Happy Ramadan/Ramazan to all those who celebrate! And to all those who don’t, you are now in for a treat. Because did you know that some of the world’s most delicious food is served at Iftar during Ramadan?
No? Then take a look at these examples!
Bolani – Afghanistan
Delicious fried dough filled with spinach and potatoes.
Kousa Mahshi – Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq
Buttery squash or zucchini stuffed with rice (and sometimes meat). Yum.
Peyaji – Bangladesh
Onion Pakoras ❤
Amar al-Deen – Middle East
Apricot juice with rose water. I would drink this any day.
Kabsa – Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Jordan
Spiced rice dish cooked with tender chicken or lamb. Mouthwatering.
Zolbia & Bamieh – Iran
Iranian donuts, made from fried dough (need I say more?).
Harira – Morocco
Tomato and lentil soup. Containing all the amazing Moroccan spices.
Ramazan Pidesi – Turkey
Glorious Turkish pita bread.
Fruits – Everywhere
All the fruits! Watermelon, mango, pomegranate, peaches, apricots…
Food is of crucial importance to Ramadan, not only because of fasting, but also because of the celebrations. The celebration every night when you break your fast to have Iftar, and the celebration at Eid at the end of Ramadan – both centered around food. And of course, around bringing family and friends together at the table.
If you don’t celebrate Ramadan, then if for no other reason, remember it for its delicious foods!