Ramadan Recipes

Om Ali
Om Ali

Om Ali

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Cooked pieces of puff pastry are combined with nuts, raisins and coconut, covered in hot sweetened milk and cream and placed under the broiler in this hot Egyptian dessert you can eat with a spoon.
Algerian Kefta (Meatballs)
Algerian Kefta (Meatballs)

Algerian Kefta (Meatballs)

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These simple meatballs in a garlicky fresh tomato sauce are best served with a crusty French baguette.
Al Kabsa - Traditional Saudi Rice and Chicken
Al Kabsa - Traditional Saudi Rice and Chicken

Al Kabsa - Traditional Saudi Rice and Chicken

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Fragrant basmati rice is topped with chicken pieces cooked in a tomato sauce with aromatic spices, and garnished with toasted slivered almonds in this authentic recipe.
Afghan Beef Raviolis (Mantwo)
Afghan Beef Raviolis (Mantwo)

Afghan Beef Raviolis (Mantwo)

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Popular at a well-known Afghan restaurant nearby, this dish uses wontons to create delicious beef-, bean- and spice-filled raviolis with an Afghani twist.
Veggie Bulgur Salad (Kisir)
Veggie Bulgur Salad (Kisir)

Veggie Bulgur Salad (Kisir)

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Tender cooked onions and tangy pomegranate molasses make this bulgur salad a standout.
Chef John's Falafel
Chef John's Falafel

Chef John's Falafel

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Craving falafel? You need to soak the chickpeas a full day before you actually want to eat. After that, it's simple to make. Serve with Chef John's tahini or tzatziki sauce and pita bread.
Roasted Red Pepper Salad
Roasted Red Pepper Salad

Roasted Red Pepper Salad

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Roasted red peppers are stuffed with chopped grilled eggplant and served with a garlic-yogurt sauce in this Mediterranean salad.
Chakchouka (Shakshouka)
Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

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This Tunisian and Israeli dish is like a Mediterranean version of huevos rancheros. Fried eggs simmer in a sauce of tomatoes, onions, colorful bell peppers, chile peppers, and spices.
Moroccan Spicy Carrot Salad
Moroccan Spicy Carrot Salad

Moroccan Spicy Carrot Salad

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Cayenne pepper brings the heat to this Moroccan-style carrot salad.
Sean's Falafel and Cucumber Sauce
Sean's Falafel and Cucumber Sauce

Sean's Falafel and Cucumber Sauce

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It's easy to make your own falafel! Mashed chickpeas are combined with onion, bread crumbs, egg, and herbs, and fried until browned and crisp. Serve in pita halves topped with chopped tomatoes and cucumber sauce.
Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)
Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)

Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)

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Fried onions are mixed with rice and lentils, and topped with yogurt or sour cream. So simple, and so delicious!
Baba Ghanoush
Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush

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This classic smoky, garlicky Middle Eastern roasted eggplant spread is easy to make at home.
Kofta Kebabs
Kofta Kebabs

Kofta Kebabs

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These lamb kebabs have 6 different kinds of spices; the first time I smelled them I knew immediately that I had to find the recipe. The most affordable way to purchase the spices is in bulk at either a health food store or an Asian or Middle-Eastern market. They are very good!
Slow Cooker Oats
Slow Cooker Oats

Slow Cooker Oats

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Delicious cinnamon-apple oats cook slowly all night in the slow cooker, and are ready for a hot breakfast the next morning.
Chef John's Pita Bread
Chef John's Pita Bread

Chef John's Pita Bread

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Mix up a simple dough, let it rise, and experience the true taste of homemade pita breads from your own kitchen.
Shish Tawook Grilled Chicken
Shish Tawook Grilled Chicken

Shish Tawook Grilled Chicken

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Chicken chunks are marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and several spices before being skewered with onions and bell peppers. The result is a terrific idea for the grilling season that tastes great and is fun to eat.
Beef Samosas
Beef Samosas

Beef Samosas

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Beef and potatoes are the main ingredients folded inside these wonderful deep fried samosas. Chicken livers may be substituted for beef, if you choose. My friend from Bangladesh gave me this savory, spicy recipe. You just can't buy better in the shops.
Indian Fish Curry
Indian Fish Curry

Indian Fish Curry

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Spicy baked white fish fillets are dressed up with a ginger, garlic, onion, and cashew puree in this Bengali recipe.
Kheer (Rice Pudding)
Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Kheer (Rice Pudding)

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This is a very flavorful Basmati rice pudding made with coconut milk, raisins, cardamom, and toasted almonds and pistachios. It's the best rice pudding I've ever had, and very easy to make!
Chicken Biryani
Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani

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For a traditional Pakistani/Indian dish, simmer tender morsels of chicken in a creamy, spicy blend of onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cumin, tomatoes, yogurt, mint, cardamom and cinnamon. Finish by steaming with fragrant saffron rice and potatoes.
Kafta (BBQ)
Kafta (BBQ)

Kafta (BBQ)

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The yummiest preparation mixture for ground beef EVER! I have made this Lebanese meat for all of my friends and family and have HAD to leave the recipe with everyone! The mixture can be used for everything: meatballs, meatloaf, BBQ skewers, and hamburgers.
Harira
Harira

Harira

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This Moroccan soup has lamb, lentils, chickpeas, noodles, egg and more and is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, cayenne and turmeric.
Authentic Kicked-Up Syrian Hummus
Authentic Kicked-Up Syrian Hummus

Authentic Kicked-Up Syrian Hummus

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Roasted garlic gives this fabulous Syrian-style garbanzo bean dip a subtle sweetness.
Syrian Bread
Syrian Bread

Syrian Bread

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A versatile Middle Eastern-style flatbread that you can serve with lunch or dinner. Mix the dough in your bread machine or stand mixer.
Sweet and Nutty Moroccan Couscous
Sweet and Nutty Moroccan Couscous

Sweet and Nutty Moroccan Couscous

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I've simplified this recipe for Couscous Mesfouf without losing any of its deliciously complex flavor. Prepare all the mix-ins ahead of time and it takes only minutes to make. Enjoy!
Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

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A refreshing, light salad for any hot, humid summer day! A great main dish for vegetarians, as well. The basil may be substituted with fresh parsley or mint. Be sure to make this salad just before serving.
Balela Salad
Balela Salad

Balela Salad

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This quick Middle Eastern-style bean salad, made with garbanzo and black beans, plus lots of sweet grape tomatoes, has a tangy and slightly spicy blender dressing.
No Fail Bean Pie
No Fail Bean Pie

No Fail Bean Pie

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A sweet and rich custard-like pie flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg could remind you of a pumpkin pie -- but this traditional Ramadan favorite treat is made with canned beans.