Locally grown foods may include grapes, okra, guavas, bananas, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and pineapples. A thinly layered food made from flour paste (kisra) and thin bread with lentils, peas, tomatoes, and cheese is called fatta.
Where possible, Sudanese people like to eat chicken, goat, and beef to supplement the staples of millet, sorghum, and maize. Where rainfall is more prominent potatoes, mangoes, cassava, peanuts, and papaya are eaten.
Many families suffer from malnutrition in some regions.
Two meals a day is the norm in Sudan. Dinner (evening) is the main meal, and it is shared by the family. People wash their hands before and after a meal, and only the right hand is used for eating. Families do not often eat out of the home at restaurants.