10 (Iraqi)

List by: anika854, created: 31 Mar 2018, updated: 31 Mar 2018 Public: Users can add dishes

Iraq has arguably some of the most delicious food in the Middle East, and with such a long and dynamic history of interactions with neighboring countries and empires, its no wonder that the food of Iraq is as colorful as its people. Here are the top 10 best traditional Iraqi foods you need to try.

1. Masgouf

Masgûf (Iraqi)

This dish consisting of seasoned, grilled carp. It is considered the national dish of Iraq.

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2. Quzi

Qoozi, Ghozi (Iraqi) (-Levantine-) (Turkish)

Quzi is a rice-based dish popular in Levant countries. It is served with very slow cooked lamb, roasted nuts, raisins and served over rice. It is considered one of Iraq's national dishes and Introduced in Turkey by Arab Immigrants.

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3. Tepsi Baytinjan

(Iraqi)

Tepsi Baytinjan is a popular Iraqi casserole dish consisting of aubergine, which are sliced and fried before placing in a baking dish, accompanied with meatballs, tomatoes, onions and garlic. Potato slices are placed on top of the mixture, and the dish is baked.

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4. Margat Albamiya

(Iraqi)

This classic is one of the most common staples in any Iraqi household. A mixture of perfectly baked okra and tender lamb or beef in a spiced tomato-based stew, the textures, and flavors of this dish can only be described as absolutely perfect.

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5. Qeema

Iraqi Qeema (Iraqi)

Iraqi Qeema is made with finely diced meat and crushed, split peas, and is traditionally prepared on a large communal scale at the annual Āshūrā commemorations. The name qeema is an ancient Akkadian word meaning 'finely chopped.

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6. Tashreeb Dajaj

(Iraqi) (-Middle Eastern-)

Tashreeb Dajaj, a traditional Iraqi main dish. Tashreeb Dajaj is a Middle Eastern stuffed roast chicken.

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7. Bagilla Bil Dihin

Fried Eggs Over Broad Beans, broth-soaked bread (Iraqi)

This is also a broth-soaked bread dish, but this one’s considered a breakfast meal. With layers of broth-soaked bread, it is topped with oil-fried eggs, onions, and boiled beans.

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8. Makhlama

(Iraqi)

Another Iraqi breakfast dish but less heavy than tashreeb is makhlama, which is basically a large skillet of fried eggs, tomatoes, onions, and spices. The key is to have all the flavors blend together in one pan, which you then eat by scooping it up with pieces of warm and fresh Iraqi bread.

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9. Kebbah

Kibbeh, kibbe, kebbah, kubbeh, kubbah, kubbi) (Lebanese) (-Levantine-)

This is a Levantine dish made of bulgur (cracked wheat), minced onions, and finely ground lean beef, lamb, goat or camel meat with Middle-Eastern spices . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K…

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10. Dolma

Iraqi Dolma (Iraqi)

Dolma is a most famous and traditional dish of Iraqi. The dolma is a special Iraqi recipe, consisting of various stuffed vegetables including onion skins and vine leaves.

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