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Algeria: Recipes and Cuisine

Buildings in Algiers

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The cuisine of Algeria is part of the Maghreb tradition of Northwestern Africa. Algerian food is a mix of various influences, from Berber to Arabic to French to Jewish. Most cooking is centered around spicy couscous which is served with long-simmered meats and stews. Algerian meals are often finished with dates and fresh fruit.

The palette of Algerian ingredients is essentially Mediterranean, including lamb, chicken, tomatoes, olives, peppers, eggplant, lentils, oranges and lemons. Spicy Algerian merguez sausage is famous around the world.


Algerian Recipes

Try these recipes from the country of Algeria.


Kefta meatballs with yogurt sauce

(Middle Eastern spiced meatballs)


Individual portion of chakchouka

(North African eggs poached in a pepper ragout)


Harira (North African lamb and chickpea stew)

(North African lamb and chickpea stew)


Harissa Recipe (North African peppers and spice paste)

(North African peppers and spice paste)


Couscous with kebabs

(North African steamed pasta grains)


Mechoui slow-roasted lamb on a spit

(North African spit-roasted lamb)