Ramadan

Assallamu Alaikum–May peace be upon you.

Fereni Starch Pudding

Photo by Atandrila Anuva

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. In 2015, Ramadan begins at sundown on June 17.

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

From a simple meal of dates to omelets and porridge.

Turkish Style Eggs

Photo by Caroline C

Iftar: Dinner Delights

Breads, soups, and stews.

Turkish Fish Stew

Photo by SunnyByrd

Meat and fish dishes.

Duck Fesenjan

Photo by Chef John

Side dishes and sweets.

Spiced Pears and Pomegranate

Photo by reiscakes

Eid-al-Fitr Feasting

Festive meals for a crowd.

Beef Samosas

Photo by lili

Fragrant sweetmeats and desserts.

Basboosa

Photo by Qut al Butun