Looking for a collection of the best Ramadan recipes from all across the world? Then you’ve come to the right place!
From delicious Indian and Pakistan recipes to Middle Eastern delights and popular American dishes, you’re going to find it all here.
And the best part is that they’re all absolutely perfect for Ramadan!
If you don’t know, Ramadan is a Holy month observed by Muslims from across the world as a month of fasting prayer, reflection, and community.
You’ll find some of the most delicious dishes being cooked during this month and shared with friends and family. And today I’ll be sharing with you all the recipes that I’ve collected over a decade of running this blog.
I’m sure you’re going to be saving more than a few of these!
Excited? Let’s get started!
Chicken Samosa – The Ultimate Iftar Snack
Who doesn’t love delicious, homemade samosas during Ramadan? It’s the quintessential iftar food and you’re going to absolutely love this recipe!
Sure, you can buy samosas from a store. But there is nothing like fresh, homemade samosas.
These Chicken Samosas are incredibly tasty and super easy to make too! While the dough is resting, you can make the filling and finish preparing the samosas in 40 minutes or less.
The samosa dough is full of flavor and no matter what you’ll always get delicious samosas that your family is going to enjoy every time!
There’s also a recipe video included in the post to give you perfect, step-by-step instructions. I’m sure you’re going to fall in love with this recipe!
Zaatar Bread (Manakeesh) – Freshly Baked Iftar Snack
Manakeesh (also referred to as Manakish) are these delicious Zaatar breads that are one of the most popular snacks across the Middle East, especially in Lebanon and the Levant region.
They’re perfectly crisp on the outside but soft on the inside. Topped with some delicious zaatar-olive oil mix or topped with some cheese (or even both!), these flatbreads make for the most delicious snack or meal!
There is nothing better than freshly baked Manakeesh (Zaatar Bread). This is an absolutely authentic recipe that’ll leave you surprised as to how easy it is to make it!
What’s best is that you also don’t need any special ingredients to make this delicious Arabic flatbread, I’m sure all the ingredients are in your pantry already.
A true family favorite, I’m sure these are going to be a massive crowd-pleaser for everyone during Iftar. Be sure to check out the recipe!
Molokhia – A Nutritious Stew for Iftar
Molokhia, also known as Mulukhia, is a delicious Middle Eastern dish that is somewhere between a soup and a stew.
It’s incredibly tasty and also surprisingly nutritious! Exactly what we need for a meal during Iftar. It’s a perfect Iftar dinner to have after some light samosas or zaatar bread.
It’s a royal dish, something that the Pharaohs of the time used to have too! So if it was good enough for the Pharaohs, it’s definitely good enough for us!
But jokes aside, this recipe is rich and the perfect Egyptian comfort food. If you’ve never heard of or tried Molokhia before, don’t worry I have you totally covered!
This recipe also includes a secret technique that grandmas from Egypt use to make it even more delicious.
Whether you’ve tried Molokhia before or not, you’re going to fall in love with this Middle Eastern favorite!
Authentic Kunafa (Knafeh) – The Perfect Middle Eastern Iftar Dessert
If you’re looking for the best Authentic Kunafa (also referred to as Knafeh) recipe then this is the one you need in your life! This classic Middle Eastern dessert is going to be everything you’ve ever hoped for.
It is a crunchy and buttery dessert made from shredded phyllo pastry with a layer of creamy homemade pastry cream called Qeshta and at times pronounced Ishtah.
Drizzled with simple syrup and garnished with chopped nuts, usually pistachios. It’s an incredibly delicious dessert, which is surprisingly simple to make!
Kunafa is the perfect dessert for Iftar, the best part is that I’ll teach you exactly how to make it ahead of time so you can assemble and serve it easily for Iftar. Trust me, you want to check out this recipe!
Authentic Falafel with Tahini Sauce – Delicious and Healthy Iftar Dish
If you’re craving Falafels, you can make the most authentic ones today with this simple recipe. Get restaurant flavor food, but twice as healthy and tasty right at home when you make this recipe.
These crispy Middle Eastern appetizers are the ultimate ‘fast food’ with a mixture of chickpeas (plus fava beans), fresh herbs, and spices that are formed into small patties or balls.
They’re an incredibly popular Iftar dish and you won’t regret ever making these. Get the perfect Falafels each time when you whip up this recipe. Tasty, healthy, and packed with flavor!
Foul Mudammas – Delicious Yemeni Style Qulaba for Iftar
If you’re looking for the perfect, hearty recipe for some Foul Mudammas – then you’ve come to the right place!
This is an authentic Foul Mudammas recipe that’s Yemeni style, called Qulaba made from the perfect combination of fava beans, fried onions, tahini, tomatoes, and some garlic and cumin.
It’s absolutely packed with flavor and every bite will fulfill all your cravings. Made using fava beans, foul is one perfect in texture and consistency.
It’s the perfect dish to have on your Iftar meal tables, and I’m sure everyone in your family is going to fall in love with it.
Maamoul – Perfect Middle Eastern Cookies Filled with Dates
These Maamoul cookies are incredibly popular during Ramadan and for a good reason.
We all know about the tradition of having dates to break a fast during Ramadan. It’s synonymous with iftar for all us Muslims around the world.
For this reason, we all love dates! And so, these special Middle Eastern cookies are so dear to everyone’s hearts.
These cookies will melt in your mouth and then you’ll be able to taste the delicious flavor of dates filled within them. The cookie dough has minimal amounts of sugar, and the dates shine right through in each bite.
This recipe is incredibly easy to follow, and I’ve also included a video to make sure you can follow along with ease. Trust me, you’re going to want to try this one!
Chicken Mandi – A Complete Rice Dinner Meal for Iftar
Chicken Mandi is a traditional and super popular Arabian dish where you carefully cook the chicken, rice, and spices to create a perfectly seasoned and aromatic dish.
Mandi is packed with flavor and is truly a wholesome dish that your family is going to love during Ramadan! Expect perfectly cooked chicken with a bowl of absolutely delicious rice.
It’s, really, a complete rice dinner meal for your family and will fill them up after a long day of fasting. My recipe will give you authentic flavors that you won’t ever forget but in the simplest way possible.
This recipe is definitely going to be the easiest Yemeni Chicken Mandi recipe you’ve ever come across. So try it today, I promise you won’t regret it!
Arayes – Perfect Middle Eastern Meat-Stuffed Pitas for Iftar
Arayes is an incredibly popular Middle Eastern appetizer! Crispy and delicious on the outside, and tender on the inside is what Arayes is all about.
They are pita bread sandwiches that are stuffed with minced lamb meat, spices, and herbs and are incredibly popular throughout the Middle East
You’ll have it ready from start to finish within 30 minutes! Yes, it’s truly that quick and easy to make and perfect for Iftar!
You can also use my homemade, stovetop pita bread recipe to make these Arayes at home today for Iftar.
Try making these at home and trust me, you’ll keep coming back to make them again. It’s truly a dish loved by adults and kids alike!
Arabian Lamb Stew – Ultimate Iftar Comfort Food
Craving a delicious stew? Try my Arabian Lamb stew recipe (also known as Saloonat Laham in Arabic).
This is a super popular dish that’s cooked three to four times a week in most Arab households! You can’t get bored of this one, trust me!
Lamb stew is a comforting dish, but most recipes are far too complicated and time-consuming to prepare.
In this post, I’m sharing two methods of cooking this dish one in a pressure cooker to save you time and the other method is by using a regular pan.
This hearty, delicious stew is perfect for Iftar and will give you energy and nutrition after a day of fasting.
Koshari – The Perfect Egyptian Street Food for Iftar
Koshari is the ultimate, Egyptian street food that will wow your family this Ramadan! It’s the national dish of Egypt and is also spelled as Koshary or Kushari.
You’ll find it in food carts across Egypt and it’s a dish that’s layers of rice, lentils, pasta, fried onions, and chickpeas. It’s filling, delicious, and really hearty!
It’ll give you and your family loads of energy after a full day of fasting and will fill you up. Perfect, I say, for Ramadan!
Try this recipe today, I promise you won’t regret it!
Chicken Keema – Perfect Minced Chicken Dish for Iftar
Looking for the perfect minced chicken dish for Iftar? Then look no more, because this is the recipe of your dreams!
Chicken Keema is an Indian and Pakistani dish made from ground chicken, aromatic and earthy spices, tomatoes, green chili, onion, and many more flavor-enhancing ingredients.
This recipe is super easy to follow and quick to whip up; you’ll get the perfect Keema in less than 30 minutes! You definitely want to try this one!
Ghraybeh – Melt-In-Your-Mouth Middle Eastern Cookies for Iftar
Ghraybeh (or Ghuraibah) is the ultimate Middle Eastern cookie. Made with only three ingredients, they’re the easiest, egg-free cookies that you’ll ever try.
They melt in your mouth and have the most exquisite texture and flavor. Seriously be ready to impress your friends, family, and guests with this one!
You can definitely find these in Middle Eastern bakery shops, but the ones made at home are an entirely different story. Get the original flavor and texture when you make these at home for Iftar.
They’re the perfect little dessert-snack to have on your Iftar table and I’m sure everyone will gobble them up in no time!
Luqaimat – Quintessential Middle Eastern Iftar Dish
Most Arabs enjoy Luqaimat in the Holy month of Ramadan, it is one of the popular desserts made in this month.
If you could peek in any Arab Women’s kitchen during the month of Holy Ramadan, you'll find a Luqaimat batter resting on the kitchen table.
These sweet dumplings will complete your Iftar table and give you the perfect taste of Ramadan at home. They’re sweet, yet crunchy and are an absolute delight to have after breaking your fast.
Definitely try out this recipe and let me know what you think about it!
Chicken Tikka Pizza – Ultimate Food Fusion Recipe for Iftar
Looking for a non-traditional idea for your Iftar menu? This Chicken Tikka Pizza combines the flavors of the perfect chicken, with the amazing touch of a pizza!
What’s best is that you can also freeze the pizza dough to have the pizza throughout Ramadan whenever you want for Iftar.
It’s the perfect dish to make kids happy as well as adults! This recipe truly combines the best of both worlds when it comes to Indian and Italian cuisine.
I highly suggest you give this one a go!
Chicken Salad Sandwich – A Delicious Light Sandwich for Iftar
If you’re looking for an easy to make, yet deliciously light sandwich option to have around your Iftar dinner table then this one is perfect for you!
They’re creamy, full of flavor, and extremely easy to whip up. Perfect for an Iftar party at your place or to just make them for kids who always seem to love them.
You can have a chicken salad sandwich cold or you can grill it and enjoy the flavor of toasted/grilled bread too.
This sandwich may be light, but it’ll fill you up after a day of fasting. And it’s seriously a crowd pleaser! Definitely add it to your list of recipes to try this Ramadan.
Light Beef Lasagna – Perfect Casserole Dish for Iftar
One of my favorite types of casseroles is Beef Lasagna, I mean what’s not to love about lasagna? It’s the perfect mix of pasta, ground beef cooked in a homemade tomato sauce, with a perfect white sauce and cheese!
Today, I’m bringing you a light version of this classic Italian dish! And it’s, honestly, perfect for Iftar.
Lasagna is one of the best comfort food around the world and it’ll leave your taste buds wanting more. It’s a simple and easy recipe to make, and you can also prep in advance to assemble it in time for Iftar.
You’re going to love this one for sure! Try it out today!
Hummus without Tahini – A Delicious Appetizer for Iftar
Who doesn’t love hummus? Especially when it’s this easy to make at home! It’s the perfect appetizer to have as a spread or dip and perfect on the side of just about everything!
You need only minimal ingredients to make this recipe at home, but it’s jam-packed with nutrients that you need during Ramadan.
Hummus truly is the perfect appetizer to sneak onto the dinner table for Iftar and get your family to munch on while they’re being filled with all the nutrients they need. It’s especially perfect for kids!
My recipe for Hummus is simple to make and turns out great each time. Definitely try it out this month of Ramadan!
Cashew Chicken – Best Chinese Dinner Meal for Iftar
If you love Cashew Chicken, you're going to want to try this easy Cashew Chicken recipe. All you need is 30 minutes and you've got a satisfying meal!
It’s a family favorite for us, especially during Ramadan, and I’m sure it’ll soon become one for your family as well!
It’s truly the ultimate Chinese takeout dish for Iftar and tastes perfect every single time. It’s light, delicious, and full of flavor.
The secret to this recipe lies in its mouth-water sauce! My recipe will give you perfect flavors every time and it’s definitely going to be your new Iftar favorite!
Lemon Rice – Perfect Light and Flavorful Rice for Iftar
Looking for the perfect rice to have with Cashew Chicken or any of the dishes listed in this post? Then this Lemon Rice recipe is what you’ve been looking for!
It’s tangy and the taste of olive oil combined with mint leaves and parsley gives this dish an incredible flavor.
This rice dish is light yet tasty and is the perfect side dish to have on your Iftar table for friends, family, and guests! I’m sure everyone is going to love it. Highly suggest you give this one a go!
Sheer Khurma – A Classic and Popular Dessert for Iftar
Sheer Khurma is the perfect, creamy vermicelli pudding dessert that’s commonly eaten during Ramadan and even Eid ul-Fitr!
If you’ve had Sheer Khurma once, you’ll definitely want to have it again. And if you’ve never tried it before, trust me you’re in for a treat!
It’s definitely a special dessert to make at home and tastes exquisite. Rich with nuts, milk, nylon vermicelli, and sugar, this dessert is the perfect comfort food for every Iftar.
Whether you’ve tried it before or not, this dish is going to become your new favorite!
Basbousa – Delicious Arabian Dessert for Iftar
Basbousa is an Arabian dessert, and it means ‘just one kiss’ in the Arabic language. It has a cake-like texture but is denser and richer.
It’s usually soaked in simple syrup and has a lot of butter, but this particular recipe is super quick to prepare and there is no soaking in syrup is involved, that’s less sugar for you, and no butter! Seriously perfect for Ramadan.
Enjoy the flavor of coconut and the fine crumbs by using fine semolina and baking powder. This Basbousa will definitely be the best you’ve ever made or tried.
You can also make it in advance and freeze it for a whole month (so all of Ramadan) and whip it out to have it during Iftar whenever you want. It’s seriously the perfect dessert for this month!
Indian Tea Karak Chai – The Ultimate Tea for Iftar
Who doesn’t love some delicious tea after having all the yummy food during Iftar? I know I do, and I’m sure you do too! If that’s the case, then you’re going to fall in love with this Indian tea recipe!
This tea recipe is strong, aromatic, and incredibly delicious! Once you have some Karak Chai, I’m sure you’ll want to have it every single day (even after Ramadan!).
This recipe is super easy to make, but the results are astonishingly good. With my secret tip, you’ll be able to get the perfect cup of Indian strong tea wherever you are in the world.
It’s the perfect tea to serve to your guests during Iftar or to enjoy with your family at home. It’s one of my absolute favorites, and I’m sure it’ll be yours too!
Almond Butter Sticks – Perfect Cookies with Tea for Iftar
Want to try the Indian Tea Karak Chai recipe but looking for some cookies to go along with it? Then these Almond Butter Sticks are just the ones you need!
Not only do they look absolutely stunning, but they taste amazing too! They’re buttery and packed with flavor. I love them with some tea or as a light dessert during Iftar, and so does my family.
I’m sure your family is going to love it just as much, if not more. Try these today and definitely let me know what you think.
Whether you’re trying the Kunafa, the Chicken Samosas, or hearty Arabian Lamb Stew, I’m sure you’re going to find what you’re looking for in this Ramadan Iftar Menu list.
Be sure to comment down below and let me know which recipe you’re looking to try this month. Happy Ramadan to you and your family!