Top 20 Mouth-Watering Palestinian Dishes

top 20 mouth watering palestinian dishes
top 20 mouth watering palestinian dishes

Palestine is a Western Asian country. Palestine has a vibrant history and some of the oldest monuments in the world. It is considered  a very holy place and homes some of the oldest and most sacred religious landmarks. It is a beautiful country with incredible landscapes. Palestine also has a very diverse food cuisine that is unique to it. Here is a list of the most famous and delicious Palestinian delicacies.

1. Freekeh

Freekeh soup is a famous Palestinian food recipe. It is made of freekeh, an ancient green wheat from the Middle East. It has a nutty and smoky flavor. It is cooked with chicken, onions, and spices. It is a delicious and nutritious meal.


2. Knafeh

Knafeh is a Palestinian dessert. It has a cheese filling and a crunchy shredded phyllo and semolina topping. Rose water, orange blossom water, and sweet syrup flavor it. It has fantastic taste.


3. Ghraybeh

Ghraybeh is a famous Palestinian butter cookie. It is an easy-to-make recipe. Flour, ghee/butter, pistachios, and powdered sugar are the ingredients used. The dough made is first refrigerated and then baked. It is a quick, delicious snack.


4. Kofta Kebabs

Kofta is a trendy dish in Palestine and comes in a variety of recipes. It is ground meat mixed with garlic, onion, spices, and mint. It is skewered and cooked on a hot grill. It can be served with rice.

4.Kofta Kebabs

5. Mansaf

Mansaf is a yogurt rice dish of Palestine. It is made from bread called shrak, placed at the bottom to soak the sauce. Cooked rice is placed on top of it, and lamb pieces are arranged over it. The main ingredient is Laban Jameed Sauce, which is hard yogurt. It is topped with roasted almonds or pine nuts.


6. Labneh

Labneh is the cheese made from yogurt. It is a popular breakfast dish. Fresh yogurt is mixed with salt to produce this dish. Olive oil is drizzled over it once it is ready to be served. It is eaten with flatbread, tomatoes, zaatan, or cucumbers.


7. Qatayef

Qa7. ayef is the Palestinian dessert made during the month of Ramadan. It is a pancake that is stuffed with dry fruits or cream. The pancake is made from a batter of flour, yeast, warm water, and sugar. It is cooked only on one side in a pan, and the pancake, when stuffed, is baked.


8. Makdous

Makdous is a traditional olive oil-cured stuffed eggplant dish. The eggplant is stuffed with chili, pepper, walnut, and garlic. It is stored in olive oil and can be preserved for almost a year.


9. Musakhan

Musakhan is a traditional and popular Palestinian dish and is often considered the national dish of Palestine. In this dish, chicken is roasted with onion, sumac, saffron, allspice, and fried pine nuts. It is a very authentic and delicious recipe.


10. Qizha

Qizha is a unique Palestinian dish. It is a black seed paste made from crushed Nigella seeds. Despite its intense and harsh flavor, it is sweet and minty. It can be baked into pies and pastries too.


11. Qidreh

Qidreh is a traditional Palestinian dish. It is made from meat usually, lamb, cooked with chickpea and rice in a broth. Onion and garlic are also used, along with a variety of spices. It is an authentic dish.


12. Shish Barak

Shish Barak is a Palestinian dish similar to pasta. It is also called the local variation of ravioli. It is made from beef that is seasoned inside the dough dumplings. It is then cooked in yogurt sauce. It is served hot as soup.

12.Shish Barak

13. Falafel

Falafel is an authentic Palestinian dish. It is a chickpea sandwich made from onion, garlic, parsley, potatoes, and a few spices. It is a trendy street food. The batter is made into small balls and then deep-fried. It is served with tahini sauce, cucumber, or tomatoes.


14. Taboon

Taboon is a popular Palestinian bread. Traditionally, it is baked on the bed of small stones in the taboon oven. It is soft and chewy. It is the base of the musakhan recipe and can be wrapped and stuffed.


15. Muhallebi

Muhallebi is a traditional rice pudding made from milk, sugar, and rice flour. It is flavored with rose water or orange blossom water and garnished with dry fruits. It tastes marvelous!


16. Hummus

It is a dip made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon, and spices. Salt and paprika are used as toppings. It is an easy-to-make recipe and is eaten with Kebab, chicken, salad, or bread.

16.Hummus 1

17. Mujadara

Mujadara is a popular dish made with bulgur wheat or rice, lentils, and crispy onions in Palestine. Several spices are used to give it an authentic flavor. It is served with yogurt and salad.


18. Maqluba

Maqluba is a traditional Palestinian upside-down chicken and rice dish. Basmati rice is used for cooking this delicious food. Lamb is used in this dish and vegetables like cauliflower, capsicum, and eggplants are used. It is a popular and unique dish.


19. Maftoul

Maftoul is the Palestinian Couscous made of wheat. Chickpeas and onions are added to make it more flavorful. Spices play a significant role in the making of this dish. This dish is easy to make.


20. Ma’amoul

Ma’amoul is buttery crisp cookies stuffed with spiced dates, walnuts, or pistachios. These cookies are made with semolina, flour, or farina. It is a tiring job to make these cookies, but the end result is worth everything!