Here are the delicious National Dishes of some of the Muslim Countries

We bet your mouth is already watering!

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The Muslim world is a rich, diverse region home to various cultures, ethnic groups, and traditions.

It is evident that the region would have distinct yet equally delicious cuisines as well with such diversity.

Therefore, in this blog, we will explore the delicious national dishes of some Muslim nations that would make your mouth water instantly!

Nihari

National Dish of Pakistan

Nihari is a delicious, spicy stew that consists of slow-cooked meat.

 

Beef Nihari.
Beef Nihari.

Kabsa/Majboos

National Dish of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain

Kabsa is a tasty mixed rice dish consisting of rice, meat, vegetables, and a mixture of spices. It is served on a communal platter.

The dish has its origins in Saudi Arabia but is popular in other Arab Gulf nations as well.

Kabsa
Kabsa.

Plov/Pilaf/Pulao

National Dish of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Azerbaijan

The Pulau is a wholesome rice dish that is mixed with spices, meat, and vegetables.

The dish is popular throughout the Muslim world and it has dozens of different variants in several countries.

Plov/Pulao.
Plov/Pulao.
Shah Plov, one of Azerbaijan's signature dishes.
Shah Plov, one of Azerbaijan’s signature dishes.
Kabuli Pulao is the national dish of Afghanistan. It is pulao that consists of raisins, carrots, and beef/lamb/mutton.
Kabuli Pulao is the national dish of Afghanistan. It is pulao that consists of raisins, carrots, and beef/lamb/mutton.

Koshary

National Dish of Egypt

Koshary is a delicious, wholesome dish made up of rice, macaroni, lentils, tomato sauce, garlic vinegar, chickpeas, and fried onions.

Koshary
Koshary.

Shuwa

National Dish of Oman

Shuwa is a delicious rice dish that consists of slow-cooked lamb meat, which is marinated with several Middle Eastern spices.

Shuwa
Shuwa.

Saltah

National Dish of Yemen

Saltah is an appetizing stew consisting of meat and several spices, such as hilbah, a condiment based on fenugreek, and zhug, a condiment consisting of chilies, oil, cumin, garlic, and coriander.

Saltah
Saltah.

Musakhan

National Dish of Palestine

Musakhan is a mouth-watering dish consisting of roasted chicken baked with onions, sumac, allspice, saffron, and fried pine nuts served over Palestinian traditional taboon bread.

Musakhan
Musakhan.

Chelow (Chullu) Kabab

National Dish of Iran

Chelow Kabab, called Chullu Kabab in Pakistan, is an aromatic dish consisting of saffron-spiced rice, grilled tomatoes, butter, and Iranian Kabab.

Chelow (Chullu) Kabab
Chelow (Chullu) Kabab.

Kibbeh

National Dish of Syria and Lebanon

Kibbeh is a yummy dish that consists of lamb/beef croquettes filled with herbs, spices, meat, and bulgur wheat.

Kibbeh.
Kibbeh.

Mansaf

National Dish of Jordan

Mansaf is a delicious dish made of lamb cooked in a sauce of fermented, dried yogurt and served with rice or bulgur wheat.

Mansaf
Mansaf.

Masgouf

National Dish of Iraq

Masgouf is a hearty dish consisting of a grilled carp fish cooked and seasoned in a traditional Iraqi way.

Masgouf.
Masgouf.

Döner Kebap/Doner Kebab

National Dish of Turkey

Döner Kebap/Doner Kebab is a delicious dish that consists of seasoned lamb/beef cooked on a vertical rotisserie.

The meat is cut while it is being cooked and srved with pita or tortilla.

Döner Kebap/Doner Kebab
Döner Kebap/Doner Kebab.

Couscous

National Dish of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya

Couscous is a delicious North African dish consisting of rolled durum wheat or semolina flour served with a stew spooned on top.

Couscous.
Couscous.

Ichleki

National Dish of Turkmenistan

Ichleki is a mouth-watering traditional dish consisting of hot-piping bread filled with meat.

The dish is also known as “Turkmen Shepherd’s Pie.”

Ichleki
Ichleki (Turkmen Shepherd’s Pie).

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