The cuisine of Iraq - Asia

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The foods of Iraq

The cuisine of Iraq is a Middle Eastern cuisine that has its origins in the ancient Near East culture of the fertile crescent1. It is influenced by Persian, Turkish, and Arab cuisines, and reflects the natural and historical diversity of Iraq.

Some of the most popular Iraqi foods are:
Masgouf (مسگوف): The national dish of Iraq, a grilled fish seasoned with salt and pepper, and served with pickles and cardamom tea.
Iraqi Dolma (دولمة): Stuffed vegetables, such as grape leaves, Swiss chard, eggplant, zucchini, and onion, cooked in a tomato-based sauce with pomegranate molasses and lamb meat.
Kleicha (كليجة): The national cookie of Iraq, a sweet pastry filled with dates, nuts, or coconut, and flavored with cardamom, rose water, and sesame seeds.
Iraqi cuisine also features a variety of rice dishes, breads, soups, stews, salads, and desserts, as well as dates, which are a staple fruit and a major export of the country.
Iraqi food is usually not very spicy, but it is rich in herbs and spices, such as cumin, coriander, mint, dill, cassia, and saffron. Iraqi cuisine is a reflection of the long and diverse history of Iraq, and a source of pride and joy for its people.
The types of Cuisines in Iraq are influenced by:
The regional cuisine Appetizer recipes coming soon

Main recipes

Majadra lentils and rice Side dishes recipes coming soon
Dessert recipes coming soon
Asian - See the recipes Appetizer recipes coming soon

Main recipes

Brown rice and chicken stir fry with edamame and walnuts Oriental lemon chicken Spicy peanut chicken Tomato stack salad Side dishes recipes coming soon

Dessert recipes

Meringues with ginger ice cream and chocolate sauce

Cooking in Iraq