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5 Traditional Qatari Dishes Everyone Must Try - Remarkable Culinary Concoctions that will Tantalize Your Tastebuds

In the charming land of Qatar delightful holiday experiences are enjoyed for sure! The article below provides information about the top dishes here that you must try out.



Machboos is an incredibly popular dish in Qatari cuisine. You will find it being served at many authentic restaurants across the country. If you have tried out the famous biryani and loved it, you will fall in love with the exquisite taste of machboos too. It is essentially a flavoursome and fragrant rice dish. The rice is cooked along with a variety of rich spices. Your favourite type of meat is also added to the rice when cooking. This gives this dish a unique flavour and appetizing aroma. You can have chicken, lamb, fish, shrimp or even camel meat with your machboos.



Luqaimat is for those who love their sweets! This is a Qatari speciality that is generally reserved for occasions and festivals like Ramadan. You will find the rich, caramel taste of this concoction truly quite addictive. Luqaimat is made using milk, butter, flour, sugar, saffron as well as cardamom. Small balls are made using the hands using this mixture. The balls are then deep fried to perfection. Luqaimat is served with a drizzle of sugar syrup. Each bite will give your taste buds a heavenly treat!



If you are into healthy eating, you will surely love margoog! It is a wholesome meal that is packed with essential nutrients as well as fibre so you can indulge in it to your heart's content without guilt! The dish is prepared using fresh zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots as well as eggplant. Juicy and tender shreds of meat are also added to the mix along with strips of dough. You will be able to relish this exquisite dish at the restaurants of leading Doha hotels. If you stay at hotels like Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli you will be able to enjoy a remarkable culinary adventure for sure!



Harees is a popular dish that is generally enjoyed during Iftar during Ramadan. It is a dish that is packed with flavour and nutrients. Harees is also known as harissa by the locals. In this dish, you will find boiled and cracked wheat combined with meat. It gives you quite a lot of proteins for sure! Harees can also be easily found at many of the leading restaurants across the country.



Saloona is a delightful concoction that can be eaten as it is. You can even pair it with rice if you wish to enjoy a delectable treat. Saloona is essentially a meat and vegetable broth. In it, you will commonly find tomatoes, carrots, potatoes as well as aubergine. You will love the spicy and tangy taste of saloona for sure! It can actually be rather hot, so beware if you are not used to extra spicy food!
Hope the information above will help you to enjoy a truly sensational food tour in the gorgeous land of Qatar!

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