Food of Algeria: Famous dishes of Algeria
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Everybody tries to find good in every situation, and foodies tend to find food in every situation. Then how you can ignore it when you are on a trip? And believe us, you should not! There is nothing which brings people together like good food.
You, foodies love to explore the different cuisines, don’t you? whether it is in your home country or in abroad. So, we are here to add some mouth-watering dishes to your wish list that you must try when you plan your vacation for Algeria. We very well know that you don’t want to look back and think “I wish, I could have eaten that”. That’s why to save you from any future disappointment today, we are going to talk about some of the famous dishes of Algeria in this article.
So firstly, let take a quick look at the country then proceed with the food of Algeria.
The people Democratic Republic of Algeria or also known as Algeria is a country situated in the African continent. Algeria is placed on the list of the largest countries in the world. Algiers is the capital of the country which is also the largest city of the country. Some dishes of Algeria that you can try when you are in Algeria are-
Couscous is placed on the top in the list of famous dishes of Algeria. This dish is not only popular in Algeria but also in other European countries such as UK (United Kingdom), France, Spain, and many other countries. Couscous is made of semolina balls which are served with spicy veggies and meat. Couscous, also known as kuskus, is a simple yet healthy dish that you can try.
Bourek can serve as a great appetizer with your main meal. Bourek is basically an Algerian pastry stuffed with onions, potatoes, olives, and other things, which make it more and more delicious. It is served at the time of Iftar during Ramadan. There is a wide range of flavors available in this dish of Algeria which you can enjoy while exploring the beautiful places in Algeria.
Dolma is a delicious vegetarian dish of Algeria which is not only liked by vegetarians but by non-vegetarians also. Dolma having Turkish origin has endowed its name from the Turkish word dolmak which means stuffed. Although having Turkish origin, Dolma is a very common dish of stuffed vegetables not only in Algeria but also in other North African countries. Wrapped in cabbage or Grape leaves dolma’s stuffing is usually of zucchini, potato, meat, and other fillers, making it rich in nutrients.
Harira is one of the most popular soups not only in Algeria but also in other North African countries. You can certainly choose Harira if you want to have something lighter. There is a wide range of flavors available in this soupy dish of Algeria as the recipe differs from region to region.
ChorbaFrik is another popular soup of Algeria. The soup is made of tomatoes, frik, onions, meat, peas, and many other ingredients. It is served during Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Basically, it is a light soupy dish of Algeria that you can have any time whenever you feel like.
Rechta is a traditional dish of Algeria that you must try while you are in Algeria. The dish is prepared by cooking noodles in a sauce which is made up of chickpeas, onions, chicken pieces, cinnamon, etc. The dish is usually eaten with chicken and vegetables. This Algerian dish is served during special occasions or festive season.
When you have enough of the spicy food and you are craving something sweet to eat, then try this traditional Algerian dish named Makroudh. This dessert is prepared from the dough of semolina and flour having stuffing of nuts, dates, and almond paste. This delicious food of Algeria is mostly served on special events or occasions.
Chakchouka is a delicious traditional yet simple dish of Algeria. This dish gives you a glimpse of Algerian culinary art. If you are a spicy food lover, then this dish is for you. The dish is consists of rougag and stew. The stew is prepared with meat, vegetables, chickpeas, pepper, and other important ingredients. This food of Algeria is mainly served during special occasions and festive events.
Shakshouka is one of the popular dishes in Algeria and North-western African countries. The dish is made of tomatoes, eggs, onions, pepper, and other important ingredients giving it an exotic flavor.
Mhadjeb is another dish of Algeria which gives a glimpse of Algerian culinary culture. This dish is usually served on festive occasions and festive events such as Ramadan. The ingredients differ depending upon the region.
Do try these famous dishes of Algeria and other delicious dishes that you find there because-
“Food is very representative of a city’s culture. In order to really get to know a place and the people, you have got to eat the food”– -Emeril Lagasse