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Qatari cuisine is made up of traditional Arab cuisine. Machbūs, a meal consisting of rice, meat, and vegetables, is the national dish in Qatar. Seafood and dates are staple food items in the country. Many of these dishes are also used in other countries in the region, because they share many commonalities. In other parts of the region some of the dishes have different names or use slightly different ingredients.
Qatari spices blend
a combination of spices that are blended together to make this Qatari spice blend. this blend of spices include: black pepper, coriander seeds, cinnamon sticks, clove, dried ginger, whole cardamom, dried red chili, and turmeric sticks. the spices are first washed, and then sun dried, after which they are ground and mixed together in a jar.
This is a red chili blend that includes crushed wheat, roasted, and crushed cumin seeds, roasted, and crushed sesame seeds, coriander seeds, crushed and dry red chili, garlic cloves, and finally salt.
This blend of spices include: dried ginger, cinnamon sticks, cardamom seeds, whole black pepper, turmeric sticks, and cumin seeds.
Madrouba is a savory dish made with beaten rice mixed with vegetables and meat.
Harees is a dish made from grinding wheat seeds and mixing it with the fat (ghee). Salt and water is added, and it can be prepared with chicken or meat.
Jareesh is crushed wheat and is prepared with meat or chicken.
Khobes rgag is a thin flat bread that is made of flour, water and salt, and is also used in other dishes like thareed.
Thareed is a mixture of khobes rgag and broth, vegetable, and either chicken or meat.
Red tea with mint or saffron
The ingredients used to create this sweet deep fried pastry are flour, milk, butter, sugar, saffron, and cardamom. After being fried and ready to be served, honey or a sweet syrup is poured on top of it.
Khabees is the name used for seedless dates that are soaked in water, combined with roasted flour, and mixed with sugar, oil, butter, saffron, cardamom and rose water.
Aseeda is a sweet dish, that is made with flour, oil and sugar.
Bread and rice pudding.
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