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The following is a list of Palestinian dishes. For the cuisine, see Palestinian cuisine.

Main dishes by region

Galilee

  • Kibbeh balls - Minced meat in bulgur crust, fried into ball shapes
  • Kibbee bi-siniyyeh - Oven baked kibbee
  • Kibbeh nayyeh - Raw meat with bulgur, onions and spices
  • Mansaf - Lamb cooked in a sauce of fermented dried yogurt and served with rice or bulgur
  • Maqluba - An "upside-down" dish, made with fried vegetables, meat (lamb),rice and eggplant.
  • Musakhan - Large taboon bread topped with sumac,and onions.
  • Ruz wa Lahme ma' Laban - Mix of rice and lamb topped with a mildly spicy yogurt
  • Shish taouk - Chicken pieces on skewers
  • Kebab Halabi - kebab served with a spicy tomato sauce and Aleppo pepper

West Bank

  • Fasoulya Beyda - White beans cooked in tomato sauce and served with rice.
  • Fasoulya Khadra - Green beans cooked in tomato sauce and served with rice.
  • Kafta b'thine - Kafta balls cooked with thine sauce and served with rice.
  • Kafta harra - Kafta cooked in tomato sauce and potatoes. It can be eaten alone or in Pita bread.
  • Mahshi Lift - A specialty of Hebron, turnips stuffed with rice, minced lamb meat and spices, cooked in Tamarind sauce.
  • Mandi - also called Ruz ma Lahma in the West bank, it is made by cooking meat, rice and vegetables in a Taboon, Similar to other Arab States.
  • Mansaf - Lamb cooked in a sauce of fermented dried yogurt and served with rice or bulgur
  • Maqluba - An "upside-down" dish, made with fried vegetables, meat (chicken/lamb) and rice
  • Musakhan - Large taboon bread topped with sumac, onions and pepper.
  • Zarb - same as Mandi but it is cooked under high pressure in an airtight oven. Usually rice is substituted by bread. Influenced by Jordanians.

Gaza

  • Fukharit 'adas - Lentil flavored with red peppers, dill, garlic and cumin.
  • Maqluba - upside-down eggplant, rice, meat and cauliflower casserole.
  • Qidra - Rice and meat pieces cooked with cloves, garlic and cardamom.
  • Rummaniyya - Mix of eggplant, pomegranate seeds, tahina, red peppers and garlic.
  • Sumaghiyyeh - Beef and chickpea stew flavored with sumac, tahina and red peppers.
  • Zibdieh - Shrimp cooked with red peppers, garlic and peeled tomatoes

National

  • Ari'ih - "Rice and minced meat stuffed in pumpkins"
  • Bamia - "Okra cooked with tomato sauce and onions"
  • Waraq al-'anib - "Rice and minced meats rolled in grape leaves"
  • Fatta - "Dishes involving bread crumbs."
  • Shurbat freekeh - "Green wheat soup, usually with chicken."
  • Kousa Mahshi - Rice and minced meat stuffed in zucchinis
  • Maftul - Large couscous like balls, garbanzo beans and chicken pieces cooked in chicken broth.
  • Malfuf - Rice and minced meat rolled in cabbage leaves
  • Maqluba - An upside-down eggplant, rice, meat and cauliflower casserole.
  • Mujaddara - Lentil and bulgur casserole
  • Mloukiyyeh - Corchorus stew
  • Musakhan - Large taboon breads with chicken, onions, sumac, and allspice.

Side dishes

Salads and dips

Tahini with lemon and garlic
Kalayat bandura

Cheeses and yogurts

Breads

Markook
Pita In Nablus

Bread dishes

 A man in a restaurant kitchen making fritters
A Palestinian man from Ramallah using an aleb falafel while frying falafel

*Falafel (could be served plain) - Fried hummus, spice and parsley ball

  • Fatayer - Spinach, za'atar or beef pie
  • Manakish - Taboon bread topped with za'atar and olive oil
  • Sambusak - Fried dough balls stuffed with meat, pine nuts and onions
  • Sfiha - Flat bread topped with beef and red peppers
  • Shawarma - Pita bread roll of meat, tahini and various vegetables

Beverages

Palestinian arak
  • Arak - Anise flavored alcoholic beverage
  • Helba - Fenugreek beverage
  • Kharroub - Carob juice
  • Qamar Eddine - Apricot juice
  • Sahlab - boiled milk with starch, covered with smashed coconut and cinnamon
  • Tamar hindi - Tamarind juice
  • Zanjabeel - Ginger beverage
  • Lemonade
  • Limonana - type of lemonade made from freshly-squeezed lemon juice and mint leaves
  • Arabic coffee - is the most popular form of coffee brewed in Arab countries.
  • Turkish coffee

Sweets

Kanafeh
Baklawa Sweets from Nablus

See also

References