A Saudi Iftar Menu

 I have got so many emails this Ramadan asking me what foods we have for a Saudi iftar so I thought I would put together a little menu for those who asked. Of course as Muslims we always break our fast with dates, water or milk. The dates we prefer in my home is sukari and we drink laban with those to break the fast. 
The most popular appetizers are Quaker soup and samboosas, these are a must almost daily throughout Ramadan. Of course you will find other various snacks on the table such as pita, hummus and salad.
For the main course we always have traditional meals such as chicken kabsa, lamb kabsa or chicken mandy.
Saudis love to have desserts after a long day of fasting and such desserts as cream kunafa, date balls, chocolate biscuit dessert or harrisa can be found on tables. 
Habek tea or mint tea and always Saudi qahwa will always be made in every home. Saudis usually serve tea to guest when they enter and offer coffee before they leave. Families love to sip the hot drinks and chat.
I hope you enjoyed getting to learn more about how a typical iftar in Saudi goes.

10 Responses to A Saudi Iftar Menu

  • What an informative post. Picture of food is really tempting. Ramadan Mubarak to you!!

  • Well that dish looks amazing…I made roasted chicken the other day and by the time I was done I forgot the recipe for everything. BTW, now I want qahwa…I wanted to ask my MIl if she wanted some yesterday but I have been told I pronounce it like a body part you would never want to offer people, so mint tea it was for us. :P

  • LOL I am wondering what that would be :p You know that is why I keep a small note pad in the kitchen bc I would never remember. Is your mil there for umrah or for awhile? I am sure she is in love with the new baby mashAllah..

    Thanks Zelia and Shaista for the kind comments.

  • Salam alaikum wa ramatulah wa barakatu sister Noor, Ramadan Mubarak and interesting post masha Allah. Ma’asalama, UmmBinat.

  • Salam, Ramadan Mubarak!

    everything looks delicious. I got hungry now…

    Greetings from Brazil,
    visit me:

  • MAshallah Love your blog and the abundance of Arabic recipes. im bookmarking this to visit often
    Lgeimat Junkies

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  • This looks so delicious masha’Allah! :)

  • wonderful blog, great pictures mashallah you have really put a lot of effort into it!
    I don’t know how I haven’t found this blog before but I have now linked it to my Saudi blogs list :)
    Keep it up

    P.S would you like to try a Finnish recipe some time :)

  • UmmBinat thank you sis <3 InshAllah your well.

    Denise thank you so much and I sure will.

    Shaima thank you habibti and I love your blog as well.

    Thank you dear Nourhan

    Laylah well I know your blog :p and yes I sure would mail them on over :)

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