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Have you tried these Emirati dishes?

Have you tried these Emirati dishes?

How many do you know?



By Chef Abdullah Alshhadeh, 
 Head Chef, Seven Sands


Published: Fri 11 Oct 2019, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 11 Oct 2019, 2:00 AM

Harees: A traditional Bedouin dish, harees dates back thousands of years and is still one of the most popular dishes in UAE. It is made by cooking special white harees wheat and lamb meat slowly together for many hours and is served with a special Emirati ghee called dehen.
Regag Fetteh: We make it using the same method as a traditional fetteh, combining regag bread, hashwa and tahini sauce, but also add tender camel meat before finishing with the Emirati ghee, dehen.
Jami w Yehh Salad: This delicious leafy salad combines classically Emirati flavours including watermelon, yoghurt, cheese and rocca leaves.
Luqaimat: Probably the best known and widely-sampled Emirati dish, luqaimat are small, sticky dumplings that are fried and rolled in date syrup. Some modern versions also have white sesame seeds and pistachios, and the combination of the soft doughy texture, crispy coating and sticky sweetness is irresistible.
Chicken Madrouba: A traditional dish that Emirati's eat on a regular basis, Chicken Madrouba is healthy and tasty. It takes its name from a slow cooking process called Madrouba and is typically made by combining cooked chicken with coriander leaves, oats and Emirati bazaar spice mix.


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