Best Arabic street food in Arabic cuisine


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Arabic street foods are very famous in the complete world. These foods are cheap and full of flavor. There are many different types of Arabic street food, but all of them are very delicious.

Some of the most popular Arabic street foods include Roasted chicken on coals, Shawarma, Felafel, Kofta kebabs, and Manakeesh. Here is some best Arabic street food in Arabic cuisine along with the recipes.

1. Roasted chicken on coals

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Roasted chicken on coals is one of the most common Arabic street foods. The chicken is marinated in spices overnight and then grilled over hot coals. This dish is usually served with rice or pita bread. On winter’s night, roasted chicken on coals is the best food to eat.

Ingredients:

1 whole chicken, cut into serving pieces

2 teaspoons cumin powder

2 teaspoons paprika

2 teaspoons dried oregano

4 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons olive oil

salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

In a large resealable bag, combine the chicken pieces with cumin, paprika, oregano, garlic, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Marinate overnight in the fridge.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Thread chicken onto skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before using). Grill for 10-12 minutes, turning once until cooked through. Serve with rice or pita bread.

2. Shawarma

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Shawarma is another very popular Arabic street food. It is made of lamb, beef, or chicken that is shaved off a rotating spit and served in a pita bread wrap with salad and sauce.

Ingredients:

1 pound lamb, beef, or chicken, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon dried oregano

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons olive oil

salt and black pepper to taste

For the Shawarma sauce:

1/2 cup tahini sauce

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon cumin powder

salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

In a large resealable bag, combine the lamb, beef, or chicken with cumin, paprika, oregano, garlic, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Marinate overnight in the fridge.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Thread lamb, beef, or chicken onto skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before using). Grill for 10-12 minutes, turning once until cooked through.

For the sauce: In a bowl, whisk together tahini sauce, lemon juice, garlic, cumin powder, and salt and pepper to taste.

To assemble, place the cooked lamb, beef, or chicken on a pita bread wrap, top with salad and sauce.

3. Falafel

Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas. It is popular in many Arab countries and is often served in a pita bread wrap with salad and sauce.

Ingredients:

1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight

1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves

1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

salt and black pepper to taste

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

vegetable oil for frying

Directions:

Drain the chickpeas and place them in a food processor with parsley, cilantro, garlic, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Pulse until the mixture becomes a paste. Add flour and baking powder and pulse again to combine.

With wet hands, shape the mixture into small balls or patties. Place on a plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the falafel in batches until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side. Serve with salad and sauce.

4. Kofta kebabs

Kofta kebabs are made of ground lamb, beef, or chicken that is mixed with spices and formed into skewers. They are popular in many Arab countries and are often served with rice or pita bread.

Ingredients:

1 pound ground lamb, beef, or chicken

2 teaspoons cumin powder

2 teaspoons paprika

2 teaspoons dried oregano

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

salt and black pepper to taste

vegetable oil for grilling

Directions:

In a large bowl, mix ground lamb, beef, or chicken with cumin, paprika, oregano, garlic, and parsley. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

With wet hands, form the mixture into skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before using). Grill over medium-high heat for 10-12 minutes, turning once until cooked through. Serve with rice or pita bread.

5. Hummus

Hummus is a popular dip or spread made from chickpeas. It is often served in Arab countries as part of a meze (a selection of appetizers).

Ingredients:

1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 tablespoons tahini sauce

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

salt and black pepper to taste

olive oil for drizzling

chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish

Directions:

In a food processor, combine chickpeas, tahini sauce, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Pulse until smooth.

With wet hands, form the mixture into a ball. Place on a plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

drizzle with olive oil and garnish with parsley before serving. Enjoy with pita bread, vegetables, or as part of a meze platter.

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