Ramadan Recipes

Break the Ramadan fast with these filling dishes from all over the world. Find traditional suhor and iftar recipes, as well as recipes for your Eid al-Fitr feast.

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15 Iftar Recipes to Break Fast

Explore these delicious and satisfying ideas to serve every night of Ramadan.
By Samira Ghani

Algerian Kefta (Meatballs)

Rating: 4.5 stars 59
This simple meatball dish is delicious, rich, and fresh. It was taught to me by my Algerian husband, one of his favorites from home. The tomato sauce can be used for anything and the amounts of flavors can be adjusted. I like a lot of garlic and pepper. I have also found halal hamburger to be much leaner and lighter than regular. You can find it at international food stores and halal butcher shops in bigger cities. Serve this dish with a French baguette.

Al Kabsa - Traditional Saudi Rice and Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 50
Basmati rice is topped with chicken pieces cooked with aromatic spices, garnished with toasted slivered almonds.

Afghan Beef Raviolis (Mantwo)

Rating: 4.5 stars 45
Layers of spiced yogurt, yellow split peas, and homemade ravioli make up this delicious dish.

Veggie Bulgur Salad (Kisir)

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
I got this recipe from a friend, it is a very popular Turkish/Middle Eastern salad.

Roasted Red Pepper Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
This is a stuffed pepper salad, light and delicious!

Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

Rating: 4.5 stars 316
This Tunisian dish is like a Mediterranean version of huevos rancheros. Fried eggs simmer in a sauce of tomatoes, onions, colorful bell peppers, chile peppers, and spices.

Moroccan Spicy Carrot Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
Carrots are cut into thin, round pieces and cooked with the spices.
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Dukkah

Rating: 4.5 stars 43
An Egyptian spice blend that is wonderful. The more you eat it the more addictive it becomes. Serve with toasted crusty bread (Turkish bread is great for this), and olive oil. Dip bread into olive oil, then into the hazelnut mixture and enjoy this unique and addictive mix.

Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)

Rating: 4.5 stars 784
This may sound like a plain recipe, but believe me, it's wonderful! It is an easy-to-make Middle Eastern comfort food that combines lentils, rice and delicious fried onions. The yogurt really gives it a super flavor!
By Melissa Mueller

Ash-e-jow (Iranian/Persian Barley Soup)

Rating: 4.5 stars 96
I've seen a lot of recipes for this soup; however, my mother-in-law adds tomato paste for a bit of a different flavour and she doesn't add any lentils or beans. It's thick, filling, and delicious, and you could make it vegetarian by using vegetable stock.

Bazlama - Turkish Flat Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 64
Bazlama is a simple and delicious village bread that I learned to prepare after moving to Turkey. Normally it is cooked in an outdoor oven but it works just as well on the stove top. It's best served warm.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Authentic Bangladeshi Beef Curry
"My husband is Bengali, and he loved this! He is an excellent cook and said my beef curry is better than his!" – krbeg
Chef John's Pita Bread
Rating: 4.5 stars 470

Mix up a simple dough, let it rise, and experience the true taste of homemade pita breads from your own kitchen.