Some Popular Middle Eastern Dishes


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When it comes to preparing and serving food in the kitchen, the Arabic side dishes are considered as some of the most sought after. There are many people who consider these as the best when it comes to preparing and serving food in the home. These dishes are available in a lot of varieties and one can prepare them with a lot of ease. The main ingredient of these Arabic side dishes is Halal. Here, we will be discussing the different types of the dishes that are available and their uses.

The first and the most popular type of this dish is the Chicken Kebab. This is a very famous dish that is prepared using chicken and they are usually grilled. In this dish, chicken pieces are mixed with their own sauce. The sauce that is used in this dish is the typical one and it is made out of yogurt and it has dates. It is also seasoned with garlic powder.

The Sidra Or The Spinach Salad

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Next is the Sidra or the spinach salad. This is considered as one of the best side dishes when it comes to preparing meals for special occasions and on a daily basis. The ingredients that are used in the preparation of this dish are spinach and it is usually grilled. In some places, this is served raw as well. One of the main reasons as to why this is one of the favorite dishes that are served is because of the fact that they contain less number of calories and are rich in nutrients that are needed by the body.

Another famous dish that is cooked with the use of Halal ingredients is the Roasted Eggplant. The most popular place that you will find this dish being cooked is at home. They have several options when it comes to cooking this dish including boiling it and then frying it. But the most preferred option is by frying it and then grilling it. If you want to learn how to cook eggplant then you can always search online so you can read all about this dish and its ingredients.

The Sidra

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The third is the Sidra, which is considered as one of the most appetizing side dishes when it comes to preparing meals for special occasions. The ingredients that are being used to prepare this dish include tomatoes, onions and spices. When these ingredients are being mixed together then this becomes what we call the Sidra. The main reason why this dish is considered as an appetizer is because of the use of lemon juice. It is said to be an authentic recipe if you use citric, tangy and sweet citrus fruits when it comes to making this dish.

There are a lot of people who love to eat meat, especially chicken. This is why there is no other meal that is more popular when it comes to the preparation of chicken dishes. One of the famous dishes that are served during day meals in the Arab culture is called the chicken kebabs. When you look at the ingredients that are being used in the preparation of these dishes then you will notice that these dishes are mostly served during evening meals.

The Rizha

The fourth is the Rizha which is also known as the Red Sea dishes. This dish is also considered to be an appetizer when it comes to preparing meals. The ingredients that are being used in the Rizha are olive oil, grapefruit, garlic, cumin, coriander, mint, rose water and salt. The Rizha is mostly prepared during the afternoon and evening when the sun has just set. By preparing this side dish, you will also be able to experience the amazing taste of the sea as well as the delicious taste of the grapefruits.

Final Words

The above mentioned four dishes are the most popular dishes that are served during the afternoon in the Arab countries. There are other side dishes that are widely used throughout the Muslim religion such as Sidra, Zabaatar and Baklava dishes. Once you have tried all the four dishes then you will be able to enjoy the amazing taste.

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