6 Iftar Menus for Ramadan from Around the World
Windowofworld.com – Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, where Muslims around the world fast from dawn to dusk. During this time, Muslims abstain from eating and drinking. However, this month isn’t just about not eating or drinking. It’s about self-control, improving inner character and empathizing with those who are less fortunate. But every country in the world has its own traditions, whether it’s how to celebrate it or if it’s a menu that is suitable for eating during Ramadan.
Break your fast at sunset with maghrib call to prayer, and this meal is known as breaking the fast. Iftar dinners are an important part of Ramadan. Family, friends, neighbors, even strangers gather to break their fast and enjoy delicious and flavorful food. The diet varies between different cultures and contributes to the richness and uniqueness of these foods. Reporting from spoonuniversity.com, these are some iftar menus from around the world.
Traditionally, fasting is broken with dates. Dates are rich in sugar and provide a good energy boost after a day of fasting. Dates are a mainstay at every Ramadan table view. Check out some of the more aesthetically pleasing iftar table views here.
Filled with minced meat or vegetables, this fried dough is a Ramadan staple in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. It’s often served with a mint chutney sauce.
So these are basically the same as samosas but they have a thinner layer of dough than samosas. This delicacy is common in the Middle East and Africa.
This dish is made from a variety of fruits such as bananas, apples, strawberries, grapes, and basically any other fruit you want. But what gives this dish its name is the classic chaat masala that is added to the top of it all.
Kolak is a typical Indonesian dessert which is very popular during the month of Ramadan. It consists of coconut milk, palm sugar, and pandan leaves. Apart from that bananas, jackfruit, tapioca pearls and other ingredients can be added to this dish.
Kanafeh is a classic Middle Eastern dessert. This cheesecake is soaked in sweet sugar syrup. Kanafeh for dessert is made of thin noodles and garnished with pistachios.