During Ramadan, what you choose to eat during suhoor and iftar is, of course, very important to keep you going between fasting. Because of this, we thought we’d introduce a little inspiration for suhoor and iftar dishes that are popular around the world.
Here is a selection of popular suhoor and iftar dishes from around the world:
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A lightly spiced fruit salad. This is a traditional Indian and Pakistani way to start an iftar meal. The ingredients for this fruit salad tend to vary between households, but it tends to include chaat masala, a variety of fruit and a little sugar.
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A hugely popular dish in India and Pakistan, pakoras are a staple on iftar tables across the world. One of the best things about serving pakoras is that you can make so many different variations of them – mixed vegetable, chicken, onion, cauliflower, or whatever you fancy.
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This dish from North Africa is perfect for suhoor, as it provides plenty of protein to keep you full through the day. Made with fava beans, there are different variations on this dish and toppings can be altered to suit your preference.
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A salad made of vegetables and pita bread, Fattoush originated in Lebanon and is regularly served at iftar in Levantine countries.
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Chapati is an unleavened flatbread originating in India and Pakistan. Regularly served at iftar meals, rolled up with vegetables and meat.
These are just a few of the many popular suhoor and iftar dishes from around the world. What are your favourite dishes to serve?
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