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A Taste of Ramadan Around the World

A Taste of Ramadan Around the World

Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims end their Ramadan fast at sunset. Muslims around the world give up from eating and drinking during daylight hours. The traditional meals for Iftar differ from region to region and with around 1.6 billion Muslims fasting around the world the menu is bound to be diverse and exciting.

Check out this exciting wide variety of delicious Iftars around the world to get inspired or look forward to if you’re travelling.

Iftari in India

Chicken 65: Spicy, bite-sized pieces of chicken that are marinated and deep-fried.


Iftari in Middle East, India, Pakistan, and Central Asia

Haleem: A slow-cooked stew of meat, bulgur wheat, and lentils.


Iftari in Turkey

Ramazan Kebabi: A dish made with lamb, onions, yogurt, and pita bread.


Iftari in North Africa

Ful Medammes: Fava beans cooked with garlic and spread on bread.


Iftari in China

Paomo: A bread and mutton soup.


Iftari in Lebanon

Fattoush: A salad made of vegetables and pita bread.


Iftari in various Arab countries

Konafah: A pastry made with phyllo dough and cheese.



Iftari in Indonesia

Kolak: A fruit dessert made with palm sugar, coconut milk, and pandanus leaf. Fruits, such as jackfruit or banana, or mung beans are added too.



Keep checking out our Facebook page and website for a great roundup of Ramadan recipes updated every day!

Know of any unusual or unique Iftar items around the world? Share it with us and other Foodies in the comments below.



Self-professed gardener. Often found poking nose into the fridge. Determined to cook and try every dish on the planet, one at a time. #getspicesgetcooking

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