Cuisine in Jordan


Jordanian cuisine is rich in diverse culinary traditions from the Near and Middle East, what confers on it a wide diversity. Here are gathered some recipes. The list will be expanded over time...

MANSAF

MANSAF

The Mansaf is the Jordanian national dish. It is a typical Bedouin meal, as it includes "jemeed", a yogurt dried in loafs, so that this product is transportable and suitable to the nomadic lifestyle. The Mansaf is the typical dish for celebrations.

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MAGLOUBEH

MAGLOUBEH

Favorite family dish as it is easy to make it in a large quantity without much work. It is very popular and usually considered the Friday meal. The expression "magloubeh" means "turned upside down" because the content of the pan is reverted on a large tray.

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KNAFEH

KNAFEH

Traditional dessert, famous in the whole Near and Middle East, made of white cheese and vermicelli. Knafeh is sign of joy, sharing and conviviality. It is served at weddings, birth celebrations, anniversaries and religious celebrations

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HOMMOS

HOMMOS

Homos is a dish widespread in all the oriental countries. It is a very consistent cream of chickpeas. It is served as a appetizer or very commonly at the breakfast.

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MUSAKHAN

MUSAKHAN

Musakhan is a popular Near East dish, that uses taboun or tanour bread as well as a typically oriental spice, the somagh.

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MUTABAL

MUTABAL

Mutabal is an excellent, light and healthy appetizer made from grilled aubergine, mixed with sesame cream and garlic.

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