Jordanian Dishes

7 Jordanian Dishes You Have To Try

Food in the Middle East is always bursting with flavour and Jordanian dishes are no exception. With a combination of great meats, spices and pulses, the cuisine is refreshing, colourful and always exciting. Popular Jordanian food tend to consist of rice, yogurt, lamb, olives, and a range of herbs and spices. Fresh, flaky pastries are also a must-try!

You might not be able to travel there right now but we wanted to highlight some of the best recipes from the region. These recipes come from the very best food bloggers in the world so make sure to bookmark their sites.

You might not be able to travel there right now, but you call still cook up these Jordanian dishes at home. Time to grab some super fresh produce and head into the kitchen.

The Best Jordanian Dishes

1. Beef Galayet Bandora

Galayet Bandora Recipe is a sautéed tomato dish that is mixed with onion, olive oil, chopped beef, and potatoes. This is a traditional breakfast in Jordan which you eat using flatbread, pita bread or rice.

Recipe created by Dr. Saif Al Deen Odeh.

2. Mansaf

The national dish of Jordan, Mansaf is all about lamb meat cooked in goat milk yoghurt called jameed and served with turmeric rice.

Recipe created by Famidha and he is Mr F.

3. Roasted Eggplant With Lamb

This Jordanian roasted eggplant stuffed with lamb recipe is what you need to blow your guests away. Flavoured with warm and fragrant spices of Mediterranean, this dish is a new favourite for any occasion.

Recipe created by Jas.

4. Galayet Bandora

Galayet Bandora is a simple delicious dish from the Jordanian cuisine! Made with just 3 ingredients in 15 minutes. It is the sort of recipe that once you know how to make you will be making for life.

Recipe created by Diana.

5. Jordanian Roasted Chicken

This Jordanian-style roast chicken with pomegranate molasses has big and bold flavours. It starts with a seasoning mix of cardamom and sumac that gets rubbed under the skin prior to searing. It’s then roasted with pomegranate molasses, thyme and chicken stock for one juicy, tender and memorable meal.

Recipe created by Kevin.

Jordanian Dishes

6. Beef Kefta

The perfect way to cook up some meat if you want something different and unique. The ingredients make the dish super fragrant, but the cooking technique is simple for home chefs of all standards.

Recipe created by Sandra.

Jordanian Dishes

7. Matabaqa

This is a traditional bread in Northern Jordan that uses olive oil instead of butter to get the flaky layers. When you bite into it, the top couple of layers or more are crispy, but the layers become softer and chewier as you bite down through them.

Recipe created by Susan.

Jordanian Dishes

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