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Palestine: Recipes and Cuisine

Palestinian women baking bread

Image Creative Commons by Lisa Nessan

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.

Shawarma

Shawarma vendor

(Middle Eastern spiced meat sandwich)

Kefta

Kefta meatballs with yogurt sauce

(Middle Eastern spiced meatballs)

Falafel

Falafel (Middle Eastern fried chickpea patties)

(Middle Eastern fried chickpea patties)

Tabouli

Tabouli (Middle Eastern bulgur and parsley salad)

(Middle Eastern bulgur and parsley salad)

Pita

Pita (Mediterranean pocket bread)

(Mediterranean pocket bread)

Maqluba

Maqluba Palestinian rice and eggplant casserole

(Palestinian rice and eggplant casserole)

Tarator

Tarator Middle Eastern sesame-lemon sauce

(Middle Eastern sesame-lemon sauce)

Musakhan

Musakhan (Palestinian sumac-scented roast chicken)

(Palestinian sumac-scented roast chicken)

Muhammara

Muhammara (Middle Eastern spicy red pepper and walnut dip)

(Middle Eastern spicy roasted pepper dip)

Zaatar

Zataar (Middle Eastern spice blend)

(Middle Eastern spice blend)

Musaka'a

Eggplant

(Palestinian eggplant baked with tomatoes and chickpeas)

Laban

Yogurt cultured milk

(Middle Eastern cultured milk; see Yogurt recipe)