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Ramadan 2017: Seven Popular Iftar Desserts from Different Countries.

Ramadan 2017 Iftar Dishes

2017 Ramadan will start on the sunset of Friday, 26 May and ends on Saturday, 24 June. For 30 days, Muslims all over the world celebrate first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad. Families and friends come together during Ramadan 2017 when drinks and foods are served before dawn (suhoor) and after sunset (iftar). Which are some typical Ramadan dessert in different countries?

Turkey: güllaç

Güllaç is a sweet dish from Turkey, which is consumed especially during the month of Ramadan. It is made out of pomegranate, milk and thin layers of dough and nuts. The dessert is considered as the origin of baklava. Translated, güllaç means food of roses.

Iran: bamiyeh

Bamiyeh is a very famous Iftar dessert in Iran, Turkey and Irak. It is made out of a joghurt-based dough which gets fried and covered with syrup. It is very soft from the inside and crispy on the outside. A close desert to bamiyeh is jalebi.

Algeria: kalb el louz

Kalb el louz is a very famous Algerian Iftar dessert made out of semolina, almonds, orange flower and melting things such as like syrup. Thats why kalb el louz is also called almond heart. The pastry is one of the most popular ones in the country. It is widely consumed during the evenings of the sacred month of Ramadan with a mint tea or coffee.

Pakistan: gajar ka halwa

Gajar ka halwa is a famous dish in Pakistan, North India and Bangladesh. It is made out of sugar, milk, carrots, nuts, khoya and ghee and is traditionally eaten during big festivities such as Eid al-Fitr. During the winter time, the dessert is served hot.

Indonesia: kolak

Indonesia has the highest Muslim population in the world. During the month of Ramadan, people like to eat many different desserts from which one is called kolak. The usually warm served dessert kolak is a mix of pandanus leaf, coconut milk, coconut sugar and sometimes bananas as well.

Nigeria: masa

Masa is a small, round rice cake made out of rice, baking soda, sugar, yeast and oil. It is usually crispy around the edges and light sweet.

Malaysia: ais kacang

Air batu campur (also called ABC) is a bean ice dessert made out of different ingredients like grass jellies, condensed milk, sago, red beans and more more.
Featured image (cropped): Ais kacang Andrew Bogott Wikimedia – CC BY-SA 3.0

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