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.

Algerian Carrots
Amy

Algerian Carrots

This easy side dish is flavored with a spice mix of cinnamon, cumin, garlic, and bay leaf, then finished with lemon juice.

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Algerian Kefta (Meatballs)
jacqueline senouci

Algerian Kefta (Meatballs)

These simple meatballs in a garlicky fresh tomato sauce are best served with a crusty French baguette.

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Al Kabsa - Traditional Saudi Rice and Chicken
EmiratiWife2010

Al Kabsa - Traditional Saudi Rice and Chicken

Fragrant basmati rice is topped with chicken pieces cooked in a tomato sauce with aromatic spices, and garnished with toasted slivered almonds in this authentic recipe.

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Afghan Beef Raviolis (Mantwo)
amanda1432

Afghan Beef Raviolis (Mantwo)

Popular at a well-known Afghan restaurant nearby, this dish uses wontons to create delicious beef-, bean- and spice-filled raviolis with an Afghani twist.

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Veggie Bulgur Salad (Kisir)
ahilgaz

Veggie Bulgur Salad (Kisir)

Tender cooked onions and tangy pomegranate molasses make this bulgur salad a standout.

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Chef John's Falafel
Chef John

Chef John's Falafel

Craving falafel? You need to soak the chickpeas a full day before you actually want to eat. After that, it's simple to make. Serve with Chef John's tahini or tzatziki sauce and pita bread.

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Roasted Red Pepper Salad
Asli Ocak

Roasted Red Pepper Salad

Roasted red peppers are stuffed with chopped grilled eggplant and served with a garlic-yogurt sauce in this Mediterranean salad.

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Chakchouka (Shakshouka)
Ben

Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

This Tunisian and Israeli 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.

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Moroccan Spicy Carrot Salad
malak

Moroccan Spicy Carrot Salad

Cayenne pepper brings the heat to this Moroccan-style carrot salad.

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Sean's Falafel and Cucumber Sauce
Sean

Sean's Falafel and Cucumber Sauce

It's easy to make your own falafel! Mashed chickpeas are combined with onion, bread crumbs, egg, and herbs, and fried until browned and crisp. Serve in pita halves topped with chopped tomatoes and cucumber sauce.

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Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)
Melissa Mueller

Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)

Fried onions are mixed with rice and lentils, and topped with yogurt or sour cream. So simple, and so delicious!

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Baba Ghanoush
Becky

Baba Ghanoush

This classic smoky, garlicky Middle Eastern roasted eggplant spread is easy to make at home.

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Slow Cooker Oats
brandysue

Slow Cooker Oats

Delicious cinnamon-apple oats cook slowly all night in the slow cooker, and are ready for a hot breakfast the next morning.

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Chef John's Pita Bread
Chef John

Chef John's Pita Bread

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

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Kofta Kebabs
SRKELZ

Kofta Kebabs

These lamb kebabs have 6 different kinds of spices; the first time I smelled them I knew immediately that I had to find the recipe. The most affordable way to purchase the spices is in bulk at either a health food store or an Asian or Middle-Eastern market. They are very good!

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Shish Tawook Grilled Chicken
Noor

Shish Tawook Grilled Chicken

Chicken chunks are marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and several spices before being skewered with onions and bell peppers. The result is a terrific idea for the grilling season that tastes great and is fun to eat.

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Beef Samosas
sassyangelkiwi Donna-Maree Aus

Beef Samosas

Beef and potatoes are the main ingredients folded inside these wonderful deep fried samosas. Chicken livers may be substituted for beef, if you choose. My friend from Bangladesh gave me this savory, spicy recipe. You just can't buy better in the shops.

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Indian Fish Curry
Mantu

Indian Fish Curry

Spicy baked white fish fillets are dressed up with a ginger, garlic, onion, and cashew puree in this Bengali recipe.

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Kheer (Rice Pudding)
PATRICK7

Kheer (Rice Pudding)

This is a very flavorful Basmati rice pudding made with coconut milk, raisins, cardamom, and toasted almonds and pistachios. It's the best rice pudding I've ever had, and very easy to make!

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Chicken Biryani
Nazia

Chicken Biryani

For a traditional Pakistani/Indian dish, simmer tender morsels of chicken in a creamy, spicy blend of onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cumin, tomatoes, yogurt, mint, cardamom and cinnamon. Finish by steaming with fragrant saffron rice and potatoes.

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Harira
Becky

Harira

This Moroccan soup has lamb, lentils, chickpeas, noodles, egg and more and is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, cayenne and turmeric.

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Kafta (BBQ)
Lebanese Cuisine

Kafta (BBQ)

The yummiest preparation mixture for ground beef EVER! I have made this Lebanese meat for all of my friends and family and have HAD to leave the recipe with everyone! The mixture can be used for everything: meatballs, meatloaf, BBQ skewers, and hamburgers.

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Authentic Kicked-Up Syrian Hummus
Mary

Authentic Kicked-Up Syrian Hummus

Roasted garlic gives this fabulous Syrian-style garbanzo bean dip a subtle sweetness.

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Syrian Bread
Sue Litster

Syrian Bread

A versatile Middle Eastern-style flatbread that you can serve with lunch or dinner. Mix the dough in your bread machine or stand mixer.

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Balela Salad
sister5design

Balela Salad

This quick Middle Eastern-style bean salad, made with garbanzo and black beans, plus lots of sweet grape tomatoes, has a tangy and slightly spicy blender dressing.

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No Fail Bean Pie
Imam Qadriyyah S. Mabel-Doroth

No Fail Bean Pie

A sweet and rich custard-like pie flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg could remind you of a pumpkin pie -- but this traditional Ramadan favorite treat is made with canned beans.

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Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Tigrgrrl

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

A refreshing, light salad for any hot, humid summer day! A great main dish for vegetarians, as well. The basil may be substituted with fresh parsley or mint. Be sure to make this salad just before serving.

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