by: anika854, created: 03 Apr 2018, updated: 03 Apr 2018 Public: Users can add dishes

In the Arab world, certain dishes remain exclusive to Ramadan. We hardly see, smell or taste them outside the holy month.

For those who are not familiar with “Ramadan only” specialties, we give you this tantalizing list of some of the most popular iftar dishes from 10 different Arab countries.

1. Harees

(Yemen)

Harees is a popular dish known in the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, especially in the month of Ramadan.

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2. Samosa

Samoosa

(Indian)

Is a fried or baked pastry with savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils and sometimes ground lamb, ground beef or ground chicken. They may or may not also contain ...

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3. Fattoush

fattush, fatush, fattoosh, and fattouche

(Lebanese)

This is a bread salad made from toasted or fried pieces of pita bread combined with mixed greens and other vegetables, such as radishes and tomatoes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fattoush

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4. Arseeyah

Erseeyah

(Omani)

This rich and hearty dish is considered one of the most traditional dishes in Oman and is especially popular during Ramadan, Eid and at weddings. To make this dish, you need chicken, ...

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5. Harira

(Moroccan)

It is a Moroccan traditional soup. It is popular as a starter but is also eaten on its own as a light snack. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harira

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6. Fatteh

(-Middle Eastern-)

Is known to be a very peculiar and ancient dish of the Egyptian and Southern Levant area, an area that comprises Damascus, Beirut, Jordan and the Palestinian Territories while being mostly unknown ...

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7. Ful Medames

Foul Meddamas, Ful Mudammas, Foule Mudammes

(Egyptian)

(Lebanese)

(-Middle Eastern-)

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Dish of cooked fava beans served with vegetable oil, cumin, and optionally with chopped parsley, garlic, onion, lemon juice and chili pepper. It is a staple meal in Egypt, especially in the ...

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8. Aseed

(Yemen)

It is a Yemeni delicacy. It is a meal, using only boiled water, flour, and some salt. Typically it is smothered in gravy.

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9. Jalebi

Jilbi, Jilipi, Jilapi

(Bangladeshi)

(Indian)

(Nepalese)

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It is also known as Zulbia, is a sweet popular in countries of South Asia, West Asia, North Africa, and East Africa. It is made by deep-frying Maida flour ,batter in pretzel ...

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10. Nuaimiah

Nuaimiyah

(Sudanese)

This unique dish is a must-have on iftar tables if you come from Sudan. It is a soup like a dish that consists of many components including dried onions, minced meat, crush ...

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