Middle Eastern Recipes, Palestinian Cuisine

Top 10+ Palestinian Recipes

a collage of top Palestinian recipes


Let’s Dive into Palestinian Breakfast Options

A collection of top Palestinian recipes for breakfast meal
Authentic Palestinian Knafeh
A cheesy center sandwiched between golden crunchy knafeh dough with a drizzle of sweet simple syrup.
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Authentic Palestinian Knafeh garnished with shredded pistachios is being drizzled with aromatic Middle Eastern simple syrup.
Palestinian Cauliflower Fritters (Emshat)
These savory cauliflower fritters will have the whole family gathered over the plate to get a bite.
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Cauliflower Fritters garnished with chopped parsley
Palestinian Tatbeeleh (Shatta) (Spicy Salsa)
This Middle Eastern chilly sauce is healthy, aromatic, and delicious. All you have to do to enjoy this Tatbeeleh (Shatta) is throw your ingredients in a food processor and blitz.
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Tatbeeleh (Shatta) in a jar with a spoon inside of it, Pita bread next to it. Baskets behind the jar.

Palestinian Main Dishes

A collection of top Palestinian main dishes recipes like chicken maqluba, musakhan, sheikh makhshi, and chicken fatteh
Chicken Maqluba (Flipped Upside Down)
A flavorful Middle Eastern Maqluba layered with chicken, rice, cauliflower, eggplant, potatoes, rice, and rich spices.
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Chicken with rice flipped upside down with nuts and tomatoes on top.
Authentic Palestinian Musakhan Recipe
Musakhan is famously known as the national dish of Palestine. It is a dish that is easy for everyone to prepare. The zesty flavors and heartiness of the meal make it popular worldwide!
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Delicious Musakhan on Taboon with plenty of sumac, caramelized onions, and pine nuts makes the perfect delicious dish
Sheikh Makhshi (Kusa Bi Laban)
Sheikh Makhshi (Kusa Bi Laban) is a Palestinian delicacy that is easy to prepare. This nourishing and delicious meal is made out of zucchinis filled with meat and dunked in a divine yogurt sauce!
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Sheikh Makhshi (Kusa Bi Laban) mouthwatering plate with zucchinis stuffed with ground meat and dunked in a tasty yogurt sauce!
Chicken Fatteh
An absolutely delicious mouthwatering Chicken Fatteh that is easily prepared and made from garlicky yogurt sauce, spiced rice, shredded chicken, pita bread, and garnished with nuts. A divine recipe you would love and become addicted to!
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Chicken Fatteh with garlicky yogurt, pita bread, rice, shredded chicken, and garnished with delicious crunchy nuts will make you devour it from the first bite!

Palestinian Soups and Stews

a collage that shows the Palestinian rashta soup and Palestinian purslane stew
Rashta (Irkak o Adas)
Rashta, also known as "Irkak o Adas" is a heartwarming soup that is especially enjoyed during the wintertime in Palestine. Lentils and homemade noodles run the show for this recipe.
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Palestinian Purslane Stew Recipe
This delicious, wholesome, and healthy Palestinian Purslane Stew Recipe is a perfect bowl of nutrients. It is simple, warm, earthy, and comforting. With a few simple ingredients, you can make the most satisfying vegetarian stew in less than 30 minutes.
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authentic and delicious Palestinian purslane stew recipe

Golden Palestinian Stuffed Pastries

Meat Stuffed Pitas (Palestinian Arayes)
Arayes are an authentic Palestinian street food. They are made up of pita bread filled with perfectly seasoned ground beef and grilled to crispy perfection. It is a quick and easy recipe that is enjoyed with tahini dipping, yogurt, or a salad on the side.
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Four meat stuffed pita pockets with a bowl of yogurt and two lemons in the background.
Sfeeha Yafawiyeh (Spiral Meat Pies)
Palestinian spiral pies stuffed with seasoned meat and chopped onions. They can be served as a main dish, a snack, or a side dish. Give them a try!
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Yafawi sfeeha served on a golden platter garnished with arils, parsley, and sumac
Musakhan Rolls
A perfect Palestinian roll, Msakhan, is all about letting fresh, simple ingredients shine: Olive oil, tangy sumac, a hint of spice, caramelized onions, and perfectly roasted chicken wrapped in tortilla bread.
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Classic Palestinian Msakhan roll-ups are stuffed with delectable chicken, puckering sour sumac, sweet caramelized onions, delicious olive oil, and balanced out with the warmth of aromatic spices

A collection of top Palestinian appetizers of golden pastries and creamy dips

Delectable Palestinian Dips

Hummus Bil Lahme
Hummus bil lahme is simply a mouth-watering combination of creamy hummus blended with tahini, topped with spiced beef, pine nuts, and pomegranate seeds then garnished with olive oil and parsley.
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Creamy hummus topped with meat, pine nuts, pomegranate, and chopped parsley
Baba Ghanoush
The authentic Middle Eastern baba ghanoush is prepared with a few simple ingredients. Flavorful, delicious, and a perfect side dish for almost anything. Give it a try today!
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A tray with a plate of Mutabbal drizzled with olive oil, pomegranate seeds, and pine nuts.

Incredible Palestinian Desserts Recipes

A collection of top Palestinian desserts like ka'ak, makrouta, sesame cookies, and hilbeh cake
Palestinian Ka’ak
Palestinian Ka'ak, or Palestinian bracelets, is similar to maamoul and makrouta. It is soft on the inside and slightly crunchy on the outside.
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A dozen of kaak that are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside bread. It is a perfect healthy snack.
Palestinian Makrouta
Makrouta cookies are aromatic, filled with dates, and packed with fennel, anise, and cardamom. The result of this combination is rich, flaky, and addictive golden gems!
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Date-filled cookies packed with fennel, anise, and cardamom
Palestinian Sesame Tea Cookies
These Palestinian Sesame Tea cookies are delicious, easy, simple, and fast to prepare. Crunchy on the outside and airy inside!
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Palestinian Sesame Tea cookies is a very simple and quick recipe that combines flour, fennel, ghee, delicious sesame seeds and topped with simple syrup or honey. One cookie won't be enough!
Hilbeh | Fenugreek Cake
Hilbeh Fenugreek Cake is a traditional Palestinian dessert that has the perfect combination of flavors. Every diamond piece is so sweet and indulging. You must give it a try!
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Palestinian hilbeh fenugreek cake served with simple syrup

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