56 Traditional Dishes to Serve During Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The month's sunrise-to-sunset fasting officially begins on the first night that the new crescent moon is visible. With an entire month's worth of Ramadan meals to prepare, try mixing up your menus with these recipes from around the world.

Suhor: Pre-Dawn Dishes

This simple meal starts the day, with enough fuel to get you through. Traditional options range from filling omelets to soothing porridge.

Turkish eggs
Photo by Emre Yazgin.

Iftar: Dinner Delights

When the sun sets, the table is filled with breads, as well as hearty stews and soups, such as the Moroccan Lentil, pictured below.

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Moroccan Lentil Soup. Photo by CookinBug.

For more substantial meals, try these fish and meat dishes, including the Lamb Tagine, pictured below.

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Lamb Tagine. Photo by Montana.

To fill out the meal, side dishes and sweets are creative and satisfying.


Eid-al-Fitr Feasting

When gathering with friends and families, consider these festive meals for a crowd.


For a memorable finishing course, fragrant sweetmeats and desserts are popular.

Browse our collection of Ramadan recipes here. Assallamu Alaikum (May peace be upon you).

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