List of Moroccan dishes

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This is a list of dishes in the Cuisine of Morocco. Entries in beige color indicate types of generic foods.

Main dishes[edit]

Other names
Image Type Description
Baghrir Beghrir (Homemade).jpg Entrée A yeasted semolina pancake.[1]
Briouat Moroccan food-02.jpg Entrée Triangular or cylinder-shaped savory or sweet pastry covered with warqa (a paper-thin Moroccan dough)[2][3]
بولفاف.jpg Kebob Lamb kebab[1]
Moroccan cuisine-Bourekas-01.jpg Entrée
Couscous Moroccan couscous2006.jpg Main course Semolina, meat, and vegetables. Traditionally 7 vegetables[1]
Ferakh Maamer Entrée A dish of spring chicken stuffed with sweeten couscous and enhanced with raisins, orange-flower water, almonds, and sugar. The ingredients are then placed in a large casserole and simmered slowly in a sauce made of honey, onion, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, and saffron.[4][3]
Harira Harira.JPG Entrée Thick soup based on tomatoes (beans, lentils and other products can be added)
Kefta magawara Main course Kefta tajine served with tomato, eggs[1]
Kemia An array of small dishes[3]
khli[1] or Kleehe[5]
Moroccan preserved dried meat-Khli-01.jpg Breakfast Preserved dried meat[6]
Khobz Moroccan Flatbread-01.jpg bread bread
Lentil soup Moroccan cuisine-Lentil soup-02.jpg soup Soup made with lentil
Merguez Merguez sausages.jpg A spicy lamb sausage[1]
Méchoui Mechoui.jpg Main course Roasted lamb
Milina Entrée Chicken/Eggs
Moroccan Cigars Moroccan Cigars filled with milk-fed veal offal.jpg Appetizer Ground beef wrapped in dough
Mrouzia IB tajine 02.jpg Main course A sweet dish of lamb with raisins, almonds and honey
Mqualli Entrée Chicken/Citron
Pastilla Pastilla9.jpg Entrée Chicken/Almonds/Seafood
Rfisa A dish made with shredded pieces of pancake and chicken (djej beldi)
Sardine Fresh sardines with preserved lemon.jpg Entrée Sardines with preserved lemon
Tajine ZnuTjn2a.jpg Main course Meat, vegetables
Tangia Tanjia-959.jpg Main course Meat, vegetables (a typical dish of Marrakech)


Name Image Type Description
Bakoula Salad Salad of cooked greens such as mallow leaves, or spinach, and parsley, cilantro, lemon, olives.
Moroccan salad Moroccan salad-01a.jpg Salad
Moroccan spreads Moroccan spreads.jpg Salad "Cooked salads."[7]
Taktouka Salad Grilled tomato and green pepper salad[8]
Lhzina Salad Oranges/Paprika/Black olives
Zaalouk Zaalouk-01.JPG Salad Cooked mixture of eggplant and tomatoes[7]

Condiments and sauces[edit]

Name Image Type Description
Charmoula Chermoula tagine.jpg A marinade to flavor fish or seafood, but it can be used on other meats or vegetables. Chermoula is often made of a mixture of herbs, oil, lemon juice, pickled lemons, garlic, cumin, and salt. It may also include onion, fresh coriander, ground chili peppers, black pepper, or saffron.
Pickled lemons MoroccanlemonS.jpg Pickled lemons
Marinated Olives
Marinated olives
Marinated olives
Olives marinated in : olive oil, paprika, lemon, salt, pepper, harissa, cumin and other spices and herbs [9]


Name Image Type Description
Briouat bil luz Dessert Pastry stuffed with almond paste[3]
Faqqas Dessert A type of macaroon made with semolina flour.[1]
Ghoriba (Ghriyyaba) Ghribia.jpg Dessert Biscuits flavored with aniseed and sesame seeds, or almonds and raisins.[1]
Keneffa Dessert A variety of bastila dessert[1]
Kaab el ghzal Dessert Almond Paste/Sugar[1]
Limun bel-Qerfa o khayezzou mahekouk(carrotte) Dessert Oranges/Cinnamon
Ma'amoul Date Maamul, Pistachio Baklava and Coffee - Moroccan Soup Bar.jpg Dessert Small shortbread pastries filled with dates, pistachios or walnuts (or occasionally almonds, figs, or other fillings).
Milk Pastilla Dessert Pastilla/Milk/Almonds/Vanilla
Rozz bel Hleeb (Rice pudding) Dessert Milk/Rice/Orange Blossom Water
Chebakia.jpg Dessert Fried dough "rose" dipped in honey and sesame seeds
Sweet couscous made with cinnamon, sugar, and sometimes studded with prunes, raisins and almonds.[1] It is served with cream.[3]
Sellou Sfouf.jpg Dessert Roasted flour mixed with butter or olive oil, sugar or honey, cinnamon, almonds (or sometimes peanuts), and other ingredients[1]
Sfenj Freshly fried doughnuts bought from a shop on Rue de Berrima in Marrakech Dessert A doughnut sprinkled with sugar or soaked in honey.


Name Image Type Description
'Asseer Rumman Pomegranate/Orange Blossom Water
'Asseer Limun Orange juice
Diks Le Grand Café de la Poste.jpg Moroccan 'nus-nus' or 'half-half'
Beet Juice Beet juice-02.jpg Beets/Orange Blossom Water
Grape juice White grapes
Maghrebi mint tea The menthe.jpg Green tea with mint and copious sugar

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Catherine Hanger (2000). Morocco: World Food. Lonely Planet. p. 98. ISBN 1-86450-024-7.
  2. ^ "Moroccan Chicken Briouats - Like Eating a Bite-Sized Bastilla!".
  3. ^ a b c d e f Anthony Ham; Paula Hardy; Alison Bing; Lonely Planet Publications (2007). Morocco. Lonely Planet. p. 74. ISBN 978-1-74059-974-0.
  4. ^ "Dishes from Morocco". Archived from the original on Nov 23, 2012. Retrieved Mar 27, 2021.
  5. ^ Kitty Morse; Danielle Mamane; Owen Morse (2001). The Scent of Orange Blossoms: Sephardic Cuisine from Morocco. Ten Speed Press. p. 98. ISBN 1-58008-269-6.
  6. ^ Khlea Archived 2008-11-20 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ a b Zeldes, Leah A. (Nov 11, 2009). "Eat this! Zaalouk, a cooked salad from Morocco". Dining Chicago. Chicago's Restaurant & Entertainment Guide, Inc. Retrieved Nov 12, 2009.
  8. ^ "Taktouka - A Zesty Moroccan Dip of Tomatoes and Roasted Peppers".
  9. ^ "Moroccan Marinated Olives". Moroccan Zest. 2018-09-21. Retrieved 2018-10-06.

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