Looking for some meals which are not only quick and easy to prepare but also wholesome and tasty? Have a look through these options, quick Arabic dishes on the go which you can prepare in less than a half an hour. Each one has different flavors and ingredients making them suitable for each day of the week.
- Shorbat Adas (Lentil Soup)
- Sauté six chopped onions in a pan of olive oil until they are nice and brown.
- Pour in five cups of water, then two cups of rinsed, orange lentils.
- Bring to the boil and add chopped potatoes and a chopped carrot.
- Cook for around twenty minutes.
- Add spices and lemon to flavor.
- Batata Wa Bayd (Potatoes and Eggs)
- Sauté seven peeled potatoes chopped into cubes in olive oil for ten minutes or so.
- Once the potatoes are ready and nice and soft, stir in four eggs.
- Add a good sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste, and one tablespoon of crushed mint.
- As a side serving, combine the dish with olives and chopped tomatoes and scoop it up with delicious Arab bread.
- Kofta Burgers (beef patties)
- Mix 1 pound of ground beef with a half a bunch of finely chopped parsley, one minced onion, and add salt and pepper as you like.
- Roll the mixture into balls and then flatten them into patties.
- Let them cook in the oven at three hundred and fifty degrees Fahrenheit for at least twenty minutes, checking on them from time to time.
- Sfeeha (Meat Pies)
- Mix one pound of ground meat with two chopped onions, salt, pepper and ‘all spice’ for some flavor.
- Squeeze some lemon juice over the meat.
- Spread a thin layer of your meat over flattened savory dough biscuits, you should use at least twenty.
- Bake your mini meat pies for 15 minutes in the oven at three hundred and fifty degrees Fahrenheit.
- Lahem Meshwi (Shish Kebob)
- Marinate two pounds of either cubed beef, lamb, or chicken. Place the cubes into a deep dish of the marinade containing salt, pepper, one tablespoon of olive oil, crushed mine, and a few drops of red wine.
- Place skewers through the pieces of meat as well as a few slices of onion, peppers, and tomatoes in between.
- Broil slowly over hot charcoals for at least ten minutes. You may also do this on a broiler on the stove if you prefer.
- Serve alongside hummus and Arab bread.
6. Kibbeh Nayyeh (Raw Kibbeh)
- Mix two pounds of lean beef or lamb mince, or a combination of these two if you prefer.
- Add one and a half cups of soaked and squeezed fine, cracked wheat.
- Grind one large onion, add salt and pepper, pour in a half a cup of cold water and add it to your mince.
- Knead the meat well and garnish it with a drizzling of olive oil and serve with onions and Arab bread.
- Ghalabeh (Sautéed/Stir Fry Meat and Vegetables)
- Add two pounds of finely chopped ground steak or chicken and brown it in a frying pan
- Toss in one chopped green pepper, half a pound of chopped mushrooms, one chopped medium onion, and a chopped tomato.
- Add salt and pepper to taste and scoop it up with some Arab bread.