Can you guess what the most Googled recipes during Ramadan are?
Research also showed that questions like what, when, and how long Ramadan this year topped the search list
Samosa, haleem and falafel were the most Google searched recipes so far during this year’s Ramadan, according to Google.
Samosa, or samboosa as known in several Gulf Arab countries, is a fried or baked dish with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, macaroni, noodles, and/or minced meat (lamb, beef or chicken). The pasty triangles are quite famous on iftar tables across the Middle East and South East Asia.
Biryani is a mixed rice dish from the Indian subcontinent. It is made with spices, rice, lentils, meat and vegetables.
Haleem is a stew composed of meat, lentils and pounded wheat made into a thick paste. It is originally an Arabic dish and was introduced to the Hyderabad State by the Chaush people during the rule of the Nizams.
Falafel is made from fava beans or chickpeas, or a combination of the two. The use of chickpeas is predominant in most Middle Eastern countries. The dish is usually made with chickpeas in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine.
Turkish bread, or known locally as Pide Ekmeği, is a thick flat bread used with kababs and stew dishes.
Research also showed that questions like "what is Ramadan?," "when is Ramadan?," "how long is Ramadan?" and "How to lose weight in Ramadan?" topped the search list.
Libya, Yemen, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq were the top Middle Eastern countries that searched for Ramadan information on Google this year.