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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

(Middle Eastern fried chickpea patties)

Kefta

(Middle Eastern spiced meatballs)

Laban

(Middle Eastern cultured milk; see Yogurt recipe)

Maqluba

(Palestinian rice and eggplant casserole)

Muhammara

(Middle Eastern spicy roasted pepper dip)

Musaka'a

(Palestinian eggplant baked with tomatoes and chickpeas)

Musakhan

(Palestinian sumac-scented roast chicken)

Pita

(Mediterranean pocket bread)

Shawarma

(Middle Eastern spiced meat sandwich)

Tabouli

(Middle Eastern bulgur and parsley salad)

Zaatar

(Middle Eastern spice blend)