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. In 2016, Ramadan begins on June 6.

With an entire month’s worth of Ramadan meals to prepare, try mixing up your menus with these recipes from around the world.

Fereni Starch Pudding

Photo by Atandrila Anuva


Suhor: Pre-Dawn Dishes

From a simple meal of dates to omelets and porridge.

Photo by Emre Yazgin

Photo by Emre Yazgin

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.


Photo by Qut al Butun

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