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Middle Eastern Recipes


ALGERIA

Algerian Recipes

Banadura Salata B'Kizbara (tomato & coriander salad)

Batata Merhiya (beef-layered mashed potatoes)

Beghrir (honeycomb pancakes)

Chlada Fakya (fruit salad medley)

Chorba bil Matisha (tomato soup)

Djej bil Qasbour (chicken with saffron & olives)

Etzai (mint tea)

Sahlab (creamy winter drink; aka Salep)

Shakshouka (bell peppers & eggs)

Shorba Looz (almond soup)

Stuffed Dates & Walnuts

 

Algeria

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BAHRAIN

Bahraini Recipes

Khubz (pita bread)

Machbous (chicken with spiced rice)

Middle Eastern Spice Mix

Muhammar (sweet rice)

Qoozi (lamb with rice)

Umm Ali (Bread Pudding)

 

Bahrain

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CHAD

Chadian Recipes

Bangaou (lamb stew)

Cossey (bean fritters)

Daraba (okra & sweet potatoes)

Gombo et Kissar (Okra Stew with Kissar)

Jahlova Kase (millet porridge)

Jus de Fruit (fruit juice with milk & spices)

Kissar (sourdough crepes or pancakes)

La Bouillie (peanut butter porridge)

 

Chad

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COMOROS

Comorian Recipes

Curry d'Agneau (Lamb Curry)

Ladu (rice dessert)

Langouste a la Vanilla (lobster in vanilla sauce)

Nyembwe Sauce (palm nut soup base)

Pilau Boeuf de Comores (Beef Pilau)

Poulet au Coco (Chicken with Coconut)

Poulet de Comores (Comorian Chicken)

Poulet Nyembwe (stewed palm chicken)

Punch Coco (Coconut Punch)

Riz des Iles (Island Rice)

 

Comoros

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CYPRUS

Cypriot Recipes

Afelia (wine-marinated pork)

Arni Kappamas (lamb & potatoes in tomato sauce)

Bamies Yiahni (okra stew with tomatoes)

Eliotes (olive pies)

Halloumi Taganito (fried cheese)

Kolokasi Tsakristo (pork & taro stew)

Manitaria Krasata (mushrooms in wine)

Psari Plaki (fish in tomato sauce)

Spanakorizo (rice pilaf with spinach)

 

Cyprus

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DJIBOUTI

Djiboutian Recipes

Bajiyos (fried vegetables)

Berbere (spice blend)

Canjeero (flatbread)

Fah-Fah (Soupe Djiboutienne)

Kolo (fried cookies)

Marake Kaloune (fish stew)

Sambuusa (savory pastries)

Skoudehkaris (lamb & rice in tomato sauce)

Yetakelt W'et (spicy vegetable stew)

 

Djibouti

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EGYPT

Egyptian Recipes

Arnabit Matbukh (stewed cauliflower)

Bamia (sweet & sour okra)

Basbousa (nut cakes)

Béchamel Sauce (butter & flour roux white sauce)

Dakka (nutty herb dip)

Feteer Meshaltet (Arabic Pies)

Ful Mudammas (fava beans in sauce)

Gebna Makleyah (baked cheese balls)

Konafa (pastry in Atar syrup)

Kushari (lentil & rice casserole)

Macarona Béchamel (beef & pasta in béchamel sauce)

Martabak Mesir (feta cheese omelet)

Mehallabia (rice pudding)

Salatit Kharshuf (artichoke salad)

 

Egypt

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ERITREA

Eritrean Recipes

D'Nish Zigni (Fiery Potato Stew)

Hembesha (Eritrean Bread)

Kitcha Fit-Fit (spiced bread with yogurt)

Kulu'wa (beef stew in tomato sauce)

Taita (Eritrean Flatbread)

Tegelese Tesmi (herbed butter)

Tsebhi Dorho (Spicy Chicken)

Tsebhi Shiro (Spicy Peanuts)

 

Eritrea

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IRAN

Iranian Recipes

Aash Rechte (winter noodle soup)

Badenjan Kashk (eggplant dip)

Chelo (fluffy rice)

Chelo Kebabs (kebabs & rice)

Dugh (yogurt with sparkling water)

Gondhi Berenji (beef, rice & herbs)

Oshe Anor (meatball soup)

Qotaab (deep-fried almond cakes)

Ranginak (Persian Date Cakes)

Shirazi (cucumber & tomato salad)

Shish Barak (Iranian Ravioli)

Tah-Chin ba Morgh (saffron rice cakes with chicken)

 

Iran

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IRAQ

Iraqi Recipes

Adas Bil Hamod (lentils with lemon juice)

G'shur Purtaghal (candied citrus)

Helawat al Jazr (cardamom sweet carrots)

Kibbe Batata (beef & potato casserole)

Kleicha (date cookies)

Ma'mounia (wheat pudding)

Mnazzalleh (eggplant with chickpeas & tomatoes)

Schurbat Adas Ma Qar (Lentil & Pumpkin Soup)

Shorbat Rumman (meatball & pomegranate soup)

Shorbat Rumman Vegetarian (variation of pomegranate soup)

Tepsi Baytinijan (beef & eggplant casserole)

Yalanchi (rice-stuffed tomatoes)

 

Iraq

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JORDAN

Jordanian Recipes

Baharat (spice blend)

Knafeh (baked cheese)

Managish (herbed flatbread)

Mansaf (lamb & rice)

Maqluba (Upside-Down Rice & Eggplant Casserole)

Sambusak (stuffed savory pastries)

Shawarma (stuffed pita sandwich)

Shishbarak (meat dumplings in yogurt stew)

Taboon (Lafah Bread)

Tabouleh (bulgur salad)

Tahini (sesame seed paste)

Za'atar (spice blend)

 

Jordan

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KUWAIT

Kuwaiti Recipes

Balaleet (Vermicelli Omelet)

Biryani (spicy chicken & rice casserole)

Buharat (spice blend)

Dijaj Machboos (Chicken with Rice)

Ghuraiba (almond cookie balls)

Jireesh (cracked wheat soup)

Kaikat Al Tamar (date & walnut cake)

Shai (traditional tea)

 

Kuwait

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LEBANON

Lebanese Recipes

Adas Bsbaanegh (Lentil & Spinach Soup)

Byde b'Banadoura (eggs with tomatoes)

Djej w Batata Bil Sayniyyeh (Garlic Chicken & Potatoes)

Ghorabiyeh (butter nut cookies)

Kibbeh (bulgur lamb patties)

Koussa bil-Laban (stuffed zucchini in yogurt sauce)

Lebanese 7-Spices (spice blend)

Limoonada (lemonade)

Makhlouta (Whole Grains Stew)

Malfouf (cabbage rolls)

Meghli (rice pudding with nuts)

Samke Harra (Spicy Fish)

Yakhnit Loobyeh (Green Bean Stew)

 

Lebanon

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LIBYA

Libyan Recipes

Batata Mbattina (lamb & potato sandwiches)

Boureek (lamb turnovers)

Dajaj Maghli (fried chicken)

Ghreyba (butter cookies)

Haraimi (lemon tomato fish)

Hararat (Libyan 5-Spice blend)

Imthawoma (potatoes in tomato sauce)

Kamoon Hoot (seafood spice blend)

Kifta Lil Atfaal (cinnamon meatballs)

Ruzz bil Khaloot (rice with liver & almonds)

Salata Mashwia (bell pepper salad)

Sfinz (deep-fried breakfast pastry)

Sherba (lamb & tomato soup)

Torshi (mashed potatoes & squash)

Xarba Arbija (Libyan Soup)

 

Libya

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MAURITANIA

Mauritanian Recipes

Banaf (meat & vegetable stew)

Bonava (lamb stew)

Cherchem (millet in tomato sauce)

Leksour (lamb stew with pancakes)

Mahfe (meat & pumpkin stew in peanut sauce)

Maru we-llham (chicken in mustard sauce)

Pudim d'Avocat (Avocado Pudding)

 

Mauritania

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MOROCCO

Moroccan Recipes

Café Nss Nss (Moroccan Coffee)

Charmoula (seafood marinade or dipping sauce)

Djedad (apricot chicken)

Hut bel Charmoula (fried fish with Charmoula)

Hut Benoua (fish with almond paste)

Kefta Mkaouara (Meatball, Tomato & Egg Tajine)

Kouclas bi Ruz (rice dumplings)

Mechoui (roasted lamb)

Mhalbi (milk & almond pudding)

Mrouzia (salty-sweet tajine)

Ras el Hanout (spice mix)

Seksu Tanjaoui (Tangier Couscous)

Shlada Bellecheen (orange & walnut salad)

Smen (Moroccan Butter)

Tabikha B'salk (vegetarian stew)

Tajine Msir Zeetoon (chicken & lemon)

 

Morocco

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OMAN

Omani Recipes

Asabea Zeinabs (pastry fingers)

Bapalo (fish soup)

Bizar a'Shuwa (Omani Spice Mix)

Djaj Fouq El-Eish (chicken & rice stew)

Halawet Ahmad (noodle dessert)

Jazar Halwa (carrots & pistachios)

Sako (tapioca with nuts & saffron)

Shurba (vegetable soup)

Thandai (spicy milk)

 

Oman

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QATAR

Qatari Recipes

Algeemaat (sticky custard balls)

Esh Asaraya (sweet bread with cream)

Kabsa (chicken & rice; also known as Machbous)

Motabel (eggplant dip)

Qahwa Helw (Qatari Coffee)

Tharid (lamb & chickpea stew)

 

Qatar

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SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabian Recipes

Aish As-Saraya (sweet bread)

Almento (steamed lamb dumplings)

Ashta (homemade clotted cream)

Dajaj bil Hamod (lemon chicken)

Hawayij (spice blend)

Haysa Al-Tumreya (dip for dates)

Jajeek (cucumber & yogurt salad)

Kimaje (flatbread)

Kleeja (cardamom cookie biscuits)

Zurbian (lamb & rice)

 

Saudi Arabia

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SOMALIA

Somali Recipes

Bajiy (Red Lentil Fritters)

Besan (chickpea flour)

Iskudheh Karis (chicken pilaf)

Jubina (cream cheese dessert)

Kac Kac (sweet biscuits or bread)

Kalluun Duban (spicy baked fish)

Maraq Bilaash (Cherry Tomato Sauce)

Muufo Baraawe (Somali Flatbread)

Nafaqo (Potato Stuffed with Egg)

Qumbe (Coconut Squares)

Shaah (Somali Tea)

Shigni (hot sauce)

Vibibi (rice pancakes)

 

Somalia

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SUDAN

Sudanese Recipes

Aseeda (wheat porridge)

Baseema (lemon cake)

Creme Caramela (caramel custard)

Dama be Potaatas (beef & potato stew)

Fuul (broad bean paste)

Kissra (thin pancakes)

Maschi (tomatoes stuffed with beef)

Nyaba (peanut & greens paste)

Tagalia (Meat Sauce)

Tamia (chickpea patties)

White Nile Fish

 

Sudan

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SYRIA

Syrian Recipes

Ayran (cold yogurt drink)

Bazella Riz (peas with rice)

Butternut Kibbeh (squash patties)

Dawood Basha (Syrian Meatballs)

Fasoliyyeh bi Zayt (green beans with olive oil)

Fattoush (pita & vegetable salad)

Fette (cheese spread)

Jallab (summer drink)

Rishta (lentil & pasta soup)

Zahara (fried cauliflower)

 

Syria

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TUNISIA

Tunisian Recipes

Ajlouk Qura'a (zucchini salad)

Harissa (spice blend)

Houria (carrot salad)

Lablabi (chick-pea & garlic soup)

Maasems (Fatima's Little Fingers)

Mechoiua (roasted vegetable salad)

Mzoura (spiced parsnips)

Phyllo Dough (for use with Samsa)

Poulet Mehshi (chicken roast)

Salata Mishwiyya (grilled peppers, tomatoes & tuna salad)

Samsa (almond & sesame pastries)

Tajine d'artichauts Tunisienne (Tunisian Artichoke Tajine; aka Tunisian Meatloaf)

Tourchi Batata (potato salad with cumin)

 

Tunisia

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Emirian Recipes

Banana & Milk Juice

Bzar (Emirian Spice Mix)

Chammi (homemade cottage cheese)

Dhal (boiled lentils; aka Addis)

Gress (fried crushed bread)

Kheema (fried ground beef)

Peshew (gelatin custard; aka Cooz)

Shouroba Tamata (tomato soup)

Thareed Laham (lamb stew with flatbread)

 

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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YEMEN

Yemeni Recipes

Baal Canaf (poultry-stuffed cantaloupe)

Bint al Sahn (honey cakes)

Hareesh (pearl barley with chicken)

Malawah (skillet bread)

Qishr (ginger coffee)

Saltah (meat stew)

Seniyeh (meatloaf)

Zhoug (herb & spice blend)

 

Yemen

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The nations represented in Arabic Cookery include Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Yemen.

 

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Recipe page header based on the Arab League logo.

Animated country flags courtesy of Promex Crossed Flag Pins.

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