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Qatari Traditional Dishes Everyone Must Try

Breakfast is usually a light meal consisting of yogurt, cheese, olives, and coffee, with lunch usually consisting of mezze followed by main courses of lamb or chicken stew.

It is usually a light snack at dinner, except on special occasions.

The country’s local cuisine is full of influences from around the world.

Here, Culture Trip has made a list of some of the best dishes in the country.


Saloona is a mixture of spicy meat and vegetable soup. It usually has vegetables such as tomatoes, aubergine, carrots, and potatoes. People eat it on their own or together with rice.


One of the most popular dishes in the country is machboos, which is basically rice cooked with delicious spices and any kind of meat, such as chicken, lamb, shrimp, and fish. It looks similar to something.


A Madhubani, also known as ‘beaten porridge’, is a mixture of rice, milk, butter, and cardamom that is cooked together until it becomes soft. Chicken and other types of meat are cooked in a dish.


This dish is a mixture of butter, milk, flour, sugar, saffron, and cardamom, and is usually made during the holy month. These ingredients are used to make little dumplings, which are deep-fried and dipped in sugar syrup or honey to make them sweeter. The dish is soft on the inside and hard on the outside.


A whole roasted lamb is served on a generous bed of rice, vegetables, and nuts.


Vegetables such as carrots, beans, onions, and potatoes cooked with chicken or lamb and mixed with tomato sauce and spices are included in a pot of stew called Arab lasagna. The bread is placed on the bottom of the dish so it can absorb the stew juices.

Kousa Mahshi

All over the Middle East, Kousa maharishi is a favorite. The lamb stuffed with mint and garlic is baked in the oven before being served hot in this internationally inspired dish.


This Indian-influenced dish includes fried vermicelli topped with a saffron omelet which makes it soft, crisp, and sweet all at once. It is eaten for breakfast and also for dessert.


This dish contains a lot of vitamins and fiber. It is usually prepared with tenderized meat, vegetables, and potatoes. Thin layers of dough are cut into pieces and boiled in the stock so that it can absorb the flavors.


Harees, also known as harissa, is boiled, cracked or ground wheat mixed with meat. Here’s are a great way to break the fast at Iftar because it is good for your health, and is also considered to be good for your health.

Also Read: Seven distinctly Qatari foods for the World Cup in 2022.

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