Iftar time, one thinks you are able to eat all the foods on earth! You are staring and at that point nothing convinces you that in fact you can hardly eat after such fast, that you fill up real quick and that a soup and a salad are enough to take care of it all! So in Ramadan, there are varieties upon varieties of food on offer! My mum’s table for instance was always busy with amazing food. Numerous options! She always has Mooneh in the freezer, of pastries, snacks, sujuk, samboosik…, all ready to take out when needed. And she would always have freshly made foods which she would place at the table with a smile on her face. Then of course, there’s the leftover fatteh, hummus, mutabal… from the previous day…! Gosh, to think that was a breakfast! Only in Ramadan is this ever possible 🙂
One of the many delights we used to enjoy for Suhoor is Spinach pastries. What can I say about these beautiful, soft, chewy, salty, tart and very spinach parcels?! The combining of lemon and sumac with the spinach is a match made in heaven. What can I really say other than I ate them like they were going to disappear from the face of earth! I popped one after another, and dipped them in yogurt, then had them plain and then realised, I had too much! They are that good 🙂
I had planned to post this recipe during Ramadan, because I ate lots of these during Ramadan. I have received many requests for these pastries recipe, especially by the very sweet ladies @JamieCooks, and @SarahM. So here you go, make sure to make these and enjoy them with your family and loved ones.
These pastries are an excellent option for Suhoor too! I have also included for you another way to make spinach pastries. In the recipe video you will see a very easy and fast spinach pastry option. You can also use the filling in this recipe to make another take on this delicious spinach pastry.