Popular Arabic Cuisine Ideas For Your Upcoming Party


popular arabic cuisine

Originating from the Arab world, Arabic cuisines represent ancient cultures of spices, herbs, and foods of Arab influence by climate and cultivation. From high-quality wheat bread to spicy sauces, Arabic cuisines offer authentic taste and smell. Here’s a list of various Arabic cuisines you might want to consider if you are planning to prepare some right at home.

Popular Arabic Cuisine Ideas – Arabian Kefta 

Arabian kefta is a grilled dish of ground meat like lamb or beef seasoned with paprika, parsley, onions, and grilled like a seekh kebab. 

Arabian Kefta Ingredients 

A bowl of food on a plate
  • Ground lamb 
  • Chopped mint leaves 
  • Cumin seeds 
  • Sparkling mineral water 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Harissa paste 
  • Olive oil 
  • Bread
  • Lettuce leaves 

Arabian Kefta Procedure 

A bowl of food on a plate

Take a large bowl. Add meat with sparkling mineral water, garlic paste, herbs, spices, and seasonings, and mix everything thoroughly. Make small meatballs from the prepared paste. Take a frying pan. Heat olive oil for 2 minutes. Thereafter, fry the meatballs for 7 to 8 minutes. Serve the fried meatballs with bread, lettuce leaves, and hummus according to one’s preference. 

Popular Arabic Cuisine Ideas – Arabian Tahini 

Tahini is a source of carbohydrates, proteins, and dietary fiber made from a paste of sesame seeds. It’s a gluten-free and vegan condiment used in dips and hummus.

Arabian Tahini Ingredients 

  • Oil- avocado oil, olive oil, or vegetable oil 
  • Sesame seeds 
  • Salt 

Arabian Tahini Procedure 

Toast the sesame seeds until they turn a little dark and fragrant. When the toasted sesame seeds cool down, crumble them using a crusher to form a paste. To the paste, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of oil. Tahini is ready as a smooth and fragrant paste. Store it in the refrigerator for one month. One can also add salt as per taste preferences. 

Popular Arabic Cuisine Ideas – Arabian Yogurt 

Arabian yogurt is known as labneh which is creamy, thick, and chess yogurt. 

Arabian Yogurt Ingredients 

  • Salt 
  • Full fat whole milk yogurt

Arabian Yogurt Procedure 

Mix salt with full-fat whole milk yogurt. Strain it through a cheesecloth or kitchen towel. Four cups of full-fat whole milk yogurt give two cups of Arabian yogurt. Salt should be ¼ teaspoon per one cup of yogurt. 

Popular Arabic Cuisine Ideas – Arabic tea and coffee 

Al Qahawa or Qahwa is the traditional coffee of the Arab world made from green coffee beans and cardamom. It acts as a honey remedy to cure flu fever, cough, and headaches. Furthermore, Arab coffee helps people with migraines and high cholesterol. Arab coffee is served in small handleless cups with dates. The Maghrebi mint tea and green tea are famous in the Arab world. They act as ceremonial beverages to serve the guests. 

Conclusion 

Arabian cuisines are derived from the ancient cultures of spices, herbs, and foods of the Arab world. Tahini is made from hulled, toasted, and ground sesame seeds acting as a condiment. A grilled dish of ground meat like lamb or beef seasoned with paprika is known as kefta and Qahwa is the traditional coffee of Arab. 

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