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.

Photo by Emre Yazgin

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.

Moroccan Lentil Soup.

Moroccan Lentil Soup. Photo by CookinBug

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

Lamb Tagine for Ramadan

Lamb Tagine. Photo by Montana

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

Spiced Pears and Pomegranate

Photo by reiscakes

Eid-al-Fitr Feasting

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

Beef Samosas

Photo by lili

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

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