Break your fast the right way with these tasty Ramadan recipes.
These meals are ideal for Sehri and Iftar, and will keep your body fueled all day long.
From traditional stuffed dates to vegan kabab and everything in between, practicers and non-practicers alike will love the authentic flavors found in each of these delicious recipes.
Whether you’re looking for something tasty to break your fast or want to incorporate more delicious Middle-Eastern meals into your life, these Ramadan recipes will serve you well.
These Lebanese stuffed grape leaves make a mean appetizer.
You start with a grape leaf, then stuff it with a ground beef and rice mixture. Each bite is full of savory, spiced flavor that will leave you wanting more.
You can easily make these bad boys vegetarian by subbing in millet or bulgar for the ground beef.
Dates are an integral part of Ramadan. So if you’re looking for an easy way to incorporate more dates into your life, this recipe has you covered.
It takes minutes to make and creates a delicious appetizer or dessert!
These stuffed dates are sweet, savory, and nutty, and no charcuterie board would be complete without them.
Kibbe is the epitome of Middle-Eastern comfort food.
The filling, which consists of meat and spices, is stuffed into a shell crafted from bulgar and more meat.
Then you fry up the little pieces to create something super delicious.
The recipe might look a little intimidating, but it’s oh-so-worth-it.
Consider serving up these little bites of joy at your next Friday night football party. I guarantee you won’t have leftovers.
4. Keema Samosa
Samosas are one of my all-time favorite Middle-Eastern appetizers, and if you haven’t tried them with keema filling, you’re missing out.
The minced lamb and spices are encased in a crispy pastry exterior to create the ultimate crowd-pleasing appetizer.
No need to travel to your local Middle-Eastern restaurant when you can make this delicious recipe right in your own home!
If you’re a fan of stuffed grape leaves, you’ll definitely want to try this recipe.
It uses a similar stuffing as the stuffed leaves above; only it uses cabbage leaves instead.
This substitution adds an unforgettable comforting flavor. They’re also much more tender and buttery.
If you’ve never tried Bolani, you’re in for a real treat!
Stuffed with potatoes, herbs, and spices, this flatbread is a savory masterpiece.
I mean, how can you go wrong with potato-stuffed bread? I know I’ll be reaching for seconds.
This classic appetizer is ideal with a side of hummus, lahm bi ajeen, or kibbe.
Each little triangle of dough is full of savory spinach that carries a bit of spice with every nibble.
It’s also a lot easier to make than it looks! If you have a free afternoon to get creative in the kitchen, consider taking this recipe for a spin.
8. Ful Medames
If you’re tired of the same old savory breakfast options, you’re in luck because this traditional Egyptian breakfast is here to save the day.
What could be better than waking up to a big bowl of creamy fava beans seasoned with garlic, lemon, and cumin?
It’s a healthy way to fuel you up for a day of fasting. Plus, it tastes fantastic!
Most homes that practice Ramadan have this salad on the table for all thirty days during the holiday.
It’s that good.
One bite of this savory, fresh salad, and you’ll want to include it as a part of your nightly meals too.
Each spoonful is loaded with fresh veggies, citrusy vinaigrette and topped with bits of fried pita. Yum!
10. Fruit Chaat
This Pakistani staple is similar to American fruit salad, with an added spice to keep things interesting.
The addition of chaat masala creates a unique warmth to this dish.
If you’re looking for a healthy dessert, give this fruit chaat a try. You won’t regret it.
This Middle-Eastern dessert is what dreams are made of.
Shredded phyllo pastry with cream cheese, crushed pistachios, and delicate rose water syrup? Yes, please!
Consider this recipe if you want to make a statement at your next dinner party. Your dinner guests will thank you later.
Who doesn’t love baklava? Between the crispy, buttery layers of pastry and the nutty filling, it’s downright sinful.
This recipe contains thirty (yes, thirty) layers of phyllo dough to create one magnificent treat.
Each bite melts in your mouth with unforgettable sweetness and texture.
This traditional Indonesian dish is often served as an evening meal to break one’s fast.
It’s a flexible, multi-use dish that can be served for breakfast, as a snack, or for dessert.
Pandanus leaf is the key ingredient in this coconut milk pudding. You can find dried versions of these leaves in specialty grocery stores or online.
Bottled extract would work here too.
14. Sheer Khurma
This dessert is popular in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
If you’ve never tried it before, you’re really missing out on its sweet deliciousness.
Crafted from milk, dates, fine vermicelli, nuts, and ghee, it’s a sensational, mouth-watering dessert that everyone will love.
This traditional Egyptian dessert features pastry, dried fruit, and coconut.
It’s a popular dish to serve during Ramadan and makes a great comfort food throughout the year.
This bevy is widespread in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine and might also become your new favorite drink!
You’ll need carob, dates, grape molasses, and rose water, using pine nuts as a garnish.
The flavor is unique, almost like syrupy grape juice.
17. Batata Vada
Batata Vada is an Indian mashed potato dumpling covered in chickpea flour and deep-fried until crispy.
It makes an excellent choice when you want to try something new to spice up your palate.
Serve with a tangy chutney on the side for optimal results.
18. Bread Masala
Are you looking for something new to serve up at your next party?
You can easily prepare this tasty snack from leftover bread slices and masala spices.
It’s super simple to prepare and only takes minutes to make!
These eggplant fries are a healthier version than what we’re used to, and they have fewer calories, too.
Crispy on the outside and spongy on the inside, they’re just as tasty!
Serve with a spicy chutney or mayo to create a real savory treat.
Kabsa is a chicken and rice main course that is sure to fill you up after a long day.
You’ll slowly simmer the chicken in a spicy tomato broth, then grill it to get a great charred flavor.
Then you’ll cook the rice in the same broth as the chicken, which helps each morsel absorb the savory flavor. Delish!
This popular Afghan recipe is similar to Italian beef ravioli, but it’s covered with a creamy yogurt sauce.
Each beef dumpling is succulent and juicy, pairing well with the tangy yogurt sauce drizzled on top.
This showstopping dish will definitely make waves at your next dinner party.
Kisir is a little like tabbouleh and just as easy to make.
Perfect on a hot summer day; it also packs a mean punch in the flavor department.
Plus, you can make extra and eat the leftovers all week.
Without cucumbers in the mix, the salad actually improves in flavor over time!
23. Aloo Tikki
These Indian potato cutlets make the perfect, hearty dish during a blustery winter day.
Each potato patty comes packed with a spicy flavor. Fried in oil to create a crispy exterior, each bite melts in your mouth.
Serve with a spicy chutney for dipping.
This green chicken is visually striking and brimming with incredible flavor.
The green color comes from the sauce, consisting of Greek yogurt, mint, coriander, garlic, and green chillis.
All you have to do is blitz these ingredients together, slather the sauce on the chicken, then sautee. It’s as easy as that!
This drink is a godsend on a hot summer day. It’s like a smoothie, but with savory, refreshing flavors to revitalize you.
Each sip is full of ginger, cumin, and curry spices, creating one unforgettable drink.
This recipe is ideal for lunch on a hectic day.
You need bread, some veggies, and cheese to create this lovely snack.
The sauce goes heavy on the chili, so prepare yourself for a punch of spice that will invigorate your senses.
27. Chickpea Burger
This chickpea burger is just what you need for a vegetarian option at your next BBQ.
It’s full of Mediterranean flavor that stems from the infusion of feta cheese, red onions, and sundried tomatoes.
Each bite will delight your palate, and even the meat-eaters will ask for seconds.
Get ready to discover your new favorite comfort food.
These Indian bread rolls are deliciously stuffed with mashed potatoes and spices, then deep-fried to a golden brown.
Not only are they a must-have snack for Ramadan, but they also will become a weeknight staple for you all year round.
29. Namak Pare
This sensational Indian snack will make waves at your next cocktail party.
Pieces of fried dough are infused with the rich flavor of ghee and the subtle spice of carom seeds.
The little bites of heaven of super easy to make and pair wonderfully with tea.
30. Vegan Kebab
Vegan kababs are a godsend for many reasons.
First, they’re a great way to offer a vegan option during Ramadan.
Second, they’re crazy-easy to make.
Simply blend the ingredients in a food processor, sautee, and serve!
They’re great in a falafel wrap, on top of a salad, or on their own with dipping sauce on the side.
This savory delicacy only takes three ingredients to create a protein-rich, vegan meal.
The rice and lentils make a remarkable, hearty base, while the caramelized onions infuse so much flavor.
This recipe is great to eat on its own or to use as a base for something else. The options are endless.
This tasty flatbread consists of only five ingredients: flour, yeast, olive oil, yogurt, and water.
The result is crispy-yet-fluffy bread that gives naan bread a run for its money.
The secret is in adding yogurt, which adds a so much moist texture to the bread.
Serve with some hummus and baba ganoush for an easy starter. Or use it as a side for the main course.
You really can’t go wrong with this recipe.
33. Chicken Rendang
This chicken dish is out-of-this-world amazing.
Packed full of coconut, cardamom, star anise, lemongrass, and more, chicken rendang is slow-cooked and stewed in a flavorful sauce.
This recipe will quickly become a staple in your house, blowing your family away with its unique, intense flavor.
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