The Popular Arab Foods Of The UAE

popular arabic dishes

This chewy, pliable snack is usually stuffed with three popular Arabic dishes like falafel, hummus, and tahini. It is often enjoyed at virtually any time of day. In fact, it is a popular food for special occasions such as dinner parties. While it is one of the more traditional foods of the Arab world, it is very popular all over the world.

Because the dish is so popular, there are many different versions of it from various countries. In fact, you may have heard some variations of this particular Arabic food referred to as “araba” or “tarba” which are actually two separate dishes. But, in Arabic, the term araba means “dive”. The reason that it is called “tarba” may be because the main ingredients of this type of dish are “tahini” which is a paste made from ground chick peas, black pepper, and onions, and that helps make it more delicious.

Recipe Of Falafel

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Falafel is made by boiling wheat flour, coriander, and olive oil until it becomes a thick paste. The resulting mixture is then mixed with water. Then, it is kneaded to achieve elastic and firm texture. Then, it is beaten egg white to achieve the right texture. The resulting mixture is then cooked for about twenty minutes to make it softer.

Hummus is an extremely healthy dish from the middle eastern cuisine. It consists of tomatoes, cucumbers, spices, olive oil, and herbs. It is commonly served on grilled chicken, and it is typically combined with fresh vegetables and parsley. The great thing about hummus is that it contains almost seventy percent healthy ingredients, and most of them are good for you!


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Baklava is very popular in Middle Eastern cuisine, and it is usually combined with rice. Baklava is named after a city in the far east of United Arab Emirates called Bakhla. The most common way to serve Baklava is by boiling it in sesame or olive oil. In dessert recipes, almonds and sesame seeds are added, so that the cake has a very nice texture and nutty flavor.

Other popular Middle East dishes include the famous dessert called “Mezze”. Mezze is a multi-course dinner that usually consists of appetizers, side dishes, and desserts. In general, Mezze is served without any crust and is typically served with pita sandwiches. A great example of a traditional Mezze dish is hummus with walnuts and dried fruit.

Arabian bread

Another tasty dish from the Middle East is the “Arabian bread”. This dish is called “kerbere” in the Arabic language and is made from wheat flour, water, and salt. It is then covered in different types of spices and served with a sweet cream sauce. Some of the more popular ingredients that are used in making this delicious Middle Eastern bread are dates, walnuts, pistachios, saffron, garlic, ginger, and cumin.

Final Words

If you want to enjoy a tasty appetizer for dinner, you can try “Arabi dish” or “Arabi salad”. Both of these salads are very famous in the arab world as both an appetizer and a healthy salad. Both types of salad are prepared by first placing the cucumber, radish, tomatoes, mint, and parsley on a bed of mixed vegetables, and then using low fat mayonnaise, olive oil, and fresh herbs to prepare the salad. You can choose to eat the salad as is or have it chopped into small pieces, which is also a popular option in Dubai.

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