Muslims worldwide will enter a month full of blessings, namely the month of Ramadan, which of course has been waiting for Muslims. The month of Ramadan is a month full of grace in which there is a lot of joy and happiness. It is compulsory for Muslims during the month of Ramadan, they fast for 1 full month. There are many typical foods in the month of Ramadan which will certainly make your fast even more enjoyable. If Indonesians are familiar with iftar dishes in the form of compote which has a sweet and filling taste, making it a favorite choice for breaking the fast in various regions in Indonesia. So what are the typical food for breaking the fast in the world? Curious? Let’s look at the following info:
1. Harira (Morocco)
Harira, a typical soup for the month of Ramadan which includes pieces of meat (lamb, chicken, and beef), lentils, tomatoes, onions, rice, and spices such as ginger, pepper, celery, and parsley.
2. Lahm lhalou (Algeria)
Lahm lhalou which means sweet meat is a very popular food in Algeria, especially during the month of Ramadan. This food usually made with lamb meat.
3.Pide bread (Turkey)
The enthusiasm for breaking the fast in Turkey is almost the same as in Indonesia. One thing you will definitely encounter when breaking the fast of Ramadan in Turkey is pide bread, which is toasted bread which is only sold during Ramadan. Pide bread itself is a traditional Turkish food dubbed Turkish pizza with various toppings such as ground beef, Turkish sausage, eggs, and others.
Fesenjan is popular in Iraq, Iran and Persia can taste sweet or sour depending on how it is cooked. Traditionally, fesenjan made from duck or chicken. However, nowadays, fesenjan is better known for being made from pomegranate or walnut syrup. Usually fesenjan is served with white or yellow Persian rice.
5. Medames (Egypt)
Medames, with the main ingredient of peanuts served with vegetable oil, parsley, onion and white, and also lemon juice. This food usually a meal for breakfast, but during Ramadan, this food more often served when breaking the fast.
6.Jollof rice (Nigeria)
Nigeria is host to the largest Muslim community in West Africa. The tradition of breaking the fast in this country is quite thick, with African and Middle Eastern specialties being the prima donna of every Ramadan. One of the typical foods that often appear during Ramadan in Nigeria is jollof rice. You could say, jollof rice is the paella of West Africa, if paella is a typical Spanish food then jollof rice is a typical Nigerian food. Jollof rice also called benachin, jollof rice is cooked in a large cauldron, with tomato, chili, and various types of side dishes.
7. Piyaju (Bangladesh)
A popular Bangladeshi menu for Iftar is Piyaju or also known as Onion Pakoda. This pan made from lentils, chopped onions and green chilies. Then fried in hot oil until browned. At first glance, it looks like fried food.
Pakistan with 96% of the population is Muslim, usually iftar with their favorite food, namely samosas. This triangular dish filled with potatoes, onions, lentils, and sometimes meats like lamb, beef, or chicken.
9. Hyderabadi Haleem (India)
Hyperabad Haleem is India’s favorite iftar menu. This food resembles oatmeal accompanied by pieces of lamb. Pakora, is another favorite food for breaking the fast. It tends to be hard to find when it’s not Ramadan. Pakora is shaped like a fried dish which there is a mixture of ingredients such as onions, broccoli, eggplant, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, and sometimes with bread or chicken.
10. Kolak (Indonesia)
Indonesia is the largest muslim country in the world. Iftar menu in Indonesia is compote. A sweet dish made from processed brown sugar, pandan leaves, coconut milk with sweet potatoes, pumpkin, cassava, and sometimes jackfruit.
We still have more list about typical food for breaking fast in the world that you can see in the next article, stay tuned!