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An Overview of Qatar’s Traditional Food

When one thinks of traveling one of the things people look forward to the most, is exploring the enticing dishes that a culture has to offer. Each culture has certain unique flavors, inspirations, and colors in their food. Qatari cuisine for instance is one that is influenced by North African flavors, by Indian, and also by Iranian food. The stated countries all have an amazing flair for rich spices, and aromatic tastes.

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So today, we are bringing you an overall brief, of what Qatari cuisine consists of, and later we will bring you the best of Qatar’s gourmet dishes.

One of the trademarks for Qatari breakfast is yogurt, cheese, olives, paired with pita bread, or flat bread.

Many of Qatar’s traditional dishes include sea food, such as tuna, lobster, crab, shrimp, scallops, and many more. However one of the best Qatari specialties one can find is their amazing dates, scrumptious sour apples, as well as their fresh almonds.

For their main dishes Qataris cook a lot of mezze, such as hummus, cooked rice, meat, tomatoes and seasoning wrapped in vine leaves, or stuffed into zucchini. Also Qatar’s favorite salad is the tabbouleh, a mix of parsley, onions, tomatoes, lemon juice, and olive oil. Tabbouleh is also seasoned with exotic spices, and is best served with burgul.

Additionally, one of Qatar’s most famous hot dishes is the Biriani, or rice cooked with halal meat, and spices, or ghuzi which is also one of Qatar’s favorite delicacies.

The preferred deserts to try in Qatar are mouhallabyeh, an aromatic mix of rose water and pistachios, as well as umm ali, a bread pudding served with nuts, and white raisins.

Within the coming weeks we will be posting detailed recipes in order for you to be able to cook these delicious meals in the comfort of your home, anytime.


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