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List of Palestinian dishes

A typical Palestinian breakfast with pita, olives, tomatoes fried egg, pita, and labaneh

The following is a list of Palestinian dishes. For the cuisine, see Palestinian cuisine,(Arabic: الطعام الفلسطيني).

Main dishes by region

Galilee

  • Kibbeh balls - Minced meat in bulgur crust, fried into ball shapes
  • Kibbee bi-siniyyeh - Oven baked kibbee
  • Kibbeh nayyeh - Raw meat with bulgur, onions and spices
  • Mansaf - Lamb cooked in a sauce of fermented dried yogurt and served with rice or bulgur
  • Maqluba - An "upside-down" dish, made with fried vegetables, meat (lamb), rice and eggplant.
  • Musakhan - Large taboon bread topped with sumac, and onions.
  • - Mix of rice and lamb topped with a mildly spicy yogurt
  • Shish taouk - Chicken pieces on skewers
  • Kebab Halabi - kebab served with a spicy tomato sauce and Aleppo pepper

West Bank

  • Fasoulya Beyda - White beans cooked in tomato sauce and served with rice.
  • Fasoulya Khadra - Green beans cooked in tomato sauce and served with rice.
  • Kafta b'thine - Kafta balls cooked with thine sauce and served with rice.
  • Kafta harra - Kafta cooked in tomato sauce and potatoes. It can be eaten alone or in Pita bread.
  • - A specialty of Hebron, turnips stuffed with rice, minced lamb meat and spices, cooked in Tamarind sauce.
  • Mandi - also called Ruz ma Lahma in the West bank, it is made by cooking meat, rice and vegetables in a Taboon, Similar to other Arab States.
  • Mansaf - Lamb cooked in a sauce of fermented dried yogurt and served with rice or bulgur
  • Maqluba - An "upside-down" dish, made with fried vegetables, meat (chicken/lamb) and rice
  • Musakhan - Large taboon bread topped with sumac, onions and pepper.
  • Zarb - same as Mandi but it is cooked under high pressure in an airtight oven. Usually rice is substituted by bread. Influenced by Jordanians.

Gaza

  • - Lentil flavored with red peppers, dill, garlic and cumin.
  • Maqluba - upside-down eggplant, rice, meat and cauliflower casserole.
  • - Rice and meat pieces cooked with cloves, garlic and cardamom.
  • - Mix of eggplant, pomegranate seeds, tahina, red peppers and garlic.
  • Sumaghiyyeh - Beef and chickpea stew flavored with sumac, tahina and red peppers.
  • - Shrimp cooked with red peppers, garlic and peeled tomatoes

National

  • - "Rice and minced meat stuffed in pumpkins"
  • Bamia - "Okra cooked with tomato sauce and onions"
  • Waraq al-'anib - "Rice and minced meats rolled in grape leaves"
  • Fatta - "Dishes involving bread crumbs."
  • Shurbat freekeh - "Green wheat soup, usually with chicken."
  • Kousa Mahshi - Rice and minced meat stuffed in zucchinis
  • Maftul - Large couscous like balls, garbanzo beans and chicken pieces cooked in chicken broth.
  • Malfuf - Rice and minced meat rolled in cabbage leaves
  • Maqluba - An upside-down eggplant, rice, meat and cauliflower casserole.
  • Mujaddara - Lentil and bulgur casserole
  • Mloukiyyeh - Corchorus stew
  • Musakhan - Large taboon breads with chicken, onions, sumac, and allspice.
  • Shawarma
  • Falafel

Side dishes

Salads and dips

Tahini with lemon and garlic

Cheeses and yogurts

Breads

Markook
Pita In Nablus

Bread dishes

A man in a restaurant kitchen making fritters
A Palestinian man from Ramallah using an aleb falafel while frying falafel
  • Falafel (could be served plain) - Fried hummus, spice and parsley ball
  • Fatayer - Spinach, za'atar or beef pie
  • Manakish - Taboon bread topped with za'atar and olive oil
  • Sambusak - Fried dough balls stuffed with meat, pine nuts and onions
  • Sfiha - Flat bread topped with beef and red peppers
  • Shawarma - Pita bread roll of meat, tahini and various vegetables

Condiments

Beverages

Palestinian arak
  • Arak - Anise-flavored alcoholic beverage
  • Helba - Fenugreek beverage
  • Kharroub - Carob juice
  • Qamar Eddine - Apricot juice
  • Sahlab - boiled milk with starch, covered with smashed coconut and cinnamon
  • Tamar Hindi - Tamarind juice
  • Zanjabeel - Ginger beverage
  • Lemonade
  • Limonana - type of lemonade made from freshly-squeezed lemon juice and mint leaves
  • Arabic coffee - is the most popular form of coffee brewed in Arab countries.
  • Turkish coffee

Sweets

Kanafeh
Baklawa Sweets from Nablus
Awameh

See also

Palestine is one of The Levant Countries, Which are Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

References