The 5 Traditional Qatari Dishes You Need To Try In Doha


Traditional Qatari Dishes you cannot miss

Qatar is filled with mouth-watering traditional dishes that vary in rich flavors, and also have international influences that will take your taste buds on a delish ride. Let us take you on a culinary trip to the 5 must-try Traditional Qatari dishes when you visit Doha:

5. Saloona

This traditional Qatari dish is widely popular in the GCC! It consists of spicy meat and/or vegetable broth.

It also has tomatoes, aubergine, carrots and potatoes. You can eat it alone or pair it with rice!

4. Madhruba

Commonly eaten in a Ramadan, Madhruba which translates to beaten porridge consists of rice, milk, butter and cardamom cooked beyond well done until its texture is like mash potato. Chicken and other types of meat are stewed along with mashed beans to top the rice.

3. Luqaimat

Soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside = dessert perfection.

This dessert is not only popular in Qatar but also a fan fave in the GCC in general!

The sweet dumplings are made of a mixture of butter, milk, flour, sugar, saffron and cardamom. Which are then formed into ball-shaped dumplings that are then deep-fried, and dipped in sugar syrup or honey.

2. Balaleet

Pasta turned into dessert? Yes!

This dish has heavy Indian influence in terms of flavors, and includes fried vermicelli topped with a saffron omelette, making it pack a punch in terms of flavor and a variety of texture: soft, crunchy, sweet and savory all at once.

It’s often eaten as breakfast but some consider it a sweet treat.

1. Thareed

You can call this the Arabs’ lasagna!

This stew includes chicken or lamb with vegetables such as carrots, beans, onions and potatoes cooked with tomato sauce and spices.

Before plating, Bread is placed on the bottom of the dish, soaking up the stew juices and making the bread soft and flavorful in the stew pot.

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