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Qatari cuisine

Qatari cuisine is made up of traditional Arab cuisine.[1] Machbūs, a meal consisting of rice, meat, and vegetables, is the national dish in Qatar.[1] Seafood and dates are staple food items in the country.[2] 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.[3]

Qatari spices blend

Bizar

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 tumeric sticks. the spices are first washed, and then sun dried, after that they get grind , and mixed together in a jar.[3]

Daqoos blend

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 gloves, and finally salt.[3]

Hisso

This blend of spices include: dried ginger, cinnamon sticks, cardamom seeds, whole black pepper, turmeric sticks, and cumin seeds.[3]

Main dishes

Kabsa, also known as machboos, machbūs, or machbous

Qatari machbous

Rice, meat, onions, and tomatoes mixed with spices. This dish is the local variation of kabsa.

Kabsa

Rice, meat, and vegetables mixed with spices. This dish is similar to biryani or pulao.

Ghuzi

Whole roast lamb served over nutty rice.[4] Also called Shuwaa.

Madrouba

Madrouba is a savory dish made with beaten rice mixed with vegetables and meat.[3]

Harees

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.[3]

Madrouba

Jareesh

Jareesh is crushed wheat and is prepared with meat or chicken.[3]

Khobes rgag

Khobes rgag is a thin flat bread that is made of flour, water and salt, and is also used in other dishes like thareed.[3]

Thareed

Thareed is a mixture of khobes rgag and broth, vegetable, and either chicken or meat.[3]

Drinks

Arabic coffee

Coffee brewed from dark roast coffee beans spiced with cardamom and served with dates.[3]

Karak

Karak , also known as "tea with milk" or "chai milk",[5] is a bright orange mixture with cardamom, saffron, and sugar.[4] It is tea simmered with a mixture of spices along with some evaporated milk.

Red tea with mint or saffron

Desserts

Lugimat
Sago

Lugimat

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.[3]

Khabees

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.[3]

Aseeda

Aseeda is a sweet dish, that is made with flour, oil and sugar.[3]

Balalet

Noodles cooked with sugar, cinnamon, saffron, and cardamom. There is often an omelet on top.[3]

Sago

Sweet gelatin pudding spiced with saffron and cardamom. The original recipe was blended together by Mohamed Fathi, an Egyptian scientist.[3]

Om ali

Bread and rice pudding.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "The 3 M's of Qatari Cuisine". The Daily Meal. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Culture of Qatar". Hilal Plaza. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Almeer, Sheikha Ahmad (2016). The Art of Qatari Cuisine. Doha: Gulf Publishing and Printing Co.
  4. ^ a b "Traditional Qatari Cuisine". Anglo info Limited.
  5. ^ "Getting to know Qatar". Qatar Friendship Fund. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Qatar Food and Food Etiquette" Archived July 1, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Qatar Visitor.