With a change of country, the food on the table during Ramzan changes as well. Although dates are one item that will be seen across every region.
Here are some of the delicacies enjoyed by people around the world:
Egypt– Al-Khoshaf – a mix of dates, figs, apricots and kamar-din juice, Molokhia, grape leaves, and soup
Sudan– Juice made from maize, wheat, boiled legumes, and porridge
Tunisia– Haririya, grilled veggies with olive oil, rice cooked with dates, and raisins
Yemen– Dates, coffee, shafur– bread and yoghurt and soup of crushed wheat mixed with milk and sugar or meat broth
Turkey– Bread called Bida, dates, cheese
Malaysia– Fatri Mundi, Gatry Mundi meal, Badeq, dates, bananas, and oranges
Pakistan– Bakora made of sweet potato mixed with spices, Rooh Afza juice
Japan- Kaiseki– a vegetable meal made of famous juices and pickles, marine specialities
Iraq– Dates and milk, a drink named Nomi Basra which is said to cure headaches
Afghanistan– Minto, Pulani and Afghan rice- which are pastries mixed with rice and spices
India– Gingi- a soup made of rice flour, a little meat and spices cooked in water, Dahi bhalla
With the Holy month hardly a few weeks away, use your limited time in creating a balanced diet. Provide your body with all the essential nutrients and fluids to stay healthy, and while you might not feel like it, make sure to continue some light physical activity or a short walk after during the month of Ramzan to stay healthy and active. Happy fasting!