(Jalebi - fried funnel cake sweets soaked in syrup). In Iran, where it is known as Zulbia, the sweet was traditionally given to the poor during Ramadan. In the early 1900s, Jalebi was used to hold ice cream.
Qatayef, the staple Arabic sweet for Ramadan. Made with a salty white cheese and sometimes pistachios on the inside, fried and coated with a sugary syrup and best served hot. The corn oil or even coconut oil gives it the best flavor.