What’s your favourite food to eat at Iftar?
With so many people celebrating Ramadan from around the globe, we want to know what the most popular Iftar food is for our students! Check out our top 8 foods for Iftar and choose your favourite in our poll below…
1. Ramazan Kebabi (Turkey)
Ramazan Kebabi is a meat dish from Turkey. It’s mixed with yoghurt, tomato, garlic and mint and served on flat bread. Let us be the first to say “YUM!” Here’s a super easy recipe for you to follow.
2. Fattoush (Middle East)
Fattoush is a seriously delicious salad from the Middle East. It’s made with fresh vegetables & toasted pita bread and served up as part of a meze spread. Check out an amazing recipe for fattoush here.
3. Chorba (Morocco)
Chorba is a tomato-based soup cooked with meat and chickpeas, and it’s flavoured with all the amazing spices you’d expect from Moroccan food. We love this recipe from the Kitchen Daily.
4. Fasulia (North Africa and the Middle East)
Different variations of fasulia, or ‘fasolia’, can be found across North Africa and the Middle East, but we love this Lebanese version. Fasulia is similar to a chilli, and can be made with red beans, beef stew, tomato paste and Middle Eastern spices. Click here for a classic Lebanese recipe from Mama’s Lebanese Kitchen, or try out their vegetarian version.
5. Mujadara (Middle East)
Mujadara (and its many spellings!) is a favourite dish across the Middle East. It can be made with rice and lentils, and topped with fresh herbs and caramelised onions. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s packed with proteins and great for vegetarians! We’re big fans of this recipe from Abbott & West.
6. Ful medammes (North Africa and the Middle East)
It’s pronounced ‘fool’, but we like to call it ‘full madames’ instead. This is a favourite Arabic dish across North Africa and the Middle East. Another veggie-friendly meal, this Egyptian/Sudanese recipe uses cooked & mashed fava beans served with sides such as onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, garlic and yoghurt. Fava beans are packed with nutrition, so they’re a great choice for Iftar! Check out this recipe to make your own at home.
7. Kolak Pisang (Indonesia)
Kolak Pisang is sweet dish made with stewed bananas and coconut milk and can be served hot or cold. It’s eaten all year round, but it’s a particular favourite snack to start Iftar during Ramadan! You can make your own authentic Kolak Pisang with this Indochine Kitchen recipe!
8. Shami kebab (India and Pakistan)
Shami kebabs are small spiced patties that are popular in India, Pakistan and surrounding countries. They’re great because once you’ve made them, you can freeze them for later! They can be made with meat, chickpeas, egg, onion, and herbs & spices such as garam masala, turmeric, coriander and mint. We like this recipe from For the Love of Yum!
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