Top Qatari Traditional Must-Try Dishes

September 19, 2019BY Admin ( 0 ) Comment

In Qatar, breakfast is considered as the light meal which includes yoghurt, cheese, olives and coffee, while lunch is the main meal, with mezze followed by main courses such as lamb or chicken stews. Check out the popular dishes that you should try when traveling to Qatar.

1. Machboos

This is a spiced rice dish that is mixed with any kind of marinated meat or seafood you may like, including chicken, beef, lamb, camel and fish. This is one of the most popular dishes in Qatar. It is also call Kabsa. It looks so delicious and nutrious.

2. Madhruba

Madhruba is a combination of rice, milk, butter and cardamom that is cooked together until it becomes mushy. Chicken and other types of meat are stewed along with mashed beans. This dish is also called ‘beaten porridge’.

3. Luqaimat

Luqaimat is a perfect desert, when put it in the mouth you will feel the soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside of the food, it is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. This dish is a mixture of butter, milk, flour, sugar, saffron and cardamom.

4. Thareed

Another Ramadan special and similar to a pot of stew, thareed, often called the Arab lasagna. This dish is a combination of vegetables such as carrots, beans, onions, potatoes with chicken or lamb and mixed with tomato sauce and spices. It often enjoy with bread which is placed on the bottom of the dish, soaking up the stew juices and making the bread soft and flavourful.

5. Ghuzi

Ghuzi, which is also called khuzi, contains ưhole roasted lamb served on a generous bed of rice, vegetables and flavourful nuts. It’s also the national dish of the United Arab Emirates, which means any trip to the area without ghuzi is an incomplete one.

6. Kousa Mahshi

This dish is a favourite dish of all over the Middle East. The zucchini in this international-inspired dish features a stuffing of lamb flavoured with mint and garlic; it is then baked in the oven before being served hot.

7. Saloona

Saloona is basically spicy meat and/or vegetable broth. It usually cooked by tomatoes, aubergine, carrots and potatoes. This food is enjoy as an everyday, home cooked meal. This hearty dish is believed to have Bedouin origins, and it is often prepared during the month of Ramadan. People eat it by itself or with rice or bread.