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Palestine: Recipes and Cuisine

Palestinian men

Palestinian cuisine shares many dishes in common with other countries in the region, including Lebanon and Syria to the north and Egypt to the southwest. Falafel, sfiha, tabouli, hummus and baba ghanoush are ubiquitous. Some of the dishes most popular with the Palestinian people include musakhan, maqluba and rice-stuffed chicken called djej mahshi.

Recipes

Palestinian Recipes

Try these recipes from Palestine.

Falafel

Falafel Recipe (Middle Eastern fried chickpea patties)

(Middle Eastern fried chickpea patties)

Kefta

Kefta Recipe (Middle Eastern spiced meatballs)

(Middle Eastern spiced meatballs)

Laban

(Middle Eastern cultured milk; see Yogurt recipe)

Maqluba

Maqluba Recipe (Palestinian rice and eggplant casserole)

(Palestinian rice and eggplant casserole)

Muhammara

Muhammara Recipe (Middle Eastern spicy roasted pepper dip)

(Middle Eastern spicy roasted pepper dip)

Musaka'a

Eggplant

(Palestinian eggplant baked with tomatoes and chickpeas)

Musakhan

Musakhan Recipe (Palestinian sumac-scented roast chicken)

(Palestinian sumac-scented roast chicken)

Pita

Baking pita bread

(Mediterranean pocket bread)

Shawarma

Shawarma Recipe (Middle Eastern spiced meat sandwich)

(Middle Eastern spiced meat sandwich)

Tabouli

Tabouli Recipe (Middle Eastern bulgur and parsley salad)

(Middle Eastern bulgur and parsley salad)

Taratour

Taratour Recipe (Middle Eastern sesame sauce)

(Middle Eastern sesame sauce)

Zaatar

Zaatar Recipe (Middle Eastern spice blend)

(Middle Eastern spice blend)