The Iftar meal


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  • Monday, 29 Jul 2013

Toss that dough: A Palestinian baker prepares a special thin bread known locally as shrak for breaking fast during Ramadan in Hebron. - EPA

A look at the food eaten by Muslims around the world to break their fast during Ramadan.

Aromatic dish: A Palestinian man prepares a traditional festive dish known as Qidra at a bakery before the Iftar meal in the West Bank city of Hebron. The dish, which dates back to the courts of Persia, contains rice and meat or chicken and is cooked in a wood-fired oven. In it, there is a standard mix of spices and abundant cloves of unpeeled garlic. - EPA
Aromatic dish: A Palestinian man prepares a traditional festive dish known as Qidra at a bakery before the Iftar meal in the West Bank city of Hebron. The dish, which dates back to the courts of Persia, contains rice and meat or chicken and is cooked in a wood-fired oven. In it, there is a standard mix of spices and abundant cloves of unpeeled garlic. - EPA

Baklava from Baghdad City: Muslims often break fast with these Arabic sweets. - AFP

Baklava from Baghdad City: Muslims often break fast with these Arabic sweets. - AFP

A Yemeni confectioner displays Zalabiya, which are sweet crullers made from a batter composed of eggs, flour and milk, in Sana'a. - EPA
A Yemeni confectioner displays Zalabiya, which are sweet crullers made from a batter composed of eggs, flour and milk, in Sana'a. - EPA

At the Eidga mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, a free evening meal is provided to Muslims breaking fast. Rice dishes are considered the

At the Eidga mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, a free evening meal is provided to Muslims breaking fast. Rice dishes are considered the king of of all foods in Afghanistan. - AFP

Here's something we're familiar with in Malaysia too. Lemang, which is glutinous rice cooked in bamboo over a wood fire, is sold at a stall in Jakarta, Indonesia, along with other sweet and savoury delicacies for breaking fast. - AFP

Here's something we're familiar with in Malaysia too. Lemang, which is glutinous rice cooked in bamboo over a wood fire, is sold at a stall in Jakarta, Indonesia, along with other sweet and savoury delicacies for breaking fast. - AFP

A vendor sells various kinds of dates at his stall in a market in Kuwait City. - AFP

A vendor sells various kinds of dates at his stall in a market in Kuwait City. - AFP

Palestinian bakers prepare traditional Ramadan pancakes called Qataiyef, or Katayef, in the Old City in the West Bank town of Hebron. The sweet is filled with cream or cheese and nuts. - EPA
Palestinian bakers prepare traditional Ramadan pancakes called Qataiyef, or Katayef, in the Old City in the West Bank town of Hebron. The sweet is filled with cream or cheese and nuts. - EPA
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