A few delicious Arabic dishes in Qatar you should try today!
The food scene in Qatar is rich and vibrant, and in every corner of Qatar you can find continental and oriental restaurants belonging to every expat nation; Middle Eastern, Asian, Western, etc. These restaurants also offer traditional Qatari dishes which are, to an extent, influenced by the Persian and South Asian dishes. You can also cook these items at your home! We highly recommend that every expat in Qatar should try these traditional dishes, at least for once!
Undoubtedly, Majboos is the most popular traditional dish in Qatar. It is rice mixed with spices and any kind of meat including fish, beef, chicken, lamb etc. In some cases, lemon juice will be sprinkled on top of the dish to add an extra edge to the flavor.
Harees is yet another popular dish in Qatar which is made from of boiled wheat, meat and butter. It is similar to porridge in texture and flavor and is especially favored during the Holy Month of Ramadan, Eid and other religious and festive occasions.
Tharid is an exquisite dish with a signature blend of vegetables like carrots, potatoes, mixed with some kind of fish, chicken or lamb. Bread mixed with stew is placed with the dish and the whole dish is covered with spices and sauce. If you haven’t tasted Tharid yet, it is a must try!
Balaleet is a traditional dish of Qatar with unique and contrasting flavors of being both salty and sweet. It can be taken both as breakfast and a dessert. The main ingredients of Balaleet includes fried noodles, with added sugar and certain spices, and an omelet placed in the top of the dish. Dried fruits and nuts can also be sprinkled on the top of it.
Saloona is yet another spicy Qatari dish which contains meat or vegetable, usually, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, etc. This can be savored either with rice or alone.
Margoog is a highly tasty and nutritious traditional Qatari dish packed with vitamins, fiber and other essential nutrients. The major ingredients include tomatoes, carrots, eggplants, tender meat etc.