A Guide to Eating During Ramadan

A Guide to Eating During Ramadan
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A Guide to Eating During Ramadan

Read on to learn about some foods that are typically eaten during Ramadan.

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Fruit, Dried Fruit and Nuts

Many Muslims eat dates, dried fruit and nuts during Ramadan.

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Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern salad made with bulgur wheat, fresh tomatoes, garlic and parsley. It could be served for the suhoor or iftar meal.

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Fattoush is another Middle Eastern salad. This one consists of vegetables and pita bread.

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Ful medammes

Ful medammes consists of fava beans cooked with garlic. The dish is then spread over bread.

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Chorba is a stew that can be enjoyed during the Ramadan fast. It consists of barley, chopped meat (like lamb or beef) and spices.

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Chebakia (or Chabbakia) is a Moroccan dessert. It's a sweet fried dough that gets its flavor from orange flower water and a glaze of sesame seeds and honey.

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Chapati is an unleavened flatbread that can also be eaten during the holy month. The flatbread is rolled up with different meats and veggies.

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Bamia a Middle Eastern stew made with okra and meat.

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Kolak is an Indonesian dessert that consists of jack fruit or banana, coconut milk, palm sugar and pandanus leaf. Sometimes mung beans are added.

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Lavash is a thin and soft cracker-type flatbread also popular in Middle Eastern countries.

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Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims all over the world. It is a time of deep reflection, and during the 30 days, many Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. While Muslims are not meant to eat during most of the day, there are still two meals served: the suhoor, a meal eaten before dawn and the iftar, a meal eaten after sunset. The suhoor is often heavier, since it is intended to give those fasting energy throughout the entire day.

Check out the slideshow above to learn the foods that are eaten during the holy month of Ramadan.

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